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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Calaveras Reservoir

Here is another picture from my panoramic series. I had posted the earlier one here

Seen below is the Calaveras Reservoir, located in the Santa Clara County. The reservoir has a capacity of 100,000 acre-feet (123,000,000 m³). Calaveras Dam, which creates the reservoir, used to be the largest earth fill dam in the world. It is 210 feet (64 m) tall and was completed in 1925. The city and county of San Francisco owns the dam and reservoir. This region is a geologically active area with the Calaveras Fault running below it. A lot of mini quakes are reported everyday in and around this area.


Click picture to open in panoramic mode.


The Calaveras Valley is rich and diverse in wildlife. Some of the most common animals include deer, coyotes, squirrels, turkeys, vultures, red-winged blackbirds, yellow-billed magpies, red-tailed hawks, brewer's blackbirds, purple martins, barn swallows, bullock's orioles, and warblers. It is also abundant with farms having horses and cows.

I will post more of this series later.

25 comments:

  1. What a stunning panorama, and such a tranquil outlook.

    Just out of interest, did you use a pano camera or crop the image?

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  2. that's a fantastic panoramic view of Calaveras Reservoir!!
    And wow..there's a wide variety of wild life over there in the valley..

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  3. Very Beautiful!
    Thanks Ari!
    Looking forward to more of this series!
    Take care!
    -Margie:)

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  4. Thanks Ari..really pretty.Looking foward to seeing more pics.

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  5. beautiful Ari. Almost looks like a painting. I'll check back later to see the additional photos.

    Robyn

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  6. Ari
    You are just so nice!!!
    I read what you said to Robyn about my blog!
    Thank you!
    I am having kind of a rotten day...
    so, it made me happy to see what you wrote!
    Take care!
    Here's a BIG HUGGGGG!
    -Margie:)

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  7. Very little foreground Aamir

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  8. Ari thats such a beautiful, quiet and crisp place. Ur pics r always TOPS.

    Keshi.

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  9. gorgeous pic, bro ! loved the blue. but thought it was a little too flat; i mean, i dunno if the panorama could be adjusted or if this is the default size. did you mean the pic to look tiny ? beautiful pic, anyway *hugs*

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  10. BREATHTAKING....One word..just enough I hope :-)

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  11. Hi Corinne. Thank you. I took several shots with same exposure and stitched them together to produce the panoramic image. I posted more information on how i did it in the link at the beginning of this post.

    Have a nice weekend.
    -ari

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  12. Hi Gangadhar. It is always peaceful to drive up there, though the roads can become real curvy some places.

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  13. Thanks starry. Will post them soon.

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  14. Hey Robyn, thanks for the comment :) Have a nice weekend.
    -ari

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  15. Margie, the same goes to you too :) You too are very nice. Im glad to have you as a friend. My day is content when i can bring a smile on someone's face. :)
    Take care and have a nice weekend
    -ari

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  16. Hi Rauf, i know. Not much foreground. The edge i was standing at dropped steep and the road behind me was very narrow.

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  17. Thank you K. You pics are tops too :-D

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  18. boo... I had to cover both ends of the reservoir and had to stitch 7-8 images to get the whole picture. The more number of images to stitch, the more wider is the final panoramic image. If you remember my windmill pic, i only stitched 3 images to get the final one.

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  19. Radhika. Thanks! one word makes a world of difference :)

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  20. the world's largest dam is in China 'Three Gorges' and i think number 5 or so is Tarbela dam in Pakistan. What is an Earth Fill Dam?

    The panoramic picture is soo great .. the water looks soo blue (hence clean)

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  21. Never been to that place, but travelled towards north.
    Good shot buddy!!!

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