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Best Of 2010

(January 1st - December 30th, 2010)

Harro Smit

De Groene Brug Over de Oude Gracht

Norman Shapiro

Deception Pass

Puget Sound, Washington, USA

August 16, 2010, 1:00 pm

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During his Northwest coastal explorations, Captain George Vancouver became the first European to identify the area near Whidbey Island as a passage, which he named "Deception Pass."

The name "Deception Pass" derived from Captain Vancouver's realization that what he had mistaken for a peninsula was actually an island. He named that island "Whidbey" in honor of his assistant, Joseph Whidbey, who was at his side when Vancouver realized the mistake. The captain named the inlet at which he was anchored "Deception Pass" to commemorate the error.

I would not say this my best panorama of 2010, but it is one that I like, and it meets the requirements of this event.

USA-Canada / USA-Washington

Lat: 48° 24' 15.78" N
Long: 123° 39' 48.8" W

Elevation: 0

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

I am still using my older Nikon D70 camera body. I have newer Nikon bodies, some with a CMOS sensor, but so far the D70 has been fine. But the newer bodies are much heavier and unless I was in a situation that I had to hand hold my camera in a very dark place I have no reason to use them. For a lens I'm still using a Nikkor 10.5mm, with my camera mounted on a homemade camera arm on top of a Bogen rotator. Software wise PTMac still works fine for me with my manual control point placements, along with Photoshop CS2, and CubicConverter.

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