High Sierra Panoramas and Vertoramas

 

All of the images in this gallery are made by taking a series of exposures and the combining them in the computer to create a wide field rendition of our world.

The rpocess does this with very minimal distortion and with, in many cases, infinet depth of field...

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Artists Palette

On Artist Drive in Death Valley is the Artist's Palette formation. The formation has a variety of different minerals that appear as different colors. The red, pink and yellow are iron. The green is mica and the purple is manganese.

I went here at three different times of day trying to find the best light. This is a north south ridgeline so in the early morning its in shade and at golden hour it is flatly lit. I thought the later mid-day light was the best. With some things there is no dramatic right answer to the best time for the light and this is one of those cases.

The colors of these rocks are a dramatic display and there is more that you cant see in this low resolution image like the timy yellow flowers growing on the lower hillsides. This is a very high resolution image so there are a myriad of small details that add to the whole effect. I certainly have never seen such a display of colors elsewhere but this is emblematic of the kinds of landforms that are present in Death Valley.

This is a 70 megapixel image made from a number of frames of Canon 5D Mark II data. 

 

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Bridal Veil Falls

This is an oft photographed scene but I cam e away with an interesting picture of Bridal Veil Falls illuminated by a spot of sunlight.

After this years late season trip we stopped in Yosemite Valley for a day and enjoyed the sights. Most of the falls were down but Bridal Veil was still running with some force.

I love the infinite depth of field produced by progressive focus in vertoramic photos. Everything from the sage plant and rocks in the foreground to infinity is tack sharp.

This is a 100 megapixel image made from a number of frames of Canon 5D Mark II data.

 

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Cascade Lake Output

This is one of those places where you can see through the water like it is transparent.

I shot this image using 2 different shutter speeds and blended them together. One speed made the waterfall blur and the othe froze the water to give it that glassy transparent look. Needless to say I used a polarizer.

I drank this water and it was really good! I wish I had some now...

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Columns of the Giants

THis is an odd little place up in the pass. The parks folks have just put in new walks and amenities so it is a short smooth walk to this formation...

I had passed by so many times I thought it was my duty to stop and take a picture or so...

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