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...

How to Work The Gallery...

Each page has 8 generous sized images on it and is changed using the page numbers at top and bottom.

To se a larger image click on a picture and you will be taken to the full size gallery.

In the full size gallery you can navigate with either the arrow keys or with the page numbers.


Donnell Moonrise

We had raced up to the mountain for a weekend, threw up the tents and went off to shoot the sunset from Donnell.

We got there just as the light went. Like someone turned off a switch...

Then the most beautiful twilight appeared. We kept shooting as it faded away :)

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Misty Ridges

A nice view across the gorge at Donnell...

A little mist and you can really feel the distances between the ridgelines...

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Donnell Twilight

This is the magic time at Donnell Lake...

Because of the viewing angle you get a direct reflection of the sky in the water and oh man, its good!

I pretty much captured it here in the very high res image.

I can still remember the thunderous roar of the Stanislaus river as it pounds down into the lake.

 

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Death Valley Dune Edge

One of the places in Death Valley that I enjoyed the most was the sand dunes. We got there at 5:00pm so the major heat had broken and it was maybe down to 98 degrees...

The sand dunes are formed in places where the winds converge. In this case the wind coming out of the south is hit by the air moving over the Stovepipe Wells pass.

While we were there the winds were quite active and the sand was blowing and in the end we were all covered with the stuff which engendered some cleaning of the gear before we did our night shoot at Devil's Golf Course..

The result ? Wonderful dunes have formed...

I didn't make it here at dawn so I had the zen exercise of raking the sand in photoshop to eliminate the footprints that randomly tracked through the dunes. A nice way to spend an hour and some on Saturday afternoon.

I thought that the dune edges were powerful leading lines and I set out to use them in a vertorama.

This photo was shot using a a "Really Right Stuff" pano head that allows me to make a vertorama with the camera in landscape orientation for maximum resolution in the short dimension. It's a piece of American made gear which costs a little more but its solid and worth the price.

This is a 110 megapixel image made from a number of frames of Canon 5D Mark II data.

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