Panoramas From the Road
|Between the Clouds|
Occasionally during my Eastern Sierra trip I had the idea to take panoramas to try and take in the full view of what I was seeing and feeling. I tried to focus on a part of the view I was seeing that would fill up my frame, but I felt that it didn't full get the whole feeling with only part of the view, but this led to other problems. All the panoramas I took were literally on the side of the road, meaning I was in the middle of driving, with someone who's not a photographer. So, not wanting to annoy them I left the tripod in the car and took these panoramas free hand. When taking handheld panos my general rule is to take many photos and to go well beyond and after my intended start and stop points so that the photo software has lots of points in common to stitch the photos together, and I will hopefully have plenty of excess photo that can be thrown away on the edges.
The top photo was taken off highway 44, directly north of Lassen National Park and looking out west. We had been climbing for a while at this point and got to a point where we were on top of the fog that had filled the canyon we drove up out of, but just below the cloud base. Not a sight I see all that often. This shot is a 5 shots stitched together in Lightroom.
|Looking Down on Mono Lake|
This pano was made up of 7 shots, handheld, and again stitched in Lightroom
|Eastern Sierras in Black and White|
This, I'm surprised to find out, is a 10 shot panorama, though in terms of dimensions is a good thousand pixels slimmer than my 7 shot panorama looking down on Mono Lake. Lightroom certainly threw out a lot of extra space.
I've linked the 3 photos below to show them in full screen, as Blogger doesn't allow for easily showing that.
Up in the Clouds
Looking Down on Mono Lake
Eastern Sierra in Black and White