nisqually glacier panorama

Nisqually Glacier panorama

I recently gave a talk about panoramas to our local photography club, and mentioned that obviously you’re not limited to only a horizontal or vertical image – you can do both. Afterwards I remembered this collection of photos I took on Mount Ranier back in 2006, and resurrected them into a new panorama. There are ten separate shots here, and they’re all over the place as far as exposure is concerned. But the latest version of Photoshop Elements has impressively improved how it blends everything together.

A group of us hiked one of the side trails from the Paradise visitor center, then veered off a bit further to this vantage point. The glacier in the background makes it seem cool-ish, but it was at least 95F and we were sucking water down like nobody’s biz. Still, it was a great day and a great view.

Immense image here [2047x823px , 348K].

July 23, 2006. Mount Ranier, Washington.

three zooms

three zooms, #1

three zooms, #2

three zooms, #3

Three photos of Delicate Arch, at various zooms. These were taken within a few seconds of each other, from the same spot about 900 feet away across a gorge.

Click the last image to go to its Flickr page, and check out the top of the arch. Something has actually tried to grow up there. Not well, but still…

35mm equivalents: 28mm, 290mm, and 500mm.

July 31, 2010. Arches National Park, Utah.

waiting for the storm

waiting for the storm

Fran├žois waited for the troops.

He was in front of everyone else. Out at the edge. The naked photographer. World’s witness to war’s wickedness. He could picture the headlines.

Maybe they would play something by Washington Squares at his funeral.

July 31, 2010. Arches National Park, Utah.