This was taken a few hours before sunset, certainly well before the golden hour, and I thought I would take some record shots in case I got clouds covering my sunset shoot I was planning. This turned out to be one of my favorite shots of the trip. I shot a series of 7 images, but I ended up using only 4, for some reason I was getting a better image with less distortion with fewer images.
It's party time on PF, the pan is "super" ... sharpness, perfect fit, beautiful colors, an ideal sky ... That nature is beautiful and grand. Thank you for sharing.
Greetings from Paris.
ssemper (2011/07/28 22:27:26): Hey Pierre, greetings from San Francisco, and thanks for your comments.
isn't it FANTASTIC that we now have the pano option? This is the perfect image for this feature. The large version is wonderful. I can understand why it's one of your favorites because it has a special kind of mood, especially with those clouds and the snow covered peaks. Lovely colors and an awesome view!
great use of the panoramic feature .. love the dimension and space .. love the vibrant colors .. the oranges of the harsh desert .. the white wet snow .. and the green life of the trees really are thoughtful with each other .. the sharpness is wonderful .. at first glance the stone feels almost disorienting with what is level but the tree at the right and the dramatic clouds form a nice L that anchors the image. very nice. take care, John
Hello Steve! This is quite a tool!!! Big size works wonderfully, really impressive, like standing at one of the many visiting points myself. Beautiful also the whole mood with the winter clouds maybe carrying a new load of snow. It looks like a new storm was approaching in the far back. Snow is really not an every day sight and makes me want to visit during winter time. It stands on the wish list as so many other things :)))) You can call this photo "Wonders of our world", right! Excellent presentation! Best, Barbara.
An incredible point of view on a stuning place. Love the orange colour so nicely contrasting with greens and sky. The cloudy part is gorgeous with great light games.
Large version allow to admire more in details. Perhaps the large version miss a little of sharpness compared to small version. Perhaps a compression problem?.
ssemper (2011/07/28 22:37:59): I didnt add any sharpening to this other than what lightroom adds by default with exporting. When I printed it out 42x13 I did sharpen, and it looked good. Sometimes my 18-200 zoom is a bit soft, and I have decided to retire that lense.
WOW! We almost need a panoramic font display to put the WOW in the right perspective.
Steve, this shot is amazing and I wish I would have gone up to Bryce on that day instead of continuing to Moab. We did not have anything going on during the first day in Moab, but we surely missed BIG time something at Bryce. You and Charlie did a great work on this one. I am really jealous.
I hope to see this hanging in your living room at some point.
This certainly will go into my favorite collection right away!!!!
pboehringer (2011/07/28 23:01:21): By the way, it would be nice to have a fitting title to this post. Untitled sounds so unsexy and unappealing! :-)ssemper (2011/07/28 22:42:49): you wouldnt have seen this on the first day, I was hit by a snow storm at about 2pm and thereafter, it was the next day, and storm remnants were passing by. Its being framed as we speak, and will indeed be hanging in my livingroom shortly.