I like the panoramic format even if the subject isn’t a scenic panorama. Of course, it depends on the subject. In the top image here there are a lot of horizontally running lines … something that a panoramic crop can emphasize. In the lower image, the crop turned into a panorama when I cut away the pieces that were distracting. In this image, I liked the wet rocks just above the surf line … and the rocks in the distance become increasingly out of focus.
This is taken from the White Mountains looking west to the Sierras. The town of Big Pine is in the valley, just barely visible on the right side of the image.
If you click on the image to enlarge it, the road to Whitney Portal becomes much more prominent as the scar across the hillside to the right side of the image. Whitney Portal is one of the access points for climbers heading up Mt Whitney is the highest mountain in the lower 48 with an elevation of 14,505 ft (4421 m). It is in California just to the west of Death Valley National Park and less than 100 miles from the lowest point in North America.
According to some historians, the Pi Ute [Paiute] Indians called Mt. Whitney Too-man-i-goo-yah, which means ‘the very old man.’
The North Fork Skokomish from the bridge at six miles up the North Fork trail. This is another image series taken with a standard (58mm) lens on my Nikon D-850 and stitched together using the pano tool in Lightroom Classic.
The last couple posts showed Mt Rainier and Mt Baker in the sunrise. Here is what it looked like in between the two peaks.
- Camera: Nikon D850
- Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm (panorama created in Lightroom)
- ISO 400 1/800 sec f/11