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Big Meadows Panorama

Originally uploaded by sogrady.

Had an excellent couple of days off, spending Friday evening through Sunday afternoon up in the mountains, capped off with some Wiffleball here in Denver yesterday (lost 2-1, due to an inability to locate my fastball in the early innings). I caught three brook trout (it could be two, as it’s alleged that I caught the same idiot fish twice) in 20 minutes in a stream just off the lower right corner of this obviously cut and pasted panorama shot from Rocky Mountain National Park.

Speaking of panoramas, that’s an area of digital photography that could use some serious attention, IMO. Whether your platform is Linux, OS X or Windows, there are a variety of panorama stitching tools available, but the ones I tried demanded a knowledge of concepts I was distinctly unfamiliar with – hence the cut and paste hatchet job.

Anyhow, I’ve got about 50 or 60 flagged emails awaiting my attention so I’ve got to get to that, but hope your respective weekends and/or holidays were good.


  1. The most important thing about stitching panoramas is using the same exposure settings for all shots so you get consistent lighting. I find the easiest way to do this is to expose (or take a photo in “auto”) in the middle of the area you want to shoot and note the settings, then use those in your camera’s manual mode. My buddy Adam also recommends shooting in portrait rather than landscape to reduce pincushioning – YMMV.

  2. not too concerned about the cut and paste – still good scenery, but how bout the pic's of the big fish?

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