A few panoramic images from the last half of September.
Panoramic captures give you an option for compiling much more information than you can in a single image. It is possible to simulate a pano image by simply cropping a standard image capture, but it will not maintain the highest quality when enlarged. These images were captured by taking three to seven images side by side and then stitching them together in Photoshop. (Details at the bottom of the page). Most areas of the park and areas outside the park are candidates for panoramic captures. Watch for them! Click any of the images below to see them much larger!
Oxbow Bend on a windy morning in late September. Foliage was just beginning to turn.
Taken from the top of Shadow Mountain before sun started hitting any of the peaks.
A foggy morning at Mormon Row.
Another image from the top of Shadow Mountain. The moon was setting over the Tetons that morning.
Morning clouds from the ridge at the Wedding Trees. The spot is a couple of miles up the Gros Ventre from the east edge of the GTNP boundary.
Photographers gathered at the buck rail fences across from Triangle X Dude Ranch. Low fog clouds developed during the Alpenglow period.
Photography Info: All of these images above were captured with a Nikon D800 camera and either a Nikon 24-70mm lens or a Nikon 70-200mm lens. All were captured using a Gitzo Tripod, equipped with a Really Right Stuff leveling base and an Arca-Swiss Z-1 Ball Head. All were shot with Manual Mode set to roughly F/8 to F/11. and at ISO 100. I do a couple of test shots while in Aperture Priority, then use those settings to set the Manual settings. I also focus on one area, then change the lens to Manual. The panos were created by photographing three to seven photos, overlapping around 25%, then processed with Lightroom and Photoshop to stitch them into one wide panoramic image. Tip: While all of these are quite wide, I find it easy enough to go ahead and capture them as panos—even if I opt to later crop them to standard aspect ratios. I get many more options later. — MJ
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