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Lake McDonald Panorama by greglief Lake McDonald Panorama by greglief
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This is the first of several photos from my trip to Glacier National Park last August. As we were driving along Lake McDonald en route to Avalanche Gorge, we noticed how still the water was, so we looked for a good vantage point. This is a stitch of 10 vertical shots. Vantage point is facing west... Apgar Mountain and Lookout is on the left side.

NOTE: When displayed at its default size, the photo may appear a bit "soft". FULL VIEW is highly recommended for better appreciation of detail.

(Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200 lens, circular polarizer, f/22, 3 seconds, Bogen/Manfrotto tripod)

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desmo100 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
All I can say is WOW. This one looks as though you stitched several images together, but it's one image, right? It's amazing that such land and water features exist...they go on forever, esp. when comparing the relatively tiny camps along the shoreline. Very spectacular, Greg.
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Jean! Yes, this is comprised of 10 vertical shots. I was careful to keep the shutter speed and aperture relatively stable from shot to shot, and Photoshop did a good job of seamlessly stitching them together.
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
It did a great job. My few attempts to stitch photos together have been unsuccessful because the frames have been off in some way. I should have used a tripod, at the very least.
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Tripod is mandatory for panos, at least for me. My hands are not steady enough to do otherwise. :)
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
My hands are pretty unsteady when using the 300mm lens, but still okay for everyday shots. There are thumb problems, though...basal joint arthritis in both! Ugh. It makes grabbing the lens barrel quite difficult.
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am sorry about the arthritis, Jean. Even without that, 300mm lenses are generally quite heavy!
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desmo100 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
They are very bulky and hard to handle, but it's still worth it when one can get that "money shot"!
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The stillness of the water is stunning giving such a nice clear reflection of the majestic mountain. Great photo.
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
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