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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)

Other Glacier National Park photos:

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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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Aguswu Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Amazing.
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hello, I love your photo, is very good, I loved the sharpness .. colors .. fantastic ... the perspective .. the feeling that goes this way .. many congratulations

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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely! :clap:
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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FaerieBert Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D:D
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karliosi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
magnificent.
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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organblower Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the mysterious haze on the mountain
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Michaelle111 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow beautiful nature :)
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kram666 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
very nice photo Greg :-)
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greglief Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Mark!
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Modlen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing work!!! =D
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Modlen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
don't mention it! :wave:
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kingofbros Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful !!
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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kingofbros Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
let me guess... you used the glacier filter on this one. :p

a great stitch Greg... an epic sight. :clap:
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"glacier filter"... ha ha ha!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
I knew it!

dang gear snobs ;)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really beautiful work Greg
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greglief Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, David! Glacier NP is a fantastically beautiful place.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is , indeed..welcome
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