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Carson Valley, Nevada

These spectacular views of the Carson Valley were taken on Mother's Day in 2003.  Carson Valley runs north-south in the east side of the Sierras.  The Carson Mountain Range is the eastern edge of the Sierras.

The equipment used was my Sony Cybershot PSC P-9 - I did not have my full Canon system with me.  On our way back from a wonderful brunch at Wally's Hot Springs, I was taken by the beauty of the snow-covered Carson Mountain range close-up.  I usually view them  from a few miles away, rather almost at the base.  We found a pull-out and drove in, and the images you see below were what we saw.

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Panorama CV1:  Job's Peak in Spring

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The full size image is over 3800 x 1800 in size, captured with 5 portrait shots, and stitched using Panorama Factory.  The bright yellow-green of spring is clearly visible in the trees, with the snow-clad Job's Peak and Job's Sister - part of the Carson Mountain range -  in the background.

Panorama CV2:  Carson Valley Aspen Spring

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Turning 180 degrees, I spotted a beautiful spring stand of aspen - one of the most beautiful trees in fall, with rich yellow color against bright white bark.  In the spring, the yellow-green turns to darker green as the leaves mature.  This image is over 3300 x 2100 pixels, and was captured with 3 portrait shots, and stitched with Panorama Factory.

Panorama CV3:  Carson Valley Spring Flowers

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The full grandeur of the desert spring can be seen here, with the Carson Mountain range in the background.  Carson Valley is considered high desert, however significant water is available underground, and the desert blooms with many colors during the late spring.  This image was captured with 8 portrait images, but there was too much overlap, and I had to delete several images to get a good result from Panorama Factory.  Clearly, the program has more difficulty with images from my Sony than from my Canon.  I think the reason is the more expensive lenses of my Canon system make it easier for Panorama Factory to compensate for the field of view from various focal length settings.  The full size image is over 4900 x 2100 in size.
 


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