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Yosemite Valley

These spectacular views of Yosemite Valley and Half Dome at sunset in mid-August, 1999 were taken from Glacier Point.  Yosemite National Park contains some of the most beautiful mountain scenes in the USA.

The equipment used included my standard Canon EOS Elan camera with the Canon 28-135 mm IS (image stabilization) lens, at approximately 100 mm.   I used Kodak Royal Gold 100, and took all of the images used to create the final image by hand (no tripod).

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Panorama YV1: Half-Dome Early Sunset

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This is the largest image - about 100 MB in size.  I used portrait orientation to capture the image to give maximum resolution. A total of 9 overlapping images were taken, using manual exposure to force each to have the same exposure. I used Photo Vista to create the final image, and did some minor touch-up around the edges with Photoshop.

Panorama YV2: Half-Dome Late Sunset

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This panorama was captured with 4 images  in landscape orientation, and is about 40 MB in size.  This is the final glow of the sun just before setting behind the mountain ridges.  Stitched using PhotoVista

Panorama YV3: Glacier Point After Sunset

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This panorama was captured quickly on the way to the car (we were trying to get away before the crush).  Because of the image stabilization capability of the lens, I was able to hand-hold this series with exposures near 1/20 second.  The aperture was set at f/8 to keep edge drop-off down - a major killer of panoramas.  This used 4 separate landscape images, stitched using Photo Vista.
 


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