View Full Version : Castle Mountain Panorama

Matt K.
08-12-2012, 01:29 PM
Took this panorama of Castle Mountain, along the Trans Canada Highway on route to Banff. Originally I had 19 images for this, but I reduced it to 11; the bottom trees just had too much ghosting in them and would not stitch properly. Wish I could have taken more time to really do this mountain justice, but the freaking horse flies were eating me alive; and if you know horse flies, they BITE and take CHUNKS outta you. I can handle mosquitoes with some repellent, but those horse flies were murderous. Anyway, one of these days I will go back and take more time. Maybe even later in the day, though this was in mid afternoon, so the light was not all that bad. I used several layers, and played a bit with exposure, curves and vibrancy.

oh, and as per usual, click on the image if you want to see the "reduced" original size. I always reduce height to 1200 pixels, and the file was big enough. If I had left it @ 3800 pixels in height, the file would have been way over 100mb.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7767061956_250830de66_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photokubitza/7767061956/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

08-12-2012, 06:28 PM
I love the light in this one. 11 shots seem to be just fine to show this range. ;). I hear you on the horse flies. I think they view fly spray as a marinade!

08-12-2012, 10:43 PM
Nice one Matt. I haven't rock climbed for a few years, but this makes me want go find my gear :)

Thankfully we're not stuck on dial up any more :)

08-13-2012, 05:34 AM
Nicely made - Stunning detail in the large one

08-13-2012, 11:28 PM
I'm with Bambi, I like the light here. And the way the trees form a band of color across the mountains. It takes a moment to realize it's not rock color.

08-14-2012, 02:15 AM
A great deal of time could be spent examining the detail in this. Fascinating.

08-16-2012, 05:03 AM
A great deal of time could be spent examining the detail in this. Fascinating.

Exactly. Can almost explore the whole mountain without climbing it with all the sharp detail captured, especially in the large version. Love the light play on the rocks also. Very nicely done Matt.