Mt. Katahdin from Lee, Maine

I took this panoramic of Mt. Katahdin one late afternoon this week from Lee, Maine. I shot it hand held without a tripod, 400mm focal length, 10 portrait pictures across, 5 exposures each, aperture priority at f/10. RAW conversion was done with Capture NX2, stitched with PTGui into individual files with transparent masks, blended with PhotoShop into five exposure layers, and the final HDR tone mapped with PhotoMatix Pro. Final adjustments like cropping and adding text were done with PhotoShop and Lightroom.

It would have been a less complicated workflow if I hadn’t been in a hurry and left my tripod at home! I also wish I’d taken the time to remove that stubborn twig in the way. Looking through the viewfinder at aperture f/2.8 it wasn’t visible, but at f/10 (more depth of field and thus more in focus) it got picked up in the photo. Looks pretty cold up there!

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Photo Information:
Images: 50
Exposures: 5
Bracketing: -2, -1, 0, +1, +2
Rows: 1
Columns: 10
Size: 46.70 megapixels, 12321 x 3790, 41.07″ x 12.63″ @ 300dpi
Field of View: 15.5 degrees, 88mm effective focal length
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II & TC-20E III 2x Teleconverter
Lens Focal Length: 400mm
ISO: 280 – 400
Aperture: f/10
Shutter: 1/40 – 1/640


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