Monday, August 25, 2008

Buck Mountain Summit Lake George, NY

This weekend Erica and I climbed to the summit of Buck Mountain near Lake George, NY. Here is a pano that I stitched together comprised of 6 shots. I (idiotically) broke the main rule of shooting panos which is "always shoot on a tripod", and you can see it in the results. The sad thing is that I actually had my tripod! I lugged that 7.4 pound (I just weighed it) thing up 3.2 miles with a 2000 foot ascent, and still didn't bother to use it for this pano setup. All the while I was thinking "eh, I can get it straight enough"; what a moron! Another thing that I have found is that wide angle lenses don't really work well when stitching together panos. These were all shot at 22mm and they were still too wide. The edges of each shot just get too distorted.Here is our proof!

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sporter Tue Aug 26, 06:10:00 AM  

You left off the most important thing... how is the GPS working for you?! ;) Nice pic.

Darrick Tue Aug 26, 09:40:00 AM  

I left it off because I didn't want to bash it publicly :) The GPS function failed, it kept complaining about weak/no reception. The altimeter worked wonderfully though and continued to remind us how much further up we had to go :)

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