Monument Valley Panorama

Monument Valley Panorama

Last spring I had the good fortune to roam around the American southwest for a few days with a couple friends just to go out shooting. At the end of Day 1 we hit Monument Valley and, despite seeing it in countless photos already, it was really impressive to take it all in first hand. The first thing I did was to snap off several photos of the whole valley with the plan of eventually assembling this panorama here.

I've wanted to share this panorama of Monument Valley for quite some time, but had a couple difficulties in getting in there. The panorama itself was comprised of 20 shots and assembling that panorama took more computing power than I currently have. I briefly had a new computer back in November/December that worked it all out (had to take it back) so that helped me to put together the final 45MP image.

The next problem was how to display it - since it's so wide it's really difficult to appreciate it at all on the Flickr default 500px wide image (not to disparage Flickr). I have tossed around the idea of creating a personal website for some time, and this sort of thing was one of the reasons. So I bought this domain back in December (that I've very very slowly been working on - I'm so not a web designer) to allow me to display images like this in a cool flash-based player.

Nikon D90 | Nikon 70-200VR@70mm | f/8 | 1/500s | ISO200 | Handheld

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