EDIT: Please view on black... this is supposed to be on the darker side.

Had an absolute blast on a backpacking trip a couple weeks ago with one of my best friends in the world, Miles Morgan. As he always does... he was better looking than me, more fit than me, and got way better images than me. I am the Ricciardo to his Vettel.

ANYWAYS... this was a fun one to put together. By fun, I mean a pain in the ass. Pictured here is Oregon's Broken Top peak, photographed from near a lake high on it's eastern flank. The scene was massive enough that I couldn't fit it in a single 16mm frame. So to get the comp I was after I had to stitch 4 horizontal frames vertically. To start was a blend of 6 different focal points to get the image sharp from front to back, then a blend of a couple more shots to get the dynamic range in check in the background, then a stitch of the 4 pano frames to get the entire scene. All said and done, it was 12 or so exposures to put this shot together, but it came out super clean.

I teach all this wonky photoshop stuff, too. So if you are in the market for wonky photoshop stuff, head to www.ryandyarphotography.com.

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