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Chris Galando

Tuscon Dove Mountain Sunset Panorama

Camera: Nikon D700Lens: 24-70 f/2.8 (50mm)6 image stitched panorama3 sec, f/14, ISO 100 all in manual mode and manual focusTripod: Gitzo GT3541LSBallhead: RRS BH-55Lee Filters filter holder, Lee .9 and Singh Ray 4 stop Graduated FiltersProcessed using: Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6 (merge to Pano)This image was captured on the northwest side of the Tortolita Mountains which are just north of Tucson. The location is about 10 miles from any paved road and we took ATV's to get to the location. This a 6 image panorama where I used a Really Right Stuff ballhead, a leveling base and a nodal slide. I added some dodging and contrast to the raw files then combined all 6 images into the panorama using Adobe Photoshop CS6. I left my filter holder at home so I had to hold the filters by hand which was challenging to keep from touching the camera during the 3 second exposure.

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