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El Capitan, Yosemite
© ChrisJD, Oct 2006
Camera used: Canon 1DsII @ ISO100
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A seven shot stitch using PTGui. Original comes in at 9,538 by 4352, so this really can't do it justice
ChrisJD - 06/Dec/06Report
Amazing, 6 out of 5! Brilliant
Adam Lincoln - 06/Dec/06Report
Chris, superb. Sacrifice a little quality and make it 1000+ pixels across!
AndrewHuddart - 06/Dec/06Report
Hindu - may well do, as I also need to sort out that bright area on the left. Cheers for the positive feedback guys
ChrisJD - 06/Dec/06Report
Chris - it's totally lovely. Five from me. You should be able to sort out the curved horizon by changing the center point of the panorama though, then i's gve it 5.5 ;)
midgets of the world unite - 06/Dec/06Report
The great thing about photography is to visualize a very familiar image from an original creative viewpoint/perspective. I love the clouds & lighting. Another cracker Chris.
Sean Kelly - 06/Dec/06Report
Don't usually look at scenery ones but this is exceptionally good, real poster material!
Fiend - 07/Dec/06Report
Nice pan.
have you tried some of the plugins for PTGui?
A Crook - 07/Dec/06Report
Not yet.
ChrisJD - 07/Dec/06Report
Love the shot, undecided on the left side, part of me likes the effect, part hates the loss of detail
roblo - 10/Dec/06Report
I like the overexposure on the LHS, adds another dimension. Amazing pic
Chris Fryer - 11/Dec/06Report
Do any routes on it?
willhunt - 13/Dec/06Report
It is awsome boy congratulations hope you are having a whale of a time there sincerely
etrusco - 14/Dec/06Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 17/Dec/06Report
I've cropped the left hand side and the image is definately better when the silhouetted tree is there. Leave well alone, it is superb.
sandywilson - 18/Dec/06Report
Hi Sandy. Yep I played around with differnt crops (the actual shot is another 25% wider!) and decided to include the left hand tree as it nicely balances with the right hand trees and the vertical line made by the Nose.
ChrisJD - 18/Dec/06Report
This photo is awesome. I wish i was there.
Charlie Noakes - 18/Dec/06Report
Definitely keep the overexposure on the left. It's more realistic ... and gives a great sillhouette of that mighty Scotch pine ...
ttmor - 18/Dec/06Report
Superb. One of the few shots I've seen that shows El Cap as it appears; i.e a separate entity rather than a cliff along the valley side. The backlit haze on the left looks perfectly exposed and natural to me - its a function of the changing angle of view.
Adam Long - 19/Dec/06Report
Beautiful.
Crag - 19/Dec/06Report
Never usually give a 5 but this is one of the best I've ever seen. El Cap must have loads of photos that got a 5 but yours really deserves it!
Nick Beckett - 19/Dec/06Report
astounding. one of the best photos i've seen on this site
no_more_scotch_eggs - 20/Dec/06Report
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 24/Dec/06Report
Chris, fantastic photo, absolutely amazing.
CanĀ“t you uplaod it somewhere else too, so people can download/see a biiiig version of it, that would do it more right I think.
Arjen - 29/Dec/06Report
One of the best El Cap pictures I've seen. rarely portrayed perspective taken superbly. How do I get a copy for my wall?!
Jules King - 03/Jan/07Report
Extraordinary! I wanna be there now!
Jus - 23/Jan/07Report
It is indeed a wonderful photo, capturing the full majesty of the thing - it being one of those those wonders of the world like the Grand Canyon or the Matterhorn that actually exceeds one's expectations when you see it for the first time. This picture manages to capture something of the essence. Another 5-star vote.
Gordon Stainforth - 19/Apr/07Report
Once again, I truly believe UKC should be producing a calendar using these pictures - really, Countryfile, eat your heart out! We could raise loads of brass for charity ...
Scranner - 23/Apr/07Report
What i would give to be standing there, with my rack at the ready!
c_s_hawkins - 11/May/07Report
Well done, congrats on getting this published in this months issue of BMC Summit 47!
Dan-gerMouse - 18/Jun/07Report
Cheers dangermouse. I also got onto the front cover of Summit 47 as well. Plus a few more inside. Bit of a bumper month for me! Don't get paid though - it's all for charity!
ChrisJD - 18/Jun/07Report
Sorry, that should read Summit 46.
ChrisJD - 19/Jun/07Report
This picture is awesome, I really want to go there now, very inspiring.
BicepAndrews - 02/Jun/08Report
wow, to climb that and literally be above the clouds.
Silum - 26/Sep/09Report
the dream of this one the picture lets you speechless great foto lad
etrusco - 11/Oct/09Report
Simple and stunning. I want to go here!
KeriV - 27/Nov/11Report
Shame about the overworking in photoshop!
madmorv - 21/May/15Report
Got to get there one day!
ben360 - 30/Nov/15Report
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