Sunday, January 27, 2008

Appalachian Trail Panoramic

This photo is my first attempt at 'stitching' a series of six photos together to make a 180+ degree panoramic. This was taken at the high point of the ridge overlooking Watauga Lake from the AT. If you look closely you'll see a couple of the "seams" -- to create a seamless panoramic takes a tripod (and a scene with even light would help!). I take zero credit for putting this together. The software that comes with Canon camera (called 'PhotoStitch') did all of this in less time than it took to open the photos. It's truly amazing software that I got it with my tiny Canon SD1000. Glad it also works with photos from my Nikon D80! This is obviously one photo you need to click to enlarge!


  1. Very nice! Is this the only panoramic photography you made, or can we expect more? ;)

  2. Thanks for visiting!
    I often will crop wide angle shots to make them panoramics. For instance, here's a shot of downtown Johnson City, TN...
    But now that I know just how easy it is to stitch photos together, I'll be experimenting with this more often!
    Best wishes,

  3. Nice pano :) I highly recommend the program Autopano I'll bet you'll find it does an even better job than the Canon software and more easily and flexibly. Taking these is a lot of fun indeed! If you'd like to see the result of one taken in quite a different setting (a state park beach in Key Biscayne, Florida), you can take a look:

    As I have never lived in the mountain except for certain vacations, I really appreciate your beautiful landscape shots of the TN/NC area!

  4. Hi Cameron, Thanks for the info, links and encouragement!

  5. At the top of this website is a picture of Sink Mountain on Watauga Lake that I cut and pasted together with Picasa.


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