A couple of Pano’s

Drove up a 7km hill to this lookout point near Lightning Lake…Fantastic view!

Then we drove a bit further, and then hiked up a bit, and got this view!


Not sure the pictures do the view justice.  Second pano has the sky blown out…probably needed a tripod, and several exposures to combine into an HDR to do it right…Click on the images to see a slightly larger version…the original images are HUGE! (5 x 12 Megapixels!)

The Moon!

The MoonOK…we could see the almost full moon from our campsite, through the trees, it looked fantastic!  Taking a picture of it was quite difficult.  This was the best I could do. I think I need to blame it on my camera…if I adjusted the aperture for the moon, so it wasn’t totally blown out, the surrounding trees/sky were too dark.  I tried post processing to bring up the sky, and thus the tree silhouettes, but this was as good as it got. I think to capture this properly, I would need a tripod, and take several pictures with different exposures…then create a HDR (High Dynamic Range) combined image.  Maybe next time.