Great Hill - Aaron Priest Photography
Great Hill

Great Hill, Acadia National Park

October 3, 2014, 5:27 PM

Before the fire of 1947, Great Hill was a well-hiked peak with at least five hiking trails. Many of the older trails were not rebuilt afterward and it is not on any official maps today, but you can still find them on older maps and it still affords an amazing view today. Charlie Widdis and I climbed it to shoot some panoramas and timelapse of sunset, hoping the sun would break through below the cloud cover, but it never exploded with color as we had hoped. This behind-the-scenes 360° panorama was taken on October 3, 2014, 5:27 PM.

Camera settings: 24mm, f/8, ISO 200, 1/60

Stitching data: 3 rows of 12 photos. Finished panorama is 156MP, this image is a 3:1 crop out of the middle.

Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Promote Control, Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod w/ leveling base & panorama/gimbal head. RAW conversion in Lightroom, stitched with PTGui Pro, and blended with Photoshop. 

Click here to explore the 360° panorama

Great Hill

We have some great night photography and panorama workshops scheduled this year in Acadia: http://galleries.aaronpriestphoto.com/Workshops



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On Top of the World

Charlie Widdis sets up a shot from the top of Great Hill in Acadia National Park. This is a little planet view of a spherical panorama.

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From Acadia National Park