I took this panorama of Quakish Lake in Millinocket, Maine on May 28, 2013 from 07:36 to 07:56 PM. Sunset was behind me at 08:14 PM, but below the trees already while I was shooting this. I took 2 rows of 10 photos x 3 exposures for a total of 60 images. I used Lightroom for the RAW conversion to 16-bit TIFFs, SNS-HDR for exposure fusion, PTGui for aligning from the Panoneed .xml positioning file, and Photoshop for blending. Final gradient masks to even exposure throughout the panorama was done back in Lightroom afterward. The final image is 23,408 x 7,655 pixels or approximately 98” x 32” @ 240dpi when printed.

Camera gear: Nikon D700 with Really Right Stuff camera plate, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod with leveling base, Panoneed with Really Right Stuff 192 FAS Package nodal slide, and Promote Control @ 70mm, f/9, ISO 640, and 3 exposures spaced 1.3 EV apart from 5 to 30 seconds.

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