Friday, January 4, 2013

A Smokies Panorama

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

If you've visited here very often, you know that we think the Smoky Mountains are pretty special.  We enjoy visiting them in all seasons.  We also enjoy taking photographs of all that beauty, but a picture really doesn't do a good job of capturing all that beauty.  I've been experimenting with panoramas, hoping that they might do a better job of conveying the beauty of the mountains and sky.

This is my first attempt at creating a panorama.  I shot the three photos that make it up on the Foothills Parkway in late October.

28 comments:

Jeevan said...

It’s a breathtaking panorama! Done a great job stitching the shots, George.

Ms. A said...

This is beautiful, George. I love the autumn foliage against the blue sky and those smaller 3D clouds.

Sandra said...

i enlarged it George and it is perfect and amazing. i clicked a second time and could almost count the leaves. so beautiful. great job

Maple Lane said...

Awesome! Have a lovely weekend.

Lynda said...

You did an excellent job because it does give the depth and even the "curve" of the view. I LOVE the Smokeys, too. I grew up in the Catskills and Adirondacks of NY and these feel like home.

Indrani Ghose said...

Fantastic display of colors.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful shot. You are lucky to see such great panoramas.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent panorama, George. Beautiful area in a beautiful season. MB

Ginny said...

It is gorgeous, George! Did you have to stitch it together or did you take it all in one shot?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous! When enlarged it makes it almost feel like I'm standing right there.

Lorri said...

What beautiful captures, and seamlessly composed together. The tones are gorgeous.

Linda said...

Beautiful in every respect, George. That sky is awesome. And the fall colors...just stunning.

Tanya said...

it's beautiful! i always forget to try panorama!

Happyone said...

What gorgeous colors!!

Carletta said...

Well done George!
This is a stunning landscape! The fall foliage and that sky combined to make this perfect.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow...I'd say you nailed it George; Gorgeous!

Marie said...

A wonderful first attempt! And of one of my favorite places in the whole world! I enlarged it, and just sat here at my computer screen drinking it in...Ahhhhh!

A Lady's Life said...

I know. Such beautiful sights are breathtaking You feast your eyes and can't get enough.
The world is spectacular!!

Hilda said...

I enlarged it, and it's perfectly seemless! Great job, George! And it's a gorgeous scene too.

A Lady's Life said...

How about telling us more about your dog Panda? What kind of dog was it? Was it a he or a she?

Linda said...

Just beautiful!

Linda said...

It looks wonderful! Good job!

rainfield61 said...

This must be very interesting which I have not experienced before.

Red Nomad OZ said...

An awesome view!! I'm a panorama devotee - Australian landscapes just BEG for it - but often have a problem keeping the horizon straight!! You've done an excellent job of it!!

bonnie_blog said...

Amazing panorama! Great photo!

xxx

Tatiana

http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.com/

teca said...

Wow!!! They're pretty special indeed!!!

Have a nice new year, sir!
Warm hug and flowers.

Faye said...

Some views just demand a panorama shot, don't they? This one is memorable.

Leovi said...

Deliciously splendid panorama.