Mount Yamnuska

Mount Yam­nus­ka dur­ing the fall and sim­ply one of my favorite photographs.

I have hiked this moun­tain from every side in all weath­er dur­ing the year and it is sim­ply a stun­ning trek with spec­tac­u­lar views.

The fall brings the rich­est col­ors to the moun­tain and its sur­round­ings, how­ev­er late spring/early sum­mer brings some of the most invig­o­rat­ing fresh air as the remain­ing snow at the high­er ele­va­tions cools the sur­round­ing ground and the updrafts from the val­ley below rush past you.

This is the first com­pos­ite panora­ma image I ever stitched.

At the time, I had a rel­a­tive­ly mod­ern and fast Pen­tium 4, and with pan­otools I was able to com­bine all the images with just under 80 hours of ren­der time (each pass, result­ing in near­ly 2 weeks’ worth of work to com­plete the over­all photo).

As a test in ear­ly 2022, I stitched this same image on my mod­ern Thread­rip­per, and the images were com­bined (with con­sid­er­ably more mod­ern stitch­ing tools) in just under 1 minute, and 23 sec­onds.  The dif­fer­ence that a decade in com­put­ing pow­er is astound­ing, albeit not surprising.

Image Data

Cam­era: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Lens: Sig­ma 150/2.8
Focal Length: 150.0 mm
Expo­sure: 1/500 @ f‑11.0
ISO: 400

# of frames: 46

Era: Sept 2005

General Information

Post­ed: Jan­u­ary 9, 2020 by Rob
Updat­ed: April 26, 2023