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.
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Lens: Sigma 150/2.8
Focal Length: 150.0 mm
Exposure: 1/500 @ f‑11.0
# of frames: 46
Era: Sept 2005
Posted: January 9, 2020 by Rob
Updated: February 25, 2023