We go to the mountains for a lot of different reasons; solitude, exercise, adventure, the challenge. You can find all of those things any given day in the hills. It can be foggy, rainy, overcast, or a blizzard, you’ll still get your mountain experience. Then there are days when you get all that and a big old gooey cherry on top; when the clouds part (or in this case, stay in the valleys thousands of feet below) and you get to experience nature revealed in all of it’s grandeur.

Last Friday night while on a mission to get ski turns on August 31 and Sept 1, Rory Robison and I were treated to one of these rare and almost overwhelming moments of beauty. Here is my best effort to capture and share the experience. Enjoy.

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Mount Rainier at Sunset from Ptarmigan Ridge
Snowboarder Rory Robison takes in an astounding view of Mt. Rainier at sunset from Ptarmigan Ridge.
Sunset and Moonrise on Mount Rainier's Ptarmigan Ridge
Snowboarder Rory Robison has the best seat in the house for an incredible sunset and moonrise on Mount Rainier's Ptarmigan Ridge.

Each of these images is a high resolution panorama ‘stitched’ together from 10-20 original photos. The full sized images have mind blowing detail equivalent to an 80 Megapixel camera. I can’t wait to make some large format prints, it’s going to be a treat!

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10 thoughts on “Freshies – Mind Blowing Mount Rainier Panoramas

  1. Bloody hell mate, some killer shots for sure. Wish he had mountains like that in Australia! Keep up the good work! And these panoramas on that tiny Olympus??

  2. Hi Scott, I follow you since I discover that you use the OMD EM5 and I’m always wonderstruck by your works. Bravo.

    N.B. I’m waiting for my OMD and I like the idea of putting post to explain your technics. Again, great job.

    1. Mike,

      Thanks! I captured the original images just moving the camera hand held. I’ve shot a lot of these stitched panoramas, so I have a pretty good idea of how much to rotate and how to keep things level.

      I then use Photoshop to align and blend the photos. I’ll put together a post soon with the details of how to do this process.



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