Sunrise Teton Panorama
For this morning I had the intention to wake up at 04:30. It is only a half hour drive to the Jackson Lake Lodge with a beautiful view on the Willow Flats and the Teton Range. This is exactly the same place I have been yesterday evening. I wake up at 04:45 only to realise that the alarm clock has not worked. Damn, this could mean that I will be a few minutes too late.
Happily I am able to arrive just in time and I have even time to setup my tripod for panorama shooting. At the moment of sunrise I shoot my first panorama of 16.000 * 4.200 pixels and 1 gigabyte size.
Disadvantage of such a large panorama is that you can not see very much. Only a large print would really show all the details. Advantage on the other hand is that I am able to ‘shoot’ a whole set of photographs from it within the comfort of my home. The three peaks together result in a panorama of 8.600 * 2.800 pixels.
This one is 7.500 * 3.100. In fact this way of working is quite comfortable. Just make sure that the whole scene is captured, stitch it and ‘shoot’ the photographs you want from behind your desk.
A bit larger than a single photograph: 4900 * 2900.
And some more: 4.900 * 3.400. This way, one is not limited to the format of the sensor. There is much more compositional freedom.
With 3.000 * 2.800 a closeup of this sharp summit in beautiful red light. Compare that with the original panorama at the top of the page.
Somewhat later the sun is above the horizon and the landscape is bathing in warm yellow light. I like this 12.500 * 2700 composition better…
…than the original panorama (15.000 * 4.300).
And here we also can cut out some nice compositions, middle (7.200 * 3.000)…
…right (7.000 * 3.900) and…
…left (5.000 * 2.900).
I guess there are a lot more hidden in there. It might be nice to make equal compositions from the two panorama’s en put them next to each other, but I leave this for the time being.
The Jackson Lake Lodge with the mountain range in the background. The large windows in particular are beautiful and kind of out of this world. Outside there is a large terras where the photographs were made.
Inside, a large Grizzly from Alaska is being exhibited. More than 2 meters high and weighng well over 300 kilo’s. It seems they do not get that large out here anymore.
The large claws and the 10 centimeter nails in particular make clear why people sometimes get so mauled by bears.
Maps, Charts & Downloads
GPS Map with color coded altitude information
Color coded distance/altitude chart
Download the original gpx file here.