This is a panorama I took on a very windy, cloudy day - the clouds just wouldn't cooperate, thus the various shadows and dark areas in an otherwise spectacular region. If you haven't made the drive from Cody into Montana via the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and up over the Beartooths, you should! It is one of the most spectacular 'geologic' drives I've done. I think we need to lobby for Scenic Geology Drives throughout the country, I have another set of photos I'll share from the Needles Drive in Custer State Park that I also think deserves a special geologic designation.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In addition to taking Gigapan panoramas, I also frequently take a quick sequence of shots to upload as Photosynths because it takes a lot less time but still provides a rough visual of panoramaic views. Occasionally I somehow miss a few shots and they aren't complete panoramas.... The following are a series of images taken while traveling through the badlands over the course of three days:
Thursday, November 11, 2010
So, I've neglected my blogging once again and got a gentle nudge this evening at the Fine International Gigapan Conference to return to the cause. It only makes sense that my 'return' should be Gigapan related... I have a number of Gigapan images from a trip out west I have stitched but haven't yet uploaded, so here's on the west side of Rt. 240 shortly after the Yellow Mounds overlook turnout. I was a bit disappointed with the original results of stitching from GigaPan Stith so I've re-uploaded and stitched the images together using AutoPano, a really useful and feature rich software package. This panorama offers a fantastic view of the typical Badlands landscape. If you're interested in the specific formations and geologic history of the region, the USGS provides this excellent summary.