Friday, June 5, 2009

Pic of the day

The world is bigger than we are able to perceive. No matter how much we compress it down our minds are still incapable of encompassing the entirety of it.

The view from near Mt. Tritle, looking southish of Prescott. One of those photos you probably want to click on to see bigger.

 

*Side Note*: This pano totally locked my laptop up for 20 minutes while photoshop chugged away. Lesson learned: always do panoramic shots on desktop computer.

10 comments:

Brandy Young said...

Sometimes I forget that this whole area isn't as ugly as PV...LOL!
Very cool shot!
I use a program called autostitch for panos and it does a great job...maybe it wouldn't freeze up your computer.

TomboCheck said...

Brandy - :) There's beauty everywhere, if you are willing to look. Personally I find mine away from any city. :)

I've tried autostitch before, but it's been awhile. Used to be it would have major issues with RAW files, and would output some very goofy things. I might have to see if they have an updated version though.

Warren said...

wow, great panorama!

ok, if an Agave stalk falls and nobody is around...

:^)

TomboCheck said...

Thanks warran - I didn't personally hear any stalks falling... but it was windy.

If an agave stock falls on a hill, and all I hear is wind, does it make a sound?

dagnygromer said...

I like the pano! How many images did you combine?
I did a 5 (raw file) images into a pano with photoshop, it took about 5 minutes on my MacBook Pro with 4GB. Turned the fan on too.

Catalyst said...

That's one you probably want a print of, Tombo. Great shot.

Prescottstyle said...

I can see the "Eiger Sanction" on the left approach of Tritle.

TomboCheck said...

Dagny - I want to say it was around 12 shots, with ~50% overlay between shots. Lots of overlay because otherwise the handholding seems to give odd results.

Catalyst - A possibility. I'm having Rich print up 8 or 9 other images right now. We'll see if there is room on the walls after that.

PrescottStlye - you have a better eye than I do. :)

Melissa said...

The pano shot is beautiful. Boy I really need to get outdoors sometime soon...

TomboCheck said...

Melissa - Glad you dig it. It was a very nice place to stand and shoot from. The wind was much-appreciated after the hike up to this point.

I'd like to see some of the Cali-landscape. Get out and take a few snaps for your buddy Tombo! :)