Posts tagged: landscape

Split Rock Lighthouse, Minneosta Winter Panorama

By , January 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

With winter upon us proper for the first time in two years, a frigid -22° F is what we awake to to start the new year.  Appropriately I needed a winter panorama to round out the fall colors and tropical vistas lately.  This one’s actually from four years back on a trip up to the Lake Superior North Shore in winter to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.  You can see the lighthouse towards the far left watching over the menacing Lake Superior in winter.  Click here for a larger version of the panorama.

Split Rock Lighthouse Panorama

Split Rock Lighthouse, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota Panorama

Whitewater State Park, Minnesota Fall Colors Panorama

By , December 22, 2012 at 1:40 pm

A belated panorama shot from this fall at Whitewater State Park.  Click here for a larger version of the panorama.

Whitewater State Park Fall Colors, Minnesota Panorama

Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort Salt Water Pool Panorama, Akumal, Mexico

By , December 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Another shot from a morning sunrise at Grand Palladium Resort at the Salt Water pool.  Click here for a larger version of the panorama.

Grand Palladium Resort Salt Water Pool, Akumal, Mexico Panorama

Tulum Beach, Mexico Panorama

By , October 27, 2012 at 1:49 am

One of the most picturesque beaches of the Riviera Maya in Mexico is that of Tulum the ancient walled city of the Mayans once seen by Cortez.  With the azure Caribbean Sea glistening above the pristine white coral sands this vista was one of the most gorgeous views of our recent vacation.  Click here for a larger version of the panorama.

Tulum Beach Thumbnail

Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo, Mexico Panorama

Bluefin Bay, Lake Superior, Minnesota Night Sky Panorama

By , June 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Taken yesterday on the last night of our vacation to the North Shore of Lake Superior where we stayed at the Bluefin Bay, I caught this just prior to moonrise from outside our condo’s porch catching the Milky Way arching above a brilliant night sky.

Bluefin Bay, Lake Superior, Minnesota Night Sky Panorama

Pinnacles Overlook, Badlands, South Dakota Panorama

By , August 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm

First turn off past the Pinnacles entrance to Badlands, National Park, see the family in the far left admiring the view.

Pinnacles Overlook, Badlands, South Dakota Panorama

Sunset at Sage Creek Overlook, Badlands, South Dakota Panorama

By , August 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Two panoramas taken from Sage Creek  overlook at Badlands National Park, South Dakota taken a few minutes apart at sunset and dusk.  These are HDR bracketed photos that are fused and then stitched such that there are actually 5 photos with 3 exposures (15) per panorama taken with a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens at wide-angle.  Big thunderstorm seen in the horizon and a nice view of the basin with the Badlands seen towards the far left.

Sage Creek Sunset, Badlands Panorama

Sage Creek Dusk, Badlands Panorama

Light & Dark: Moonrise, Sunrise, Sunset over South Dakota Video Panorama Montage

By , August 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

This is a video montage of scenes that I took in South Dakota.  In order: Moonrise at Fossil Trail, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, Sunrise at Custer State Park, South Dakota, Sunset at Sage Creek Basin Overlook, Badlands National Park, South Dakota.  Enjoy!  (Try it in 1080p if you have the bandwidth)


Sheep Mountain Table, Badlands, South Dakota Panorama

By , August 24, 2011 at 11:22 pm

After a grueling off-road trip through treacherous terrain we arrived at Sheep Mountain Table, Badlands, South Dakota a vista off the beaten path of the southern Badlands where these pictures were taken.  We got the whole family plopped on the edge of one of the drop offs to get some of the scenic background from our trip onto our kitchen wall.  Enjoy the view.


Harney Peak, South Dakota Panorama

By , August 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm

This is the tallest peak in South Dakota, elevation 7,244 ft, and about a 3.5 mile trek with over 1,000 ft ascent from Sylvan Lake where we were camping.  It took about 4 hours for Mikey and I to summit to the top, and boy was I proud of my little guy — the only 5 year old we saw all morning even attempting it!  Carolyn, Douglas, and David made it about half way before turning back, but Carolyn got to hike it by herself on the third day we were there while the boys and I attempted to go geocaching with no reception and a dead GPS battery (epic fail but nothing that a little ice cream couldn’t mend).  Anyways, breathtaking panorama and what a view!

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