Posts tagged: 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!

Moonrise Panorama Fossil Trail, Badlands National Park

By , August 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I’ve been wanting to get some pictures of the Milky Way Galaxy and our trip to the Badlands was the perfect opportunity for dark skies except for one thing — my vacation time fell into a full moon week, drat!  Nevertheless, on our last night in South Dakota while meandering to our little cabin at the Cedar Pass Lodge, Carolyn urged that we just stop and shoot the night sky before the moon came up.  So the boys pulled out the bedding underneath the stars and gazed as I setup shop with 30 second exposures across the horizon to compile into this panorama. The southern band of the Milky Way is  visible to the right and towards the far left is the big dipper.  This was by far one of the most exciting and memorable shots that I’ve taken so far.

Niagara Falls from Maid of the Mist Observation Tower Panorama

By , June 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Overlooking Niagara Falls from the Maid of the Mist Observation Tower. New York and American Falls to the left, Horseshoe Falls and Ontario to the right. Maid of the Mist boat seen touring the falls.


Montreal Mont Royal City Overlook Panorama

By , June 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Skyline view of Montreal, Quebec from Mont Royal park on a beautiful afternoon.

Bluffer’s Park Toronto Panorama

By , June 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Loved this park as a kid and would come down here to feed the geese and pelt pebbles at the seagulls.  We pit-stopped here on the way out of Toronto, the bluffs seem to have shrunk, or rather, my perspective probably ascended four feet from the last time I was here.

Sunset on the Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts Panorama

By , June 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Perhaps one of the prettiest sunsets that I’ve seen and experienced, this panorama of the beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts shows the boys and nephews playing in the sand, and towards the sun you can make out the large sand maze that Uncle Dan drew.  This is also the same night that we had taken the family picture on the beach.

Toronto Zoo Buffalo Panorama

By , June 19, 2011 at 1:34 pm

No these are not wild, nor are they in any exotic national park, but rather at the Toronto Zoo.  I couldn’t resist taking a panorama from my vantage point though, so here it is.

Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire Panorama

By , June 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Driving through New Hampshire we stopped by Cannon Mountain and ascended to the summit in the gondola.  It was a stormy day, but nevertheless we got a nice view from the vista.

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