Lembert Dome Panorama 3/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 247

A panorama taken on top of Lembert Dome

Last panorama from the top of Lembert Dome


The last panorama from the top of Lembert Dome moves the viewer a bit more towards the north in a north-westerly direction. As you may notice a couple of people were off to the side taking in the gorgeous view.

The sun and shadows were playing nice in the valley and on the mountains creating pockets of contrast. It was time to start heading back down.

To see a larger photo of the scene, click HERE

 
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Lembert Dome Panorama 2/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 246

A panorama taken on top of Lembert Dome

Another panorama from the top of Lembert Dome

Following yesterday’s post, I wanted to show additional panoramas to provide the full scope of the amazing view from on top of the Lembert Dome. After what, for me, was a relatively long trek, this was the pay off.

This composite of several individual photos moves more toward a westerly direction. In the middle left, you might be able to see a bit of the Tuolumne River just in front of the distant mountains. On the right side of the frame is a jutting portion of the Lembert Dome. It was truly breathtaking!

To see a larger photo of the scene, click HERE

NOTE – The larger version was taken from a screen shot to reduce memory requirements.

 
Do you have a question about our visit to Yosemite? Ask it in the comment section.

 

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Lembert Dome Panorama 1/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 245

A panorama taken on top of Lembert Dome

Panorama from the top of Lembert Dome

The panorama above was composed of several pictures taken from on top of Lembert Dome. So impressive was the view before me that I started looking southwest-ish and began to take a series of pictures panning to the west.

I believe this photograph is a view of the mountains from Lembert Dome looking in the approximate southwestern direction. Tuolumne Meadows spread out before me with a view of the distant mountains and sections of the Tuolumne River peeking out here and there.

To see a larger photo of the scene, click HERE

 
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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 174 (Lembert Dome Trail – Panorama 8/8)

A panorama taken from the top of Lembert Dome

The panorama from the edge of Lembert Dome highlights several key features of the area

After arriving on the very top of the dome and taking in the 360 degree view, I couldn’t help, but try my hand at taking some panoramas. I like this one in particular because of the way the tip of the dome provides some perspective.

In the small view on your browser, the river in the background just beyond the tip of the dome is hard to see, but it meanders through the meadow at that point and was interesting to see as it pointed the way to the mountains off to the right.

(To see a larger view of the Panorama, click HERE)

Of course just to the left of the edge of the dome, in the distance, is Cathedral Peak which I have highlighted in several other posts. You can see a better picture of Cathedral Peak HERE.

 
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Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 132 (Lembert Dome – On top of the World)

Hikers resting on top of Lembert Dome

On top of Lembert’s Dome, hikers were resting and having a snack

This picture is a screen shot from part of a panorama. Of course I could have just singled out the one photo with the couple in the middle, but I had the pano handy. Because this is a section of a panorama, some of the people might have slight distortions.

**NOTE** when merging a number of photos into a panorama, items that are moving (i.e. people) have a tendency to be distorted.

It was absolutely breathtaking to stand on Lembert Dome and to slowly move in 360 degrees and view the total magnificence of the surrounding mountains. The sky was beautifully blue and clear with a few puffy clouds.

The feeling was exhilarating; trust me!

If you want to see the entire pano from a larger file click on the link below. Kindly keep in mind that as a courtesy, I have altered the faces of those who might be recognizable.

Large Pano

 
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** Because this is part of a panorama, I have provided the Metadata for the one picture that makes up the central part of the image. The other images would have similar specs.

 

Lightroom 6 First Panorama – Las Cruces, NM

Readers of my blog may have noticed that I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, birding, etc. My wife and I were recently hiking in the recently created Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

There were many excellent sightings that I hope to write about in the future, but for now I want to tell you about my very first attempt at creating a Panorama using Lightroom 6.

I have only been using LR for less than a year and I have been making progress in learning about the various tools. When LR 6 arrived with “built-in” panorama creation tools, I couldn’t wait to try it.

The Organ Mountains are very large and cannot be captured easily in one shot so I decided to create a Panorama.

I took the following seven pictures with hopes of being able to “stitch” them together using LR.

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM - Panorama Picture 1

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM - Panorama Picture 2

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM - Panorama Picture 3

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM - Panorama Picture 4

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM - Panorama Picture 5

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM - Panorama Picture 6

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM - Panorama Picture 7

I wasn’t sure exactly how to accomplish this task so I searched online and found Julieanne Kost’s blog post about it. She is an excellent and gifted instructor. I have used several of her videos before. If you are interested, you can watch her video below:

I heard that when doing a panorama, one should have about a 30% overlap and although I wasn’t too exact about this, I took a guestimation as I captured the various pictures while moving my camera as level as I could across the distant view.

Here is the final result via a thumbnail-ish rendering.

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM - Panorama

You can see a large-sized image here at the link below:

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, NM

The image needs a bit more editing, perhaps reducing the “noise” in the sky, etc., but I am pleased with my first attempt. Are you encouraged to try creating a panorama?