Mt Bachlor and Sparks Lake Meadow with Wild Flowers Panoramic

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Comments (4)

Randy Lavorante on May 30, 2008

Gorgeous. Especially with the contrast of the yellow flowers. What time of year did you take this? And can you recommend any good, easy hiking trails in the area or other nearby places to see? Thanks.

© Michael Hatten htt… on May 31, 2008

erality,

This shot was taken back in late June 06. There are alot of hiking trails around this place. As for easy the Trail leading to THIS SHOT is a paved trail about 1/2 mile long. The location is almost directly across from where I took this panoramic.

Most of the trails in this area climb mountains and are rated Moderate to Very Difficult.

Look for William Sullivan 100 hikes books for Oregon. Each book is broken down into a selected area of the state. I find that he rates the trails accuratly.

Thanks again for the comments..

Michael

LCorbin on December 31, 2008

you either have a good stitching program or you are good at editing the stitching lines. Or you have a good camara...

© Michael Hatten htt… on December 31, 2008

LCorbin,

Hey, thanks for the compliment! :)

I just use my Photoshop Elements 5.0 stiching program. I use the Heal option to help fix any stich lines in the skies.

I end up using clone stamp to clone stamp over the stich line from the original image. That way the image retains a smooth transition from section to section.

Also I find that taking shots at 24mm or higher make it easier for the program to blend the sections together. I use to think the wider angle lens the better for stiching but I found that it causes some distortion and sections don't blend together very well.

Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Michael..

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Photo taken in Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701, USA

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