Bronze Award - Epson International Photographic Pano Awards

Very happy today to receive notice that my HDR Panoramic – Mannlichen, Switzerland image was awarded a Bronze Award in the Epson International Photographic Pano Awards.

HUGE thanks to Philip Johnson for suggesting I enter the comp.

For anyone who has not seen the image, it is HERE and the details are below. The LARGE version can be seen _ HERE_.


Redbubble featured photograph, January 17, 2011.

Redbubble featured HDR photograph, January 17, 2011.

Featured in the HDR Photography and Nikon DSLR Users Group groups, January, 2011.

This is a full 360 degree panoramic.

With the camera on the tripod, it was created from 7 groups of 3 different bracketed exposures, totaling 21 separate photos. Photos were stitched together in photoshop to create three panoramics of different exposures (+1, 0, -1).

These were then opened in photomatix and tonemapped. This created a 515+mb tiff file.

This file was then opened in photoshop and layed over the top of a seperate pano created from the correctly exposed photo (0) from each of the bracketed sets of three.

A layer mask was applied to the top layer (the hdr layer) to reveal the (clean white) mountains on the underneath layer, whilst retaining the hdr effect to show the amazing details and contrasts that were present in the clouds. This created a 702 mb tiff file!

This was then cropped and resulted in a 556mb tiff file. This was then saved as a jpg, resulting in a 25mb jpg which is 25079 pix wide x 2766 pix high at 300 pix/inch.

The Männlichen is a 2,343 metre mountain in the Swiss Alps located within the Canton of Berne.

It can be reached from Wengen by the Luftseilbahn Wengen-Männlichen (LWM) cable-car, or from Grindelwald using the Gondelbahn Grindelwald-Männlichen (GM) gondola. It then takes 15 minutes to walk to the summit. It is a popular viewpoint over the Lauterbrunnen valley and a popular start location for hikers and skiers.

Photograph taken with Nikon D7000, 18-55mm Nikkor lens @ 18mm, iso 100.

This image received 443 views, 82 comments, 71 favouritings, and 3 features (one being a RedBubble main photo page feature) within the first 24 hours of posting on RedBubble. :-)

Totals views to date (21/03/2011) – +1375*+ views, 93 favoritings, 3 features & 119 comments .*

Image added on 17/01/2011


  • facade
    facadeover 3 years ago

    That’s fantastic mate… congratulations… Brilliant image!
    Looks like we have both had some success of late :)

  • Thanks Brad, really appreciate it mate. Congrats on your successes too.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Victoria limerick
    Victoria limerickover 3 years ago

    wow fantastic news Luke, well done

  • Thank you Vickaz. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 3 years ago

    fantastic Luke so well deserved

  • Thanks so much Philip, very much appreciate you pointing me to the comp in the first place mate. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishover 3 years ago

    Very well done Luke, congrats!!

  • Many thanks Ian.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Andrew (ark photograhy art)
    Andrew (ark ph...over 3 years ago

    Awesome stuff congrates and hope this is the start of bigger better things to come your way in the near future.

  • Thanks mate, it sure would be nice.

    – Luke Griffin

  • James  Key
    James Keyover 3 years ago

    Congratulations Luke. Very well deserved.
    Cheers Jim

  • Thank you very much Jim.

    – Luke Griffin

  • GailD
    GailDover 3 years ago

    Conrats Luke. I too received a Bronze in the Open Nature category with this shot

  • Thanks Gail and very well done on your award as well!

    – Luke Griffin

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    Happy Dancin’ congrats Luke!

  • Oh yeah!

    Thank you Carol.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 3 years ago

    I had been watching the Epson pano’s for a couple of yrs – Fantastic that a fellow RB’lers has been awarded.


  • Thank you so much Barbara. I have just this evening returned today from a 4 day road trip through Austria and had the opportunity to take quite a few more pano’s… I hope one of them might be good enough to go one better than bronze next year. Long time to have to wait though. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtover 3 years ago

    Treat us with a preview!! BB-)

  • Am working on one right now! Looking good so far. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin