This is a 180 degree HDR panoramic view from above Sattel in canton Schwyz, Switzerland.


9 raw frames shot in portrait orientation were taken. These were converted to tiffs and stitched together in PS CS4. Exposures were adjusted +/-0.75 and the 3 files tonemapped in photomatix.

The cropped tonemapped tiff was then masked with the original stitched tiff to mask and correctly expose the various parts of the mountains, valleys and sky.

Saturation of colours (white of the snow) was adjusted and Topaz denoise filter applied.

*Photographs taken with Nikon D7000, 18-55mm Nikkor lens @ 18mm, iso100, f/7.1, shutter 1/200, tripod.

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Originally hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Luke’s work uniquely reflects his life-long love of the outdoors and his keen interest in portraiture. Having recently returned from 4.5 years living and travelling abroad, his portfolio presents an intriguing variety of images that will delight any viewer.

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  • adouglas
    adouglasover 3 years ago

    very cool effect

  • Cheers mate.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...over 3 years ago

    Luke, you have cornered the market on Switzerland panos. Bravo!

  • I’d be elated if you’d tell me where that market is mate. ;-) lol… thanks heaps for the comment.

    – Luke Griffin

  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Love the way you have captured and presented this beautiful landscape image,,,Rick

  • Many thanks Rick, I’m glad you like it mate.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work- you’re very talented Luke :)

  • A humble thanks Steph.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...over 3 years ago

    lol, too funny. Let me rephrase: You have cornered the ‘capturing’ market. Good luck w/ the rest. ;)

  • ;-) You’ve put a smile on my face Joe… cheers again mate. (Make sure you check out the youtube clip… iconic Aussie humour.)

    – Luke Griffin

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Lorilee.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Kathy.

    – Luke Griffin

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Cheers Gerry.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

  • Thank you Michaela.

    – Luke Griffin

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