Mt Rigi HDR Panorama

Luke Griffin

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An HDR panorama from Mt Rigi.

Rigi is a mountain in central Switzerland. It is also known as the “Queen of the Mountains.” The highest peak is the Rigi-Kulm at 1,797.5 meters, with Rigi-Hochflue, Dossen and Rotstock and Rigi-Scheidegg being slightly less high. The mountain is easily accessible by public transportation. It offers many activities such as skiing or sledging in the winter, and hiking in the summer.

With the camera hand held, this panorma was created from 11 groups of 3 different bracketed exposures (-2, 0 +2), totaling 33 separate photos. Each bracket was tonemapped in photomatix creating 8 × 45 mb tif files. These tiff files were then stitched together in hugin creating a single 137mb tiff file.

This file was then opened in photoshop, duplicated to 2 layers. The top layer was run through Topaz denoise to clean it up, a layer mask was then applied to reveal the detail in the features below the horizon.

The file was then saved as a jpg for uploading.

Photographs taken with Nikon D7000, 10-20mm Sigma lens @ 20mm, iso 100, f/5.6, 1/640 sec

Image added on 7th of July, 2011.

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