This was the scene that started of my morning on November 30th, 2016. Every once in a while the clouds are just right to allow the orange colors from the sun rising to reflect off of them and the 2 day old dusting of snow on the mountains increased the beauty of the scene.
This is a 50 shot, 224 megapixel panorama of the Sun rising over the Rocky Mountains as seen from the foothills of Herriman Utah. The full resolution file is so large the JPEG Mini product won't touch it (60 megapixel limit) and it couldn't be uploaded to Zenfolio. So here is one that is 54 megapixels. If you are interested in the full resolution file contact me at [email protected]
Camera: Canon 7DM2
Lens: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60
1) Imported into Lightroom where lens profile was applied. Tried to merge to Pano there, failed. Tried to merge to Pano in Photoshop, failed. Exported all 50 images to TIFF
2) Imported the 50 TIFF images into Microsoft ICE, merged them beautifully. Exported the merged shots to TIFF.
3) Imported the merged TIFF into Lightroom. Adjusted the white balance, highlights, shadows, vibrance, saturation, clarity. Added adjustment brush to the sky to make it a little cleaner from noise. Exported to Photoshop
4) In Photoshop I took out a few houses that were in the scene on the lower right using content-aware fill. Added some dodging and burning using luminosity masks. Round-tripped back to Lightroom
5) Exported to JPEG. File was to large to do anything with.
6) Opened the JPEG export in Photoshop, reduced the file 50%, saved the smaller file. Cut the file up into 3 pieces to post on Instagram.