Rust Road

"Rust Road"

Pinnacles Desert, 1st July 2016


"Rust Road"

We've all seen the Milky Way arch, a common way to capture the entire view of our galaxy from earth. On this night, however, I decided to try something different.

I've always wanted to do a vertical panorama. I've always felt that horizontal panoramas give a sense of the vast and wide expanse, while vertical panoramas gives a sense of scale.

On this night, I waited for the Milky Way to rise nearly overhead. This vertical panorama is a combination of about 40 images.

The process of capturing a vertical panorama on the Gigapan Epic Pro seems to be more challenging than a horizontal or 360 panoramas. In fact, capturing a 360 degree pano and later extracting the vertical panorama would be much quicker and easier.

Date: 1st July 2016
Time: 9pm
Location: Pinnacles Desert, Cervantes

Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Sigma 24mm ART
Tripod Mount: Gigapan Epic Pro

25 seconds x 40