Haydn Dare's picture

Narrow Mountain Road

This is a photo that I took last year on Mt Donna Buang in Victoria, Australia. This area and the surrounds are just beautiful and it always makes me so happy to be out there!

Shot on a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 85mm f/1.4 IS

The photo was shot as a vertical panorama with seven photos.

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Shawn Mahan's picture

7 shots! Assuming you were rotating the camera up, did you have any distortion that you had to edit out or did the trees stay straight. I usually stitch wide angle shots together and those lenses have a lot of distortion if not perpendicular to the lines.

Haydn Dare's picture

There was no distortion issues when putting this photo together, I use telephoto focal lengths for all my panoramas and I've never had an issue! I very rarely use my wide angle lenses for this exact reason.

If I want a wide photo, I just make a much bigger panorama with a telephoto lens, it takes a lot longer but the results pay off.

Phillip Breske's picture

Very nicely done!

Chris Jablonski's picture

Great job, Haydn! Majestic, inspiring, and flawless execution. Haven't seen your work before, and looking at your portfolio, it's stunning, with a signature "look", a bit cool, dark & subdued, that I find enormously appealing. Hope to see more from you.

As a fellow Melburnian, you make me want to visit these spots! I've concentrated on the west coast, Otways & Grampians, but I'll have to spend more time in the east, I can see.

Haydn Dare's picture

Thank you so much! I've been spending a lot of the past year up near the Queensland border, but I can't wait to come back and explore more of the Otways and the Grampians.

The east is just beautiful, it's really a part of Australia that the rest of the world is missing out on.

joseph cole's picture

well done Haydn did you consider dropping a grad from top in post just to keep your eye from wandering out since the open sky is brighter than the fog...plus it will make it moodier

Chris Jablonski's picture

Yours has that grad look, Joseph! ;-)

joseph cole's picture

yeah it was just a thought :)

Haydn Dare's picture

Oh I like this! I'll have a bit of a play around with it at some point!

C. Broken's picture

Not sure I would have approached this with seven layers, but the vertical pano is very difficult to master.