Lone Pine Peak and Mount Whitney Panorama

February 13, 2013

Lone Pine Peak and Mount Witney (2)

Photographer: Stephen Gledhill; Stephen's Web site
Summary Authors: Steven Gledhill; Jim Foster

The above panorama shows the California Sierra Nevada summits of Lone Pine Peak (left) and Mount Whitney (right center in background). It was actually taken well before sunrise and was made by joining five separate vertical images into a panorama. When the Sun rose behind my camera position, the high peaks were bathed in soft pink alpenglow while closer and much lower outcrops weren't yet exposed to the warm light.

Mount Whitney, 14,505 ft (4,421 m), is the loftiest peak of the 48 contiguous United States. This peak, Lone Pine Peak and most of the Sierra’s are formed from an intrusive granite batholith. Note the frosting of the season’s first snowfall at higher elevations. Photo taken on October 18, 2012.

Photo details: Image taken with my tripod mounted Canon 7D camera and 15-85mm lens; at 78mm. Each of the five images was exposed for 5 seconds at f/10; ISO 250.