This is my first attempt at a vertical HDR stitched panorama, made from 25 separate exposures. I used the Acratech leveling base, Acratech GP ball head in the gimbal position, Acratech nodal rail and Really Right Stuff L-bracket holding a Nikon D700 in landscape position on a Gitzo Series 2 Basalt tripod. The five pan positions started at the bottom. Each pan position is five, one stop brackets processed in Nik HDR Efex with a custom preset I made for Heron Pond. The resulting five pan positions were assembled in Photoshop CS5. I also used Photoshop to adjust the levels. Then the stitched panorama was cropped in Lightroom 3.
This monochrome was made in Nik Silver Efex Pro using a custom split tone preset I created for landscapes.
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.4 G
Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: ISO 200, five brackets each pan position around f/11.0 @ 1/20s, Auto WB, tripod
Location: Cache River Natural Area, Heron Pond GPS
Dates: Capture - October 29, 2010, Processing - November 7, 2010Processing: RAW file in Lightroom 3, Nik HDR Efex, Photoshop CS5 and Nik Silver Efex Pro