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Area 52
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The circular area isn't a landing site, just a low spot where water collects during what passes for a rainy season in these parts. This is a three shot composite looking southwest toward San Diego from the top of Ghost Mountain in the Anza Borrego desert. Shot with the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II tilt/shift lens, using both tilt & shift. I climbed over a whole lot of boulders to get this view.

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.Bleizmor
04/01/14 8:41 AM GMT
Maybe the use of a polarizing filter would have a little more pep in heaven! Excellent capture Russ, and great job.
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.ryzst
04/01/14 9:07 AM GMT
Thanks Christian, I really appreciate it.

I have a polarizer to go with the Lee filter system and it's good for single shots, but not panoramas. A polarizer will render the sky differently depending on the angle of the sun to the lens and makes stitching together three shots almost impossible. Getting these three to mesh was difficult enough. Grad ND filters is the best way, but I've had trouble with vignetting at full shift. Still working on it though.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. W.S.
::tigger3
04/01/14 1:43 PM GMT
The depth is outstanding, and such a super angle of this image,
Tigs♥ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
.CDHale
04/01/14 8:03 PM GMT
Amazing shot, Russ! I'm impressed. If you hadn't said it was 3 shots stitched I sure couldn't tell. Watch your step on the way back, lol.
-Christie
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.ryzst
04/01/14 8:12 PM GMT
Thank you Christie and Tigs, glad you liked it.

Cactus thorns and high wind were the order of the day here. Worth it though.
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There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. W.S.
.BarnArt
04/01/14 8:53 PM GMT
Great shot!
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What ever happened to the good ol' days?
::Marzena
04/01/14 10:17 PM GMT
Takes time - will be back.
SAM
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
.Zyzyx
04/13/14 11:33 PM GMT
Well done, love the view, color and detail
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