Sunday, January 20, 2008

Painted Panorama

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Ninety-three thousand, five hundred and thirty-three acres of Arizona. It's a big desert, and I wouldn't want to paint it. Fortunately, that's been taken care of for us in this U. S. National Park Service facility inside the Petrified Forest National Park, itself neatly bisected by Interstate 40.

This panorama is composed of seven separate pictures stitched together in Photoshop, with a little smoothing done to the sky. Since we weren't there at the optimal time of early morning or late afternoon, I boosted the contrast and saturation a bit.

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