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Three Sisters Up Close
Australia

We took the trail to the Three Sisters where you can stand right at the base of the first rock (closest to the cliffs).  As soon as I was coming down the stairs, I knew this was the place I wanted to do a 360 where you could get a real sense of the view on all sides.  You can see the blue haze cast on the distant mountains - which is how the Blue Mountains got their name.

The shooting for this photo was particularly challenging because of the huge variance in lighting with the sun shining on one side, and darker shadow areas on the stairs.  Instead of the usual 8 photos (6 around, one up, and one down), I took 24 photos.  Each of the usual 8 with exposure bracketing at 1.5 stops.  This allowed me to use HDR processing and tone mapping to get a better range of exposures to meld into one cohesive panorama.  This photo is more like what your eyes would see as a result - adapting for the bright and dark areas.

Copyright: Frank Taylor
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Taken: 12/02/2012
Uploadet: 16/02/2012
Opdateret: 30/06/2014
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Tags: three; sisters; blue; mountains; scenic; view; katoomba; nsw; australia; stairs
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