1000 Surfboards Tall – A Panorama…

I took a couple quick panorama sets well after sunrise during our trip to Garie beach and the 1000 Surfboard Graveyard.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

I took this one very quickly handheld at maximum focal length on the lens I had on at the time (70mm on the 24-70) just as we were making motions to leave. It was such a rushed job and handheld at a long focal length I considered it a dead loss.

We did head back down the beach to the car to wait for Gerry to come back from his expedition down the southern coastline. However when he arrived he wanted to head back up to the surfboards to try a few more shots so we headed back up there and I setup for a “proper” pano on the tripod.

However when I stitched it I didn’t like it so I thought I’d try putting together the handheld job and much to my surprise it worked… Stitched from 10 frames shot on manual at 1/160 sec @ f/8 and ISO 100 at 70mm. With a little Nik Color Efex to bring some more detail and spice back into the clouds and the hills.

1000 Surfboards Tall

1000 Surfboards Tall

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 100