20,000 Pixels Under the Sky : An Arches panorama

As busy as Arches National Park is (and continues to get busier by the day) this area known as the Garden of Eden is one of the most underrated areas of the park not only photographers but also to the everyday visitors. There are so many interesting rock formations, and sandstone walls it is hard to not spend several hours photographing it all. Apart from the hole in the giant sandstone wall (left center), I have noticed some other much smaller holes throughout this area leaving me to believe that in many many thousands of years from now there will potentially be several new arches in this one relatively small area. Oh, what it would be like to travel far into the future to see how different this would look. 

A couple of things to note. To the far right is the very tail end of the Milky Way's galactic core, and in the upper left above the larger rock spire is the nearest major galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy known as Messier 31 (M31) or more commonly referred to as the Andromeda Galaxy.

Now on to the nerdy stuff. This 3-row panorama consists of 21 total images with a resolution of 20,000 pixels wide by 10,000 pixels tall which equals out to be 200 megapixels! I shot this using my full spectrum converted Canon 6D, my Rokinon 24mm lens, and a Nodal Ninja 6 panoramic head.

Camera settings:  F/2, ISO 8000, 10 seconds. Stitched together using PTGui Pro and processed using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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