Landscapes - nwhittall
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Wall to Wall

It was an early start to capture this shot... I started the hike up the Virgin River at sunrise and knew I had about a 2hr hike before I reached the part of the river where the canyon walls close in. I hoped that by the time I reached this scene the reflected light off surrounding cliff faces would be working its magic. I was not disappointed! I compiled this photograph from 15 shots stitched together. I captured 5 rows and 3 columns, which provides for the rich detail when you blow this image up. This was done while kneeling in 36F water for over an hour. When I stitched it all together it came out as a 1.5GB file with 244 megapixels. A first for me!

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