Footbridge over Katahdin Stream Falls
17595 x 17595Aaron D. Priest, from
This is the footbridge at the base of Katahdin Stream Falls on Hunt Trail, the last leg of the Appalachian Trail, in Baxter State Park, Maine. It was challenging to shoot from a bouncing bridge in the wind, especially with hikers coming and going where I had to move and try to get back into the same position again. The full sphere is 593 megapixels.
Camera settings: 24mm, f/16, ISO 64, 1.3 seconds.
Stitching data: 3 rows of 10 images plus 1 offset nadir for a total of 31 images.
Equipment used: Nikon D850, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, and Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod & pano/gimbal head. RAW conversion via Lightroom, aligned via PTGui, and manually blended via masks in Photoshop.
Katahdin Stream Falls