BHP is back online after some computer troubles had it wrapped up in a ball of network cable for over a week. The best advice after “backup everything three times in two locations” is “keep your motherboard manual handy.”

Today we have a photo of Niagara Falls taken from the base I call “Epic Watershed.”



(Straight Out Of Camera)


Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
64 ISO

9 photos with the same settings


  • Exposure, contrast, shadows and whites raised
  • Lowered highlights and blacks
  • Raised clarity, vibrance and clarity
  • Lens corrections
  • Sharpening raised with masking



Used AutopanoGiga to stitch these shots that made Lightroom and Photoshop throw up. It spit out this 27000 pixel wide shot. I guess that will come in handy if I am ever printing 30 feet wide…



  • Used camera raw and adaptive-wide angle filter to make this waterfall look more like I remember it
  • Cleaned up any weird sticks and birds with the healing brush
  • Filled missing areas with content aware fill


Final Thoughts

Autopanogiga is my go-to for stitching shots that I took with hap-hazard technique. I prefer Lightroom, as it makes a DNG of the pano, but you have to have a good overlap. As I was on a moving boat, that wasn’t possible here. Photoshop would be my next go-to, but it couldn’t handle this either.

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