Tucson Pano by bmac62 ()
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A zoom will really help on this one.
Yes, there is a city out there...Tucson, Arizona to be exact. Tucson is set in a Sonoran Desert valley surrounded by five mountain ranges.
Tucson has a population of about 520,000. The city spreads/sprawls out for miles across the Tucson Valley.
This pano was assembled from five photos taken from a viewpoint about 1000 feet above the valley floor on the Catalina Highway-Sky Island National Scenic Byway that leads up to the 9,157 foot summit of Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains.
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Yes, ala Wayne, the landscape isn't filled with a lot of high and low points, but it is what it is, and you captured the sweep (as you say) and the feel of broad almost desolate atmosphere of these vistas very honestly. (If you go past chicago and into the countryside, you get broad detail-less vistas as well, and they have their own beauty.) (And btw---off-topic---whaleman's gallery is gone! I wonder what happened. I assume he's ok, because he's still showed up for comments here and there...) The hue here is a muddy green/brown, and one really does get the feel for the low sweep of this landscape---even with mountains in the background. And the sky goes from light to dark, too---perhaps a function of a pano, which covers so much area. But it does add to the drama. A low-feeling, burnt green landscape, and you put the pieces together seamlessly from all I can see. Not an easy subject---for that very bleak fact---but expressive all the same, and I like it a lot. (Btw, I just did a pano. I swore I'd never comment on one, but I did. I tried to make a pano once, but the parts argued, fought, one committed suicide, and another ran off with a shot by Diane Arbus. So it was a disaster. I know there are 'ways' to do them, but the few times I tried, I almost threw the camera out the window ((while it laughed its _ss off watching me struggle))...)