Image taken Saturday, March 27, 2010. Posted Friday, July 26, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Panoramic view of a volcano crater


Haleakalā, Maui, Hawaii
General location: Hawaii, USA

The Setup:

Three-shot panorama of the crater from 10,000 feet up. This volcano is considered still active, but it hasn’t erupted for over 100 years. When it does, however, eruptions aren’t explosive and the lava flows slowly, so people have the opportunity to walk out of the way. The car started to struggle at 9k feet.

I did not have the tools/ability to stitch these together in 2010 but have revisited in 2013 using Hugin. These stitched together automatically with no adjustments required.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Filters: Polariser
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/6.3, ISO 100

Post processing:

Hugin -

  1. Load images, auto assemble. No adjustments required
Lightroom 5 -
  1. Presence: Highlights -30, shadows +20, whites -30, blacks -50, clarity +20
  2. Luminance: aqua -5, blue -80 (to bring some colour back to the sky)
  3. Saturation: aqua -100, blues -55 (to bring that colour back from pastel!)

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5 Responses to “Maui Haleakalā Crater Panorama”

  1. Sheridan Tighe

    +Alan Warren I didn't ship the Lancer over to Hawaii just to drive it up a mountain!  Lancer stayed home and this was a rental Focus.
    (As an aside, small cars have gotten a lot more boring in the last 20 years.  Probably safer and more reliable though.)


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