Alaska’s big landscapes are hard to fit into a 35mm 2:3 ratio format. Sometimes, they beg for a 3:1, or more commonly referred to as a panorama format. I used to use a Fuji 6x17cm film camera especially designed for this, but now I simply blend images with a stitch program. Currently that is Photosphop 5. During my early August trip in Denali National Park, in the last hours while driving out of the park, I spotted this moose walking along the ridge. After a quick stop and rush for the tripod, I threw on my 500mm with a 1.4x converter and shot a sequence of frames, swinging the camera along so I could generate a panorama later. The clouds were quite interesting, along with the manner in which the sunlight was generating great contrast to separate the moose from the background. Here are the three images and the final blended panorama shot.