This is a historical location that used to be visited by silent-movie stars. In the distance you can see Cyote Lake.
I saw six in this area that morning. I would plan on bringing a tripod and a 300mm lens next time. For this one I used a 135mm with a K10D, circular polarizer, ~400iso, 1/200. Post in Gimp.
So this was a bit of a challenge, mostly because I had to stitch together two different series of photos to help fill up the sky enough to get a level pano. Also, I’ve never needed to mask-out so many photos before. But this was a time-series. One of the things I noticed was that the exposure around the stitches looks odd. Also, the exposure at the east end and the south end was wildly different. I had to level it out with a giant lateral fade in Gimp to get the exposure much closer to even.
Let me know what you think!