This panoramic photograph of the Bahía de Banderas was made from six images shot at 30 degree intervals with an 18mm lens in landscape mode using a tripod with a nodal pano head. The images were stitched using PTGui. This photo is cropped so it's not as wide as the original panorama which is 180 degrees. Please click here to view the full-sized version of this image.
The Bahía de Banderas (Bay of Flags) is a beautiful bay on the west coast of Mexico defined on the north by Punta Mita and the south by Cabo Corrientes and enclosed by the Sierra Madre mountains. My vantage point for this photo was a penthouse terrace in Punta Esmeralda (a fairly new residential development) just north of Bucerias. South of Bucerias one can see the hotels of Nuevo Vallarta and further south one can just barely make out the sprawling metropolis of Puerto Vallarta. These warm waters are important breeding and birthing grounds for Humpback whales. There are no sharks in these waters because (it is said) the entrance to the bay is constantly patrolled by bottle-nosed dolphins.
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loves_summer (1310) 2010-02-22 9:17
Great panorama! The stitching is done very well, and I love the bright colours. Good sharpness and clarity.
Thanks for sharing!
Bergenphotos (2678) 2010-02-22 9:53
Would like to stay there... It looks really nice, but also maybe a bit expensive. However, it's green and you got the perfect room with view to the place, so this is a great picture with wonderful POV.
rlrad (1845) 2010-02-22 19:55
Another great panorama, well done stitching and excellent exposure. It's a beautiful place to visit, even in this manner. I'll bet being there is like paradise. The tower-like buildings at the far right are really interesting looking dwellings - are they part of the complex you are shooting from? They look like they are a similar style as the buildings just to the right.
In any case, wonderful panorama!
Have a great night,
desman (2220) 2010-02-23 10:04
Sympa la vue !
je veux bien y passer quelques vacances :-)
merci du partage
- Copyright: Dave Fisher (dabeed) (568)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED-I, Tiffen 67mm Haze-1
- Exposure: f/10.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 8:55