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Pawnee Buttes - For Didi

Nearly Every time he writes a critique for me Didi prods me to start stitching panoramas. ... Well after seven months I have finally done one.

This is a hand done stitch of four images done in Photoshop .. My first attempt .. so all thoughts are very much appreciated.

The Pawnee Buttes are the primary attraction in the 193,000 acre Pawnee National Grassland. They rise 300 feet (91.44 meters) above the surrounding plains .. The Buttes were popularized by writer James Michener in his novel "Centennial" .. (in which they were referred to as the "Rattlesnake Buttes")

Michener earned his Master's Degree and then taught for several years nearby at the Colorado State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Colorado ... where I teach)

a good account of a trip to the Buttes:

more on Michener:

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