A 200∞ wide panorama of the famous scene on the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff of Morantís Curve on the CPR rail line, a photogenic spot for train spotting made famous by CPR photographer Nicholas Morant. The Bow River makes a sweeping bend here, near Mt. Temple at centre and Lake Louise. <br />
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Here, the Milky Way sweeps down to the south at left, with the star clouds of Sagittarius and Scorpius at the end of the river. Mars is the bright object at left, with Saturn to the left of Mars, and bright Antares below Saturn. Jupiter is the bright object setting in the northwest at far right. Arcturus is the bright star at top.<br />
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Summer twilight lights the sky deep blue with some green airglow and perhaps dim reddish aurora at right.  <br />
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While it would have been lovely to have also had a train in the picture, as it entered the scene from other direction its headlights are so bright they flooded the scene with light (thatís what they are supposed do!) and would have made any photo a glare-filled mess! And taking a multi-segment pan with a train moving through the segments would not have produced anything more than a blur moving along the rail line. <br />
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I shot this June 4, 2016. This is a stitch of 20 segments in 4 tiers of 5 panels each, with the 24mm lens at f/2.5 and Nikon D750 at ISO 5000, each for 20 seconds. Stitched with PTGui. And shot with the iOptron iPano motorized panning unit. Canada


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Image ID: 0273470-VW-ADY.jpg

Panorama of Morant's Curve by Night

A 200∞ wide panorama of the famous scene on the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff of Morantís Curve on the CPR rail line, a photogenic spot for train spotting made famous by CPR photographer Nicholas Morant. The Bow River makes a sweeping bend here, near Mt. Temple at centre and Lake Louise.

Here, the Milky Way sweeps down to the south at left, with the star clouds of Sagittarius and Scorpius at the end of the river. Mars is the bright object at left, with Saturn to the left of Mars, and bright Antares below Saturn. Jupiter is the bright object setting in the northwest at far right. Arcturus is the bright star at top.

Summer twilight lights the sky deep blue with some green airglow and perhaps dim reddish aurora at right.

While it would have been lovely to have also had a train in the picture, as it entered the scene from other direction its headlights are so bright they flooded the scene with light (thatís what they are supposed do!) and would have made any photo a glare-filled mess! And taking a multi-segment pan with a train moving through the segments would not have produced anything more than a blur moving along the rail line.

I shot this June 4, 2016. This is a stitch of 20 segments in 4 tiers of 5 panels each, with the 24mm lens at f/2.5 and Nikon D750 at ISO 5000, each for 20 seconds. Stitched with PTGui. And shot with the iOptron iPano motorized panning unit. Canada
Credit to: Blue Planet Archive / VWPics / Alan Dyer

Image dimensions: 5400x2914

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