Carrizo Plain National Monument – Soda Lake

Carrizo Plains received National Monument status by proclamation of Bill Clinton in 2001.  It is the last relatively untouched parcel of land in the San Joaquin Valley.

Carrizo Plain - Soda LakeSoda Lake Panorama – Carrizo Plains National Monument, California, USA

Copyright 2012 O. Bisogno Scotti  All Rights Reserved.

Nikon D1X DSLR, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, Nikon MC-20, Manfrotto 3221 tripod, Manfrotto 300N panoramic head, Photoshop CS3.

8 thoughts on “Carrizo Plain National Monument – Soda Lake

  1. Thanks for the comment, T J.

    I spent four days there and loved every minute of it even though the wind never let up. To get the above shot, I had to fill a plastic milk container with water from soda lake and hang it from the center post of my tripod to keep it from blowing over.

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  2. Your panoramic image is seamless! If you hadn’t said you stitched three images together to create this panorama, I never would have guessed it. You never cease to amaze!

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    • I thought the only way to portray the spaciality of Carrizo Plain and Soda Lake was to create a panorama. It was much harder to stitch frames together when I did this. Now, it’s basically the press of a button. Be sure to overlap each frame by 25%…easy if you have a panoramic head with click stops on your tripod.

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