This 5 image panorama encompasses much of a an alpine hiking route around the Landmannalaugar area of the Icelandic Highlands. An exceptionally snowy winter and cold spring left massive snow fields even into late July. I felt the small group of hikers gave a sense of scale that many of my other images did not have. The lighting was perfect to allow hand holdable shooting, so I waited until the group crossed a uniform area so their forms would be clearly visible. The backlighting accentuated the textures and helped make the colors pop. I find that panoramas often need compositional "bookends" to keep the eye from wandering out of the image, so I used the mountain slopes on each side to perform that duty.