Hike to the back of Courthouse Butte
The article on merging photos came at the perfect time. I hiked to this spot last summer but I didn't have a lens wide enough to shoot the whole scene in landscape format. I took two shots, top and bottom of the scene, and figured I'd learn how to merge them later. It took a while, but I used the Photoshop merge option like the article recommends. Turns out I made every newbie mistake in the book! What I should have done was take two vertical shots and merged them. I lost a bit of the photo because the two sides didn't line up, but most of the photo did.