And knew I had to go back to the rock when I saw the high clouds. Each time I go back I try something different using tips from this forum. Today was handheld though given the spur of the moment trip, All pics taken on Manual (I didnt change anything once it was set) and I used a circ. polarization filter. Got back in the truck and there sat the tripod. HA. Im also trying to take the scene with less photos rather than more just due to less opportunity to screw a pic up. All pics at 1/200 at 9.0 ISO 100 I do notice a couple of spots on the ridgeline that didnt merge properly but I have no idea how to clone or smooth.