Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “Mt. Rose Sunrise” by Michael Smith

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day is a gorgeous panoramic landscape sunrise by Michael Smith. It doesn’t get much better than this. Great capture!

“Each of four mornings, I drove to the summit of the Mount Rose Highway near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in the hope of capturing a beautiful sunrise,” Smith writes. “The skies just didn't want to cooperate on the first three mornings, but on the last morning of my trip (March 20, 2016) I was rewarded with this glorious sunrise!"

He captured it with a Sony A6300 camera and 18-200mm lens with no filter on a Gitzo Traveller tripod with a Really Right Stuff A6000 L bracket and Quick-release clamp.

It’s a two-shot pano stitched in Lightroom 6. It was captured at ISO 200, 20mm as a one-second exposure at f/16.

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here. (And you're really going to want to see a larger version.)

If you want to enter Shutterbug Photo of the Day, post an image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery and include your real name and some background on the image (how and where it was shot; the story behind the image; gear and settings used etc.) in the description field to qualify.

We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.