Full moon Salton Sea 360 panorama on Yacht Club Drive

Little planet panorama of the Salton Sea under a full moon -- by Joe Reifer

Little planet panorama of the Salton Sea under a full moon — by Joe Reifer

The full moon rises over the Salton Sea, while rows of dead palm trees stand stoically on Yacht Club Drive in Salton City. You’ll never want to eat tilapia again after visiting the Salton Sea. Dodge the dead fish on the beach in the interactive version below.

Technical details: This image is 4 shots around at 5 degrees up with a Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens at 8mm on an EOS 60D. Each exposure was 90 seconds at f/8, ISO 800. A 5th shot (nadir) was taken to patch the tripod shadow. Shooting 4 around does not require a zenith shot, and results in a resolution of 10,500 x 5250 (55 megapixels). Shooting 6 shots around and 1 up (zenith) yields more resolution, but may not work with long exposures and fast-moving clouds.