summer mountains: stitched panorama

I have a little more free time with Mr. Z in Kindergarten this year, so I decided to play a little bit in Photoshop.  I like to learn new things, but it feels fairly overwhelming unless there's no pressure and it's just for "play."  

I haven't edited many photos lately, so I began with some summer photos taken on top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.  It was the end of June and the wildflowers were at their peak.  I had some nice shots (first two below), but as I looked at them I wondered if I could combine them. 

I'd heard about "stitching" photos together in Photoshop, so I googled it and found a quick 5 minute tutorial. Turns out it's super easy.  Here's the result below.  I like it, and will definitely have to try this again!  This is three photos stitched together.  Next time, I'll have to remember to take a few more photos for a nice wide panorama.