Panorama images offer a unique point of view, capturing large scenes that would not otherwise fit a traditional aspect. This is particularly useful living in the US Pacific Northwest, but I have also used the panorama capabilities in digital photography to capture unique scenes in my travels elsewhere.
I started doing panorama photographs in 2008 when I finally had the software and computing power it takes to assemble panorama images. Digital panorama photographs are created by capturing a series of single photographs in succession and then combining them with the imaging software (I have been using Photoshop CS4). Camera settings have to be carefully determined before capture to assure a better assembling of the end panorama product. Using a tripod helps. Nevertheless, many of these panorama images were created by capturing the image series via a handheld camera as I am often someplace where lugging or setting up a tripod is not a viable option.
Note: It is recommended that viewers of this gallery push the "slideshow" button in the upper right of the screen. This will scroll through the exhibit and automatically expand the panorama images to the size of screen.
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