The panoramic format is one I’m drawn to regularly. The way it draws the eyes across the image provides an almost cinematic experience. The way it brings impact to skyscapes. The way it helps me deal with sparse landscapes and street scenes.

For sure there are compositional challenges, and not all of the come off successfully. But I feel the risk is worth taking for those times when it does pay off.

Here are a few panoramic images from my collection. Keep scrolling to read more about making w-i-d-e pictures.

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Fiddlers Ferry Panorama 2011

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