Brad Templeton's Panoramic Photography
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Since 1997 I have been shooting computer-stitched panoramic landscapes. These are made by taking a series of overlapping shots and using special software to join and blend them together seamlessly. You can shoot anything from high-res non-distorted wide-angle shots to full 360 degree wrap arounds, and even spherical full views.
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While most people shoot these to show in VR plugins that let you move around in the scene, I shoot them to be viewed all at once, ideally in high-res output on paper. I have printed them up to 32 feet long for my own walls and other people's. They provide a way to see all of a scene, sometimes more in one photo than the human eye can grasp at once.
I've collected the best of my shots below.
In a few cases, I have "rest of" pages with lesser panoramas that are not of top quality but still interesting.
See the top of page for links to the various panorama pages and other pages. For completness, other, older panoramas of more amateur quality are also available for viewing.
Pictures are always available from 800 to 1100 pixels high for direct browser viewing, and can be scaled to smaller sizes for small screens.
In addition, many of my photos are now available through a zooming panorama viewer if you have the Flash plugin. This allows you to wander around the panorama and zoom in on particular items at full resolution, the resolution you get if you buy prints. When using the zoom viewer I recommend using the right-click menu to enter Fullscreen mode. You may also like to change the mouse action. Note that many panoramas are not 360s or were not designed to mesh up so you may see a discontinuity.