Brad Templeton's Panoramic Photography
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Here are the Panoramas from my Japan Photo Essay. We went to Japan for the 2001 Leonid Meteor Storm.

Panorama: The Golden Pavilion of Kyoto

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The Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-Ji, in panorama at fall. Many other shots can be found on the Kyoto page.

Panorama: Inside Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo
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A handheld 360 degree shot taken inside the Tsukiji Fish Market. This shot was later in the day as people were packing up. I don't think it would be possible to find a corner where you could stand still long enough to shoot a panorama when the market is in full swing.

Note that you will find people who moved oddly pasted together in this panorama.

Panorama: The Ginza-5-Chome intersection in Tokyo
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This is the ur-corner of Ginza-5-chome, perhaps the most famous intersection in Japan. This day they closed off one of the main streets so I was able to take this panorama from the middle of one street on the edge. It was handheld, and as such as people moved from frame to frame, they blur.

Panorama: The courtyard of Himeji Castle, Japan

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This is a view of Himeji Castle, considered the finest remaining castle in Japan, from its large courtyard.

Panorama: Looking down from Himeiji Castle, Japan

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This is the view from the top of the castle, inland. (The courtyard above was into the sun.) Trees in full fall colour.

Panorama: The floating Torri at Miyajima, near Hiroshima, Japan
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This view shows the fabulous shrine at Miyajima, south of Hiroshima, with the floating Torii and the shrine on stilts. The 5-storey pagoda and the 'burbs of Hiroshima are also visible.

Panorama: Tokyo, from the Tokyo Tower, 360 degree view
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A 360 degree panorama of all of Tokyo taken from the upper deck of the Tokyo Tower.

Panorama: The garden of Koraku-En, Okayama, Japan

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This is the Koraku-en garden, in Okayama. Considered one of the 3 finest gardens of Japan. 3 workers rake the lake in the early morning.