Panoramas

This panorama was taken in New Zealand.

Panorama is how we see the world. Not 3:2, 4:3, 16:9. But wide.

Nature has given us the ability to have a wide view. In a social and political context, it would be great if all people would make use of it all the time.

But there, as in general vision, we tend to ‘zoom’ in, narrow our view.

Panoramas give you, the photographer, a dual perspective. One of your subject, as you hunt for the best viewpoint and one, when the shot is in the box.

Often, after the image has been taken, we spot the interesting details. More interesting, since we know them in the wider context.

Panorama presentations have a particular appeal, since we are confronted with a view, we rarely take in, preferring to look at the detail.

So if your smartphone or camera has a panorama setting, use it. Learn to capture the world as we see it. Wide and open. With our eyes and minds.

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