Panorama

By Vladimir Brezina

Adobe Photoshop certainly makes nice panoramas. Here’s a 180-degree panorama of NYC’s frozen Central Park Reservoir, stitched together from 10 individual photos.

Central Park Reservoir panorama

I haven’t posted many panoramas on Wind Against Current, because the results have always seemed unsatisfactory. The panoramas are long and narrow, and so unimpressive when wedged into the 500-pixel width of our page. You can always click on the panorama to expand it (try it on the panorama above), but even so…

How about presenting the panorama this way?

Central Park Reservoir panorama, rotated

All you have to do is rotate your device 90 degrees, and scroll through ;-)

Maybe this will start a trend—but I wouldn’t count on it. :-)

55 responses to “Panorama

  1. They make GREAT header photos.

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  2. That’s a beautiful panorama, I’d really love to visit New York one day and experience it first-hand!

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  3. As I scrolled through the long version of your panorama I began to feel as if I were moving in a slow spin, catching the view from one side to the other. Best to view it horizontally on a big screen to avoid Getty dizzy :-)
    Beautiful photo!

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  4. This is fantastic! It’s something I have yet to try, but I really must now that I see your result here! Love your creative presentation idea — I’m all for rotating devices 😀

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  5. Nice pano. A challenge viewing this on my side. Thanks for putting it together and posting it.

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  6. Love this photo(s). Go ahead, start a trend. Thanks for sharing

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  7. WONDERFUL! A must try.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  8. I bet everyone scrolling down with a smile on the face… ;-) Helen

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  9. Woweee. Wow. I am certainly impressed with your panorama skills. They are sort of a hit and miss, hard to get a good one, but you get a good one when you least expect it – after some work of course ;) Well done :)

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    • It’s easy, at least in Photoshop. The problem is that, unless you use a tripod, it’s hard to capture all the individual shots in the same way, for instance with the horizon at the same place in the photo. Photoshop still makes a good panorama, but with irritating fringes that you have to crop away, so losing some of the vertical dimension of the panorama…

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      • I generally use my phone for panoramas since I don’t have a tripod (someday). The dimensions come out okay and sizeable, but the quality most of the time is hideous :D

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        • I haven’t tried panoramas with my phone. In fact, I don’t use my phone to take photos of any kind, as the quality is not as good. But I see that it has been improving in recent years, catching up fast…

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        • I’ll admit I’ve captured some fairly decent photos with my Samsung phone. But I very rarely use that – always prefer a point-and-shoot over a smartphone camera. Anytime, any day.

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  10. Beautiful. And, I salute your patience!

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  11. Nice, I can perfectly see it with my mobile, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Tres gorgeous! Did it take a long time?

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  13. My humble opinion:
    I clicked on the small panorama, and I thought the result was wonderful and worth your time (well, I don’t really know how much time you spent!) The whole scene with the paths and trees framing each side of the huge cityscape certainly gave the feeling of immense size which could not have been captured any other way!
    The scroll down was fun to look at but…not really a panorama because the entire photo could not be viewed at the same time!

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  14. Please do more of these! I’d just been reading about chinese scroll paintings that were made to be viewed slowly one bit at a time as the image was gradually unfurled. It’s a totally different way of seeing and something really worth doing. I love it and hope others will take up the idea as well. I read mostly on a phone or tablet so rotating is easy and a natural thing to do. Wow!

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  15. Anyway your panorama is very beautiful indeed :-)

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  16. Dapple Grey’s comment is interesting and reflects my experience of vowing the second photo. And Wow, so very cold it looks!

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  17. It has been so cold up there, that I am not surprised it is frozen. What a beautiful picture.

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  18. Panoramic photos make me marvel at God’s creation of the eyes (and the heart) that are able to absorb such a panorama in an instant, when physically present :-)

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  19. Er-er-em. It’s gorgeous, but my neck hurts!
    Rotate device? Oh heck!

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  20. Wow indeed!!! :-)

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