andscapes are the provenance from which panoramic photography sprang, over a century ago. For a long time, painters had been producing monumental, sweeping views of the land, and photographers had a real "itch" to create something similar. This strong desire eventually became the mother of invention, and many panoramic technologies were born. By the early twentieth century, many photographers were busy trying to make images of the wide world as it really was.
Landscape photography was the same reason that I began exploring the medium of panoramics myself. The natural beauty of this world can be a truly awe-inspiring visual experience for me, and it seems that much of this awe of nature is wrapped up in the wide scope, the sweeping views, that it provides. "Normal" photography always seemed to me so inadequate, so incapable, of recreating that scope.
The Panoramic of Bill Brockmeier
of Bill Brockmeier
Clear Springs (220° view): Bulverde, Texas — © 2002, Bill Brockmeier
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