The really wide panoramas may look easy to shoot, but there are a few issues that are overlooked by some photographers. Naturally, the sunlight has to come from somewhere, and the light is often several magnitudes brighter in one area than in another area. The sky is often bright with differing blue colours and widely changing brightness and contrast in other parts of the photograph. This has to be handled carefully.

One crucial factor is the skyline, which may consist of hills, houses, trees and other things. The composition of the skyline is really important in creating an interesting panorama, and not just a 360 panorama for showing the world around you. There is no point in doing a 360 if there is no reason for it. That is my personal opinion. The panorama is not just a panorama for the fun of it, it must also be the obvious format for the captured scene. Otherwise, I don’t bother taking the panorama.

This photograph is the Huskvarna city a late afternoon when the sun was low and highlighting the main street. The timing was perfect and happens only during a certain time of the year. To get the best reflections in the main street, the sun needed to be at the right location above the horizon and at the correct angle of earth rotation.

When you click on the thumbnail, please note that you might not see the entire width of the panorama if you have a screen resolution/width less than 1600 pixels. If this is the case, to get back here after viewing, just click outside the viewing box. You might be able to view the image in a new window by right+click and selecting “view background image”.


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