As a photographer, I’ve long been interested in panoramas. I think they help extend the limitations of my camera by more completely capturing landscapes in a manner that provides an altered or distorted perspective. As a predominately digital photographer that’d rather put work on the web than deal with the tedium and cost of printing, I’ve always struggled with being able to effectively view and share my work within the confines of a computer screen.
Several years ago, I stumbled upon a technique that solved many of these problems and that presented my pieces in a radically different way. The result, which I’ve termed a circular panorama, involves applying polar coordinates to a 360 degree panorama. Since first discovering the technique, I’ve experimented and refined it with extraordinary success. Here are my favorites listed chronologically, beginning with my earliest iterations.
Read more about the process here.