Jan 30, 2019

Vertical Panoramic Photography: 15 Breathtaking Examples

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When I posted this image of the Notre Dame Cathedral as a ‘Picture of the Day’, I knew I would have to further explore the world of vertical panoramic photography. The effect is achieved by using software to digitally stitch together a series of photos. Outdoor vertical panoramas definitely present additional challenges as lighting can easily change between shots. Off to Flickr I went where thousands of search results appeared. I’ve cherry picked 15 images which I think convey this technique beautifully. Enjoy 15 breathtaking examples of vertical panoramas!

Photograph by iamhydrogen

Two-shot vertical panorama of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago by iamhydrogen

Photograph by EricByers

“Taken overlooking shipwreck beach on Zakynthos, one of the Ionian Islands off the coast of Greece. The boat towards the bottom is actually a full size boat, just to give you an idea of the immense size this photo captures.” – Eric Byers

Photograph by hongkiat

Vertical panoramic of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by hongkiat

Photograph by Mike Madsen

Vertical panoramic of the Quicken Loans Arena aka the ‘Q’ in Cleveland Ohio. Home to Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Mike Madsen

Photograph by MikeJonesPhoto

This is Bridal Veil Falls along the Richardson Highway near Valdez, Alaska. This photo was published as a poster by Galaxy of Graphics a couple of years ago and is available in 2 different size poster prints.

Photograph by Juan Ceballo Rogue

“Created with 3 vertical panoramic photos and retouched in blue luminosity for greater contrast in the sky” – Juan Ceballo Rogue

Photograph by PABLOPER

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still used as a mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque has also become a popular tourist attraction. (Wikipedia)

Photograph by Luciano Corrêa “Tijolo”

Photograph by Hendricks NY

The Empire State Building as seen from the NW corner of 34th and 5th Ave, New York City, New York. Photo by Hendricks NY

Photograph by bolandrotor

Nine total photographs stitched together using PTGui by bolandrotor

Photograph by Phil Wels

Five photographs stitched together by Phil Wels

Photograph by slazza

The Rockefeller Center in New York City by slazza

Photograph by Marching Fishes

Photograph by sleepychinchilla

Vertical panoramic of New York City from the top of the Rockefeller Center by sleepychinchilla

Photograph by manyfires

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon. (Wikipedia)

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