Tuesday, April 10, 2012


A general definition of a panoramic image is that it be at least twice as wide as it is high. There are a few ways to make this type of photograph. These include panoramic cameras, "stitching" images together in the computer or even special "apps" for your mobile phone.

These are all great ways to create a "pano" and for the purist, the only way. My problem is I don't usually know that's what I want until later.  My method of creating these wide images is to simply crop them. Cropping is frowned upon by many and I have discussed this before. This is also not the first time I have shared images that were transformed with the cropping tool, but this latest incident fueled a "panoramic frenzy".

The other day I was working on some images to include in a possible presentation for a health care facility and there was one that I liked, but the bare trees of winter made it look a little spookier than I thought appropriate for that setting.

©2012 Dianne Poinski

So I decided to see what it would like cropped a bit.

©2012 Dianne Poinski - Parkway 1

It may still look a little ominous, but I liked it so much that I started opening up other images to see what they would look like with similar proportions. I may have even gotten carried away a bit, but I thought I would share a few with you today.

©2012 Dianne Poinski  - Clarksburg

©2012 Dianne Poinski - Jenner

©2012 Dianne Poinski - Yolo

©2012 Dianne Poinski - Beach

©2012 Dianne Poinski - Spring

©2012 Dianne Poinski - Parkway2

Posting these has made me want to go play with other images, but I won't bore you with anymore.

Happy Tuesday!


  1. the Clarksburg, Jenner, Yolo, and Beach shots are fabu
    lous Dianne! I love the panoramic feel!

  2. Dianne,

    Why do you think that the notion of cropping causes such an uproar? I think that in other genres, ingenuity of that sort is more accepted. At any rate, I think yours are quite evocative. And kudos on the healthcare facility presentation!

  3. Dianne,
    I wouldn't be concerned that some frown on cropping. It is really cool how different your photos look now.


  4. These are beautiful. I love the panoramic feel - perfect for these landscapes.

  5. Thanks everyone! The whole "cropping issue" is something I think about but don't really pay attention to.....as you can see.