A friendlier, more accommodating city may not exist. In a country of fewer than half a million people, 90 percent of them live here. Shot from the roof of Perlan (The Pearl), an ambitious museum exhibition and event space.
6 images, 9 by 27 inches
Another small panorama, this one was taken with no tripod from the outside deck of Centre Pompidou, a disappointing museum when compared to the other fare in the Paris art scene, and indeed compared to almost any other museum. But the view is amazing, and makes the trip worthwhile. The basilica Sacré-Cœur atop Montmartre demands your visual attention, just as it has since World War I, much later than one might think, given the history of Paris.
Cropped from a larger panorama of 298 images, 25 by 75 inches
White buildings glistening in the sun are so pure and uniform in color they look like models. Shot from multiple lookout points at the top of Coit Tower. The parallax difference between the views was small enough that the sections could be stitched together with no visible perspective seams, just like a regular panorama.
Prague, Czech Republic
An experiment in resolution extension, this is just one shot. St. Vitus Cathedral is the focus, also showing the twin spires flanking St. George's Basilica.
Schönbrunn Palace Rear View, Vienna
58 images, 15 by 60 inches
Taken from the hill behind the Palace, this view nestles the immense structure nicely in with the rest of the city. Originally built as a imperial summer residence, the area has spent most of the last three hundred years closed off to most. It became a major tourist attraction after World War II, and the enjoyment of meticulously cared-for grounds has been enjoyed by commoners and royalty alike ever since.
54 images, 30 by 90 inches
A few last vestiges of Winter adorn the surroundings of Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney’s Magic Castle. This castle borrows decor and structure from many other castles as well, and is the most photographed castle in the world, though rarely in black and white.
Castle Belvedere, Vienna
73 images, 48 by 144 inches
Black and White converts the traditional, opulent view of this Vienna landmark into a very different feel; one that’s more timeless and peaceful. This view is made possible by the unending patience of those standing behind a seemingly crazy person snapping image after image after image, moving his camera ever so slightly each time.
8 images, 20 by 80 inches
Unlike the vast majority of panoramas, this one was taken with no tripod. Only hand-held cameras are allowed in the train station, the hub of activity for Munich day and night.
16 images, 10 by 40 inches
This panorama demonstrates the strength of the overlapping-shot technique overall, as it was taken with a pocket camera. More correction is necessary when done this way, but the results can still be worthwhile, as long as the technical needs of the small camera, such as being taken in daylight, can be met.