What is a View Panorama?
A view panorama is a very wide photograph of a big view.
You have seen pictures of views before, I'm sure; mountain
ranges, fields, but most of them are only of a few degrees
of the full 360 degree view (if you were to turn around in
a complete circle).
My view panoramas are not 360 degrees around (those are
immersive panoramas), but range from a
few degrees to under 180 degrees. The View Panorama is
not something I invented, as you can read on my
Panorama FAQ page, "Since the middle of
the 1800's photographers have been taking panoramic
photographs." You can go to the Library of Congress and find many
I have many View Panoramas and am working to get them
online. They range from a 2 feet wide to over 6 feet wide
and can be printed at nearly any size. However, on this web
page I will only include them as greatly reduced size
thumbnails. Any of them can be licensed or purchased as a
Here are a few...
Sangre de Christo Mountain Range
This is cropped from the whole panorama which is about 6
feet wide. The whole pano can be cropped in a number of
ways depending on what you want to be the focus. Yes this
is a real photograph, yes the sun was very red on the
mountain. In case you don't know, the Spaniards named it
because of the red sunsets. English translation: blood of
The Sangres (as locals abbreviate the name) is a favorite
subject of many, including me, so expect more View Panos.
Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu
Many people are in love with the views in Abiquiu. They are
spectacular and there is much to see and lots of variety. I
hope you enjoy this. This panoramas is about 5 feet wide as
well. A smaller version was submitted as a piece of art to
the Pushpin Show. Maybe you saw it as a
24 inch by 4 inch print, on display between April 28th
to May 12th at the Stewart L. Udall Center for Museum
Resources on Museum Hill, 725 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe,
Cerrillos Hills Framed Against the Ortiz
I shot this while looking for some fall colors. This prints
very well at 23.5 inches by 8 inches.