Shooting Challenge: Panoramas

Everyone’s got at least one digital camera these days. But how well do you use it? Welcome to The Gizmodo Shooting Challenge, where Giz readers get to pit their photographic skills against each other for the admiration of their editors on a dedicated theme each week. This week’s challenge? Panorama.

You can interpret the theme in any way you see fit. There are only a few rules that must be adhered to: 1. The work must be your own 2. Photos must be taken after the challenge was announced (no portfolio linking or it spoils the “challenge” part) 3. Explain, briefly, the equipment, settings, technique and story behind shot. 4. Email submissions to [email protected] 5. Include 1600px wide image (300KB or less) in email. (Note - it's a bit wider this week) 6. One submission per person. 7. Use the proper SUBJECT line in your email (more info on that below)

Send your best photo by Tuesday, February 22 at 8am AEDT to [email protected] with “Panorama” in the subject line. Save your files as JPGs, and use a FirstnameLastnamePanorama.jpg naming convention. Include your shooting summary (camera, lens, ISO, etc) in the body of the email along with a story of the shot in a few sentences. And don’t skip this story part because it’s often the most enjoyable part for us all beyond the shot itself!

The pic above was taken back in 2009 with my Canon 40D at the property my Dad works on in the Upper Hunter Valley in NSW, then stitched together in Photoshop. It's amazing country up there - sandstone cliffs all around, with dirt roads and green, green grasses. I love how the road veers off in two distinct directions, when really it's just a single straight road... There's so much more you can see when you stitch together a heap of images like that. (you can click on it for a bigger version...)

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