Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Vertical Panos
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Mon Dec 29 14:01:57 2008
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great fun
within the subject header

Fond regards,

On Dec 29, 2008, at 2:41 PM, Scribe wrote:

> Backyard vertical pano, Canon 20D + Leica Telyt 280/4.8, my model  
> worked for peanuts.
> < >
> Don
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Socolow"  
> <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 12:07 PM
> Subject: [Leica] Re: Vertical Panos
>> Richard wrote:
>> A few people commented on my last blog post, especially on the  
>> vertical pano photo and the challenges it presents. It is true,  
>> most panoramic photos are horizontal. The human vision sees thing  
>> that way - a wide panoramic view. Vertical panoramic, on the other  
>> hands, just looks like someone did the cropping a little too  
>> tight. However, perhaps because I subconsciously look for the  
>> vertical aspect similar to a Chinese calligraphy, I do try that  
>> once in a while. So I looked through my photos and found a few  
>> that look pretty decent to me. They all share the characteristic  
>> that either a line draws you in from near to far, or that at least  
>> it has front and far elements. Photos and more here: <http:// 
>> -- // richard m: richard // b: http:// 
>> Richard,
>> You're discovering what an amazing image capture device the  
>> Hasselblad Xpan can be. For me it's refreshing to see pictures  
>> made with it in color. I use mine pretty much exclusively for  
>> black & white. I had read somewhere that William Eggleston has  
>> taken a shine to using the Xpan; particularly for verticals. I'm  
>> hoping to see the retrospective show in  NYC at the Whitney before  
>> it closes at the end of January. If anyone has seen it do you know  
>> if there is any of his Xpan work?
>> Pano seeing has also been explained to me as a continuous  
>> triptych; in that each is essentially three separate frames joined  
>> together in a continuum. It adds to a new way of seeing, composing  
>> and defining the frame.
>> Meanwhile, here's a link to a vertical pano and a horizontal:
>> med/MO20061223_3a_11Print13x19.jpg
>> and:
>> full/MataOrtizXmasTree.jpg
>> Enjoy. Best wishes to all for a Happy New Year.
>> -- 
>> Carl Sander Socolow
>> Socolow Photography
>> Inventing the unknown calls for new forms.
>>   A. Rimbaud
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