iPhone Panoramas

Big wide panoramas are among my favorite compositions, and photo editing software makes it easier then ever to stitch a series of overlapping DSLR images into a smooth, seamless panorama. But the iPhone 5 makes the whole process ridiculously simple by building the panorama for you on the fly, in the camera, as you pan slowly to your right.

iPhone 5 panorama

Bodie, California

iPhone 5 panorama

Bodie, California

iPhone 5 panorama

Bodie, California

Yes, these are JPEGs, not RAW files, so there are some tradeoffs in the quality of image data. And certain views, like empty horizons over empty water, won’t stitch together properly. But under most conditions the results are impressive—so simple, so clean, and so wide! (These images all began wider, and have been cropped to a uniform 3:1 aspect ratio.)

iPhone 5 panorama

Mono Vista RV Park, Lee Vining, California

iPhone 5 panorama

Abandoned houses, south of Lee Vining, California

iPhone 5 panorama

Saddlebag Lake, Mono County, California

iPhone 5 panorama

After the Rim Fire: Rim of the World Vista, Tuolumne County, California

The images in this blog post aren’t wide enough to do panos justice, so look at them here: you can see these and some others at a much larger size in my iPhone Panoramas Flickr set.

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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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One Response to iPhone Panoramas

  1. marting04 says:

    Great shots!
    It’s amazing how good phone images have gotten these days. Although as the say ‘It’s not the camera, it’s the cameraman’

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