London Panoramic Photographs
London Panoramic Photographs
Wide sweeping high resolution panoramic views of London
My London panoramic photographs have been extensively exhibited in art galleries and art fairs throughout London and are in countless private, corporate and local government collections all over the world.
They are all of extremely high resolution and with an immense amount of detail, as they have been created by stitching together many separate shots to make a resulting wide sweeping panoramaThis panoramic format allows to depict in great detail a huge span of the London skyline, and leads a very pleasing descriptions of this amazing city, be they of London’s tall skyscrapers in The City, views across the River Thames, a bird’s eye view across the rooftops of the city from a high vantage point, or an more intimate street, architecture or river scene.
I began making these multi-shot London panoramic photographs in 2003 long before there was any useable software to help stitch them together. In a quest to create an image of immense resolution, I painstakingly stitched together in Photoshop dozens of individual images for each panorama manually, thereby creating as a final image an apparent wide angle view of London, but captured with dozens of overlapping individual telephoto lens images. The resulting level of detail and richness of tone was something that was impossible to achieve with any sort of film or digital camera. Since the advent of panoramic stitching software (such as Photoshop or PT Gui) this has simplified the process enormously, and I can now finally concentrate more on the composition and viewpoints, seeking out the most evocative views of London at the most poetic times of day to capture them.
For many of these panoramic photographs of London I used a medium format Hasselblad. However since 2015 for practical reasons I’ve used exclusively Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras, because of their practical size, vast range of lenses, and supelative image quality. These I use in combination with the sharpest and Zeiss and Nikon prime lenses available, from 50mm to 500mm focal length, including various tilt shift lenses. I very rarely use zoom lenses as until recently they were just not sharp enough, had visible vingetting, and they also distort too much, which is critically important in making ultra high resolution digitally blended panoramic photographs. However the latest Nikon S lenses for their mirroless cameras are exceptionally good, and I have begun using one of their zoom lenses (the optically excellent 70-200 f2.8) with great success.
See my London Panoramas shop to browse and to order a print. There you will see a growing collection of my London panoramic photographs. Each is available to purchase as a limited edition fine art print, printed on archival fine art paper, either framed or unframed. Each panorama of London is available in various sizes, bespoke or custom sizes are available too, please enquire.
If there is any particular view that you are looking for, get in touch as I might have it already, or would be happy to do it as a special commission.
All of these panoramic images are also available to license as digital images to use on your websites, brochures or any publication.
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