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Photographs in Motion: Spectacular Sweep Panoramic Photographs

Updated on June 24, 2014

Fabulous Panoramic Photographs and How to Take One Using a Sony Cybershot with Sweep Panorama

I have always loved panoramic photographs but never knew how to take one. I knew that you had to move the camera and then stitch them together somehow.

The photos actually aren't in motion but you need to move the camera to take them. When checking on different cameras and prices, it always seemed so complicated and expensive.

I looked at different types of cameras and most do not have any panoramic features. You needed to buy a regular camera, tripod and "fancy-schmancy" software to staple the photos together.

With the advent of the Sony Shot with Sweep Panorama, I am now able to take panoramic photos rather easily and I love it!

Some of the photos in this site are mine and some are from other artists on locations that I would like to visit.

I think these photos are rather scenic and beautiful and I encourage you to spend your time browsing.

Thanks for the visit!

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Old Camera
Old Camera

Panoramic Photos

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Grandpa didn't teach me about photography, he was asleep.

I love taking photos of just about everything and have since I was a kid. I have boxes of old photos in storage but I was happy that they invented the digital camera.

While I love flipping through old photo books and looking at old images, photo taking and developing "in the old days" was a hassle. I have most of my Father's old cameras and they are pretty worthless today in these days of digitalization and technology.

I have had a few digital cameras but recently purchased a Sony Cybershot. I was amazed at the ease of use of this camera and all of the different kinds of photos you could take.

Although you can still set it manually, it does a lot automatically. Recently, I took pictures of fireworks on the 4th of July and was amazed it even had a setting for them.

I mainly bought this picture for my online sales business as I could take sharp, crisp photos without having to do a lot of Photoshop work.

Another reason I bought it was that it has a panoramic capability and "stitches" the photos together automatically using this technology. I was particularly interested in getting some shots of Arizona sunsets in the Autumn. I can't wait for this!

I highly recommend that you try one and you will be hooked like I am.

Although I didn't take some of the photos on this site using my camera, it would've taken spectacular shots like the ones seen. These shots are the ones I would take if I were at those locations.

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Panorama by the Cars - Music to browse by

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Panorama
Panorama

"Panorama," one of my favorite albums and songs by the Cars!

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"I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever... and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded. "

Frederic Remington

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V

Sony Cybershot
Sony Cybershot

A Sony Cybershot is the type of camera that I own. is a dial on the top that I will show below. All you need to do is move the dial to the panoramic feature, click the photo button and then move the camera either right or left (in the direction of the arrow) and then stop it when you are done.

You don't need to move it as fast as the illustration appears above, just a slow moving sweep across the horizon and voila, you have a professional landscape panoramic photograph.

I have provided a link below from Amazon below where you can buy this amazing camera.

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Sony Cybershot Sweep Panorama - Simple as the turn of a button!

Sony Cybershot Sweep Panorama
Sony Cybershot Sweep Panorama

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V - The Camera I use!

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Still Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 30x Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080 Video
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX100V 16.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Still Camera with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 30x Optical Zoom Lens and Full HD 1080 Video

This is the camera I own and it is the best camera I have ever owned.

I challenge you to try it, then buy it if you can afford it. If you are looking for a camera, please start here. This takes many different types of photos and has many automatic settings, but you can also use it manually.

Any photo that you see on any of my Squidoo pages that I have taken, were taken by this camera. Check it out for yourself. It is an investment in your family and those cherished memories that you want to keep.

 

How to take a Panoramic Photo using the Sony Cybershot Sweep Feature

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My First Attempt at a Panoramic Photo - My housing area in Phoenix, Arizona - No, I don't live in the Cacti

adobe sweep panorama
adobe sweep panorama

My Most Recent Panoramic Photo at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Panorama
Grand Canyon Panorama

Homes of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Homes of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Homes of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Julian Alps Mountain Range of Slovenia - Part of the Limestone Alps

Julian Alps Mountain Range of Slovenia - Part of the Limestone Alps
Julian Alps Mountain Range of Slovenia - Part of the Limestone Alps

Dolomite Mountain Range in Northeastern Italy - Part of the Limestone Alps

Dolomite Mountain Range in Northeastern Italy - Part of the Limestone Alps
Dolomite Mountain Range in Northeastern Italy - Part of the Limestone Alps

Municipality of Wolkenstein in Gröden, Italy

Municipality of Wolkenstein in Gröden, Italy
Municipality of Wolkenstein in Gröden, Italy

Zermatt, Switzerland - Photo of the Matterhorn

Zermatt, Switzerland - Very Popular Hiking and Skiing
Zermatt, Switzerland - Very Popular Hiking and Skiing

Lucerne, Switzerland - The Most Populated City in Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland - The Most Populated City in Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland - The Most Populated City in Switzerland

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Westminster Palace, England - Where the Houses of Parliament Reside

Westminster Palace, England - Where the Houses of Parliament Reside
Westminster Palace, England - Where the Houses of Parliament Reside

The Long, Long Trailer (1953) with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz - A funny movie with lots of panorama scenes

The Long, Long Trailer
The Long, Long Trailer

I decided to highlight this movie because it is one of my favorites.

Although this movie is from the early 1950's, it is filled with panoramic scenes and if you get the letterbox version, you will be amazed at some of the shots of the landscape and steep grades of the Sierra Nevada.

You will definitely get a laugh and although this movie is almost 60 years old, it will keep you on the edge of your seat, or maybe better said, on the edge of the cliff.

 

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - The Deepest Lake in Central America

Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - The Deepest Lake in Central America
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala - The Deepest Lake in Central America

Quetzaltenango Farming Highlands in Guatemala

Quetzaltenango Farming Highlands in Guatemala
Quetzaltenango Farming Highlands in Guatemala

Quebec City, Canada - View from the Observatory

Quebec City, Canada - View from the Observatory
Quebec City, Canada - View from the Observatory

A Rice Terrace in Bali, Indonesia

A Rice Terrace in ndonesia
A Rice Terrace in ndonesia

The Entire Las Vegas Downtown Strip

The Entire Las Vegas Downtown Strip
The Entire Las Vegas Downtown Strip

Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hong Kong at Dusk from Victoria Peak

Hong Kong at Dusk
Hong Kong at Dusk

Stargazing in Vermont

Stargazing in Vermont
Stargazing in Vermont

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    • bwet profile image

      bwet 5 years ago

      excellent lens!

    • MayaIxchel profile image

      MayaIxchel 5 years ago

      Great lens and photos! I've been to Dubrovnik and am quite often at Lake Atitlan and love the pans! Greetings from 'the land of eternal spring'!

    • manutara69 profile image

      manutara69 5 years ago

      Great lens. Wonderful photos.

    • Mandy Stradley profile image

      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens!

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      santadelcobre 5 years ago

      Amazing panoramic images. Loved the lens

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      MarcellaCarlton 5 years ago

      Great Photos and a really Great lens!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      How fun is this! Quetzaltenango is the sister city of my home town of Livermore, California. We had to learn to spell it when I was a kid. I also love The Long, Long Trailer, which got me started on collecting rocks wherever I go. Lovely photos!

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      I think sweep panorama is one of the greatest features in new cameras. It makes it so easy to capture an entire landscape.

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      Monica Ranstrom 5 years ago

      Gorgeous collection of pictures!

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      chas65 5 years ago

      There are some beautiful photos in your lens. I have never been able to get those wonderful shots of scenery, especially mountains. I just can't get the camera to catch what the eye sees. But that is the art of photography.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There's just something special about panoramic images that seem to take us there with the photographer and give a special experience. A creative way to do in motion a display an art form you are developing yourself....yup, did that pun on purpose. Congratulations on home page honors!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I do quite love panoramic images - thanks for sharing this lens!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Love the photos taken with your new camera. I am just getting into taking pictues and I do admit it is addictive. My husband is getting used to my: " Stop, Wait, I'll just be a moment!" I'll be watching to see other lenses with your photos in them.

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great pictures. I don't think my little camera is up to it though.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Creatively done. Enjoyed your pictures.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Beautiful panorama pictures. Blessings!

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      Corey 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Beautiful lens, the pictures are fantastic. I am going to share this with my sister who is a professional photographer. Thanks!