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The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography by Glenn Randall

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FIGURE 8-1 Misty sunrise from the summit of Snowmass Mountain, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado

8 Take a Walk on the Wide Side

It’s a wide, wide world out there. Certain subjects just cry out to be photographed in a panoramic format. Many of my favorite images from my “Sunrise from the Summit” project, in which I photographed sunrise (or sunset) from the summit of all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, are panoramas. Something about that ultra-wide angle of view, sometimes as much as a full 360 degrees, captured the exhilarating, humbling, and awe-inspiring experience of being a tiny speck on top of the world.

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