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Robert D. Feinman Ph.D. (www.robertdfeinman.com) has created an elegant web site to showcase his panoramic photography, but that's not all you will find here. You'll also discover some dramatic images of the American West that the Webmaster produces with a 4x5 view camera using either sheet film or 6x7 format on a roll film adapter.
His panoramic images are created with a 35mm Noblex (www.rtsphoto.com) moving lens camera and embrace a wide range of subjects-some of them cityscapes. The images are organized into several sections, separated by formats: Some are traditional widescreen images of New York and other cities, including Manitowoc, Wisconsin. These are supplemented by 360° virtual reality panoramic imagery you can click and drag to explore.
His section of vertical panoramic irnages focuses on tall buildings and I was especially impressed with his photos of Bryant Park in The Big Apple and the Sears Tower in The Windy City. Some of his vertical panoramas are made in natural settings and that may really be Feinman's true forte. Especially noteworthy are two images made at Watkins Glen, New York.
Even on dialup connections, the site loads fast and is easy to navigate. Large thumbnails can be quickly enlarged into sizes you can appreciate. But there's more than pictures here: A photographic Tips section contains practical information about working with digital and panoramic images. All of the photographs on the site are available for purchase at modest prices and information about how the archival prints are made as well as framing tips can be found in the About the Image section. Feinman's web site is not just for lovers of panoramic imagery-although they will love it, too-but for anyone interested in creating images with a unique point of view.
If there is to be a Nobel Prize for contribution to photography, it's yours! -- Pierre
"First off, Robert, let me say you're one of my heroes - I've found your website tips quite useful. Thanks."
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