Travel enables us to experience our world, its beautiful people and its amazing places. As I write this on a freezing colourless day in January 2021, observing the “stay at home” edict, travel has been dealt a severe and savage blow. As a traveller I follow the adage “leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photographs” and always try to carry a camera. Some travellers take no photographs whilst others take a vast number, but photographs enable us to revisit places we have been before. Conventional photographs are subjective as we focus on specific subjects, but 360° Panoramas enable us to record everything around us.
Most of the 360° Panoramas on this website were captured with a DSLR and Fisheye lens using a Panoramic Head on a Tripod and ‘stitched’ with PTGui, which could prove very challenging with people moving around such as for the Corporate Hospitality Tours and The Great Dorset Steam Fair. Today, small and light 360° cameras are affordable, readily available and easy to use. In October 2019 I took an Insta360 ONE X with me to India and was able to capture 360° Panoramas in locations where it not have been possible to use a tripod mounted camera. The results may not be as ‘good’ as with the camera on a tripod, but this technology continues to evolve.
Hopefully these examples will encourage you to take 360° Panoramas when we can once again travel and enjoy our wonderful world.
Please click the images below to view the interactive 360° panoramas…