I started producing panoramas in the year 2000 because I was never satisfied with the way a standard photo crops a wide world. Joseph, Oregon lays in an area mostly surrounded by mountains- I wanted to capture the moment, all of it.
In the beginning the process began with film and arduous layer work in Photoshop- today just about anyone with a smartphone can capture a panorama. While the novelty of a printed panorama has diminished, the value of these 'wide views' in online venues has remained strong: people really do appreciate getting an eye full when it comes to seeing a subject in context to its surroundings. In 2001, I started a panorama page on josephoregon.com that to this day remains the #2 page on the site.
I produce partial and full 360 x 180 degree 'VR' spherical panoramas mostly for online use. I've incorporated a HDR workflow into these images as the extremes of lighting in these scenes ranges beyond what any camera (or eye) can see. The end result is an 12K high-definition image that brings a user just about as close to 'being there' as today's technology will allow. See example here.
Below you'll find some of the panoramas that i still produce. They're sold at Missy's Uptown Art and over at Aspen Grove Gallery.