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PANORAMIC PAPER

With the introduction of panoramic printing paper by Fotospeed, I get much pleasure in seeing which images suit this size of paper.  The width of 2 A4 sheets, Fotospeed has six different types of paper to choose from, gloss to platinum etching.  I rather like the Smooth Cotton, which is excellent at showing detail that is in an image.  Initially I saw this size of paper as a means of producing prints of landscapes.  These can be produced in camera using the panorama setting or by taking a series of images (preferably RAW) and then stitching in Lightroom or Photoshop.  Exporting direct to Photoshop from LR produces amazing results, even from 10 or more frames.  A reasonably powered PC is needed as the resultant file (if TIFF) is huge.  Processing is also surprisingly quick if sufficient ram is available.

Printing from LR is my preferred option using a saved print template.  My appreciation of the panoramic size was enhanced when going to print a standard size. The chosen image popped into the panoramic template still in place after the being used for a previous print.   And I saw this:- 

FESTIVAL, HANDS, INDIA, LADAKH, LAMAYURU, MONASTERY, MONKS, PANORAMA

This image is a fraction of the original frame and was not initially planned as a panoramic print.

INDIA, LADAKH, MONKS, PANORAMA, THISKE
DEVON, FLOWERS, PLANTS, ROSEMOOR GARDENS

The images above were not originally taken with a view to displaying in panoramic form.  The following were – both stitches from several successive RAW frames. 

LADAKH, LEH, PANORAMA
LADAKH, LAKE, PANORAMA, TSO KAR