(September 16-25, 2011)

The World Wide Panorama

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Theme Essay: History

The essay conveys the team’s idea of the event. It is usually published together with the Theme announcement and offers a starting point for the contributing photographers.

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by Boštjan Burger

History? Well, that question is already history. Everything that is past is history. How can we visualize history? Actually, that is really simple. As soon as you shoot photos for your panorama, even before you stitch them, the documented location is history already, looking from the time perspective. But seriously…let’s be creative. Have you ever shot a panorama and had a feeling that you already shot it before? It might happen that you visit your old family home where you spent your childhood and old memories come to mind. Yes, memories are strongly correlated with history. Do you remember panorama events from 2004 (The War to end All Wars) or from 2005 (Panoramas of World War II Landmarks, http://ww2panorama.org/ )? The idea for both events came from legendary panographer Mickael Therer. You can get some ideas from both events. I remember my presentation when I found photos of World War II with soldiers; I located them, shot the panorama from the exact location, and then merged the old photos into the modern panorama. You can find ideas in old town centers, old castles, historical places, abandoned factories, abandoned houses, cars, roads… what about the rubbish dump? Future archeologists will find incredibly interesting artifacts in rubbish dumps. If you give it a little creative thought you shouldn't have any trouble with ideas for the History event. Be creative and join in the WWP September 2011 challenge.

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