This category is dedicated to the truly unique format of panoramic photography. We seek grand views that mimic such wide visions as the natural line of sight, either captured by seamlessly stitching multiple images together, or using a specialist panoramic camera – cropped photographs are not encouraged.
Panoramic photographs engage and immerse a viewer through depth and visual interest, in a way simply not possible in other formats. Shots that maintain traditional composition guidelines and draw the viewer in with depth are characteristics this category champions. Share your best panoramas in the Proify International Photography Competition.
Jack Lefor is a 63-year-old photographer from North Dakota, USA. In the 1990’s. He started with 35mm, then moved up to medium format and eventually to 4×5 large format. He started marketing with some success. Then life intervened and after a 15-year absence and he restarted photography in 2015. He’s now at a point where he would like to share and showcase some of my photographs.
In 2016, Lefor started to enter international photography competitions to get a feel for how his photographs measured up at this level. So far, he’s received 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and several honorable mentions.
‘Badlands NP Sunset 9’
“This photograph was taken on June 26, 2016 in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. I had taken sunset photos at a different location within the park and was on my way to my motel room when I saw this view. It was at least 20 to 30 minutes after sunset and the blue hour lighting on this scene with the strong sidelight caught my attention. I processed first in color, then in black and white with the black and white version clearly the better version”
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