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As the team moved into the second big space in Falmouth, slowly slowly my mind sought a new solution in my pictures.  There was much repetition, what was new ??  Of course the actions do repeat; the cycle of the cranberries and the recycle is the story and is the scene.  The places repeat....same bogs as last year, usually.

But to stay engaged I must improve my approach, maybe change my perspective a little, and, as I contemplated the bogs in East Falmouth, slowly I saw that here was a place to try panoramas, especially vertical panoramas.

A friend taught me how to do this.  I had never given much thought to panoramas before, and I had always thought of them as an easy way to make a very very stretched out thin picture......not so appealing.  But, when I was shown that the key is to turn the axis of the camera to right angles with the axis of the camera's sweep....... this was a revelation.  I saw some stunning panoramas from my friend and I was intrigued; I tried a few, and was tempted, but never did it quite seem worth the effort.

That changed in East Falmouth.

Here it was truly worthwhile to include in one picture the sweep from the berries at one's feet, through the depth of the bogs, to the tips of the clouds billowing overhead.  Here the distortions of perspective lent an air of mystery and grandeur to the scene, and put an emphasis on those rich red berry pools that they truly deserved.

I started doing the panoramas here, and I have not stopped....maybe when the harvest stops.

At work in the Sun

Berry Pool and Sky

Berry Pool Panorama