Photographs rarely live up to the fullness of actually being there. But more and more digital technology provides new ways to counteract the flatness of photos, elevating panoramic and high-resolution photography to new realms both in terms of technique and in the way images are presented. 360-degree rotation, massive composites, and interactive controls allow us to explore photography in some very enticing ways. For the voyeuristically inclined, the advent of huge multi-giga-pixel images means zooming and panning indefinitely across an endless sea of visual detail. We’ve gathered ten such breathtaking panoramas for you to feast your eyes upon. Click through the links and take your time exploring some truly spacious visual masterpieces.
Cour de Marbre by Jean-François Rauzier
Slate recently posted a series of Hyperphotos by Jean-François Rauzier, surreal panoramas of infinite regress, including this visually disorienting composition of La Cour de Marbre at the Palace of Versailles.