This image shows a corner store in the old city of Cartagena, Columbia. It’s been given a slight watercolor treatment which also enhances the colors. Is it still a photograph? A watercolor? Does it matter?
If I could be allowed an opinion, I have a pretty strong one on this topic… WHO CARES?
Panoramas are one of those wonderful things that we can do in digital that were previously just not possible without expensive and specialized equipment. It opens up tremendous possibilities.
Every good photograph, whether the photographer admits it or not, has an element of luck. Being there at the right time, clouds in the right formations, etc. Even the controlled environment of a studio portrait involves luck in the relationship with the subject and bringing out the right responses for a truly great portrait. We like to think of ourselves as the sole creator of a great image but the fact is that luck is everywhere.