We’ve all failed at taking a panoramic shot a time or two, but have you ever failed so bad that the end result was better than anything you could have captured on purpose? The photos in this series are exactly that!
Panoramic photo technology, easily available on your smartphone, allows you to capture beautiful sunsets, flowing meadows, and ocean waves with the touch of a button and the slight wave of your hand.
The results can be magnificent… or, they can be quite alarming. Say for instance, you try to photograph your pets and end up looking at a photo that depicts an eight-legged creature with two heads and six tails.
Little did we know, there are mystical animals popping up all over the web thanks to panoramic photos. There are horses the length of limos and cats with too many legs to count.
It seems this technology has no qualms about turning our pets into mythical monsters. See for yourself!
1. When your picture results in a split kitty
Technically, a panoramic photo is a photography technique that entails the use of specialized equipment or software to capture images with horizontally elongated fields of view.
2. Serious doggo fail
Long before we had the technology to produce panoramic photos, the idea was born through paintings. Painted panoramic murals have been found in Pompeii that date back to 20 A.D.
3. One loooong dog
Panoramic photography dates back to 1839 when photographers wanted a way to show off city landscapes.
They accomplished this by placing several daguerreotype plates (the earliest photos set on copper plates) in a row to create the illusion that the photo captured a larger swath of scenery. The very first panoramas were made up of eleven plates!
4. “Pano of my new backyard when my dog decided to run through it”
During the Civil War, George Barnard captured some of the earliest pano photos. He would print two or more wet-plate negatives that were previously exposed in a conventional camera.
He coated the wet-plates with an emulsion before they were sensitized and exposed. Next, the camera was rotated to the next section of the panorama following every exposure in order to create a new negative.
Upon bringing the negatives to the studio, they were placed on sensitized sheets of photographic paper before being placed in the sun.
Finally, they were fixed, washed, trimmed, and put into place for the finished panoramic photo.
5. Loch Ness Dog Monster
By the late 19th century, manufactures began producing cameras designed specifically to produce panoramas. The first mass-produced model was the Al-Vista, which came out in 1898.
Most of these original panoramic cameras relied on a swing lens.
6. Some fine desert felines!
7. Forget duck boats, this is the world’s first duck limo service
8. Kangaroo or dog?
9. Pinocchio, that you?!
10. Cute dog becomes something else entirely
In the past, people manually stitched together photos to create a panorama. Now, your phone does the work for you by seeking out common features along the edge of each image transparency.
From there, it lines them up by sliding and rotating the image into what it thinks is the right positioning. As a result, it often makes stitching errors, misaligns images, or cuts things in half.
The technology is neat, but it clearly still needs some improvements.
11. I’m bananas over this one
12. “My buddy tried to photograph his dog in panoramic mode” #fail
13. Three tails, three wags, three times the happy
14. “Giraffe walking while I was taking a panoramic photo”
15. That’s some psychedelic BBQ
16. If only they were pink elephants!
17. The headless dog
18. What happens when you breed a cat with an octopus
19. Introducing the limo horse!
20. One head short of Cerberus
22. “When the panorama option makes your dogs look like Sonic the Hedgehog”
23. Tail power!
24. No other sheep in the land like these sheep
25. Clearly, this kitty needed some extra support to carry that tummy around!
Source: Bored Panda