Black and White Challenge 63 : Panorama

June 15th, 2021
Thanks to everyone who took part in the last challenge, both in submitting entries and taking part in the voting. Special thanks go to @30pics4jackiesdiamond for all her work in hosting the challenge .

It was great to win and I appreciate all those who took the time to vote for my entry, it does mean I don’t get to take part in the next round though.

For bw-63 I’ve chosen the theme of Panorama, it’s not already on the list and it’s something I have a go at from time to time and would like to put a bit more effort into so this might give me a bit of encouragement .

There’s no particular subject so it can be anything you want. Landscape, urban, huge vista, horizontal, vertical or whatever.

I’ve posted a few, of the many, links to guides on shooting panoramas, they’re quite detailed so here’s a wee list of things to consider when shooting panoramas.

Keep the camera level and overlap each image by about a third, give yourself a little extra at either end too. Even if you are shooting a horizontal panorama if you shoot in portrait format you’ll have a bit more leeway if shots don’t quite line up.

If you can, shoot manually, you don’t want focus to change from frame to frame and you want exposure to remain consistent across all the shots you are going to use. Even though your finished image is going to be black and white set your white balance too.

Try to do most of your post processing before creating your panorama. If you are shooting in raw and generating your panorama straight from the raw files it’s going to be a big file so if that’s going to be an issue export to jpeg first.

You can create panoramas in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements using the Photomerge command and by using Edit In -> Photomerge -> Panorama in Lightroom

Alternatively you can you can use dedicated software like Autostitch:


Image Composite Editor

Both free and there are plenty of others.

There are various online tools available too or you can shoot panoramas quite easily using a mobile phone.


The challenge will run from June 15th to July 12th

Tag your black and white panorama bw-63

Previous themes:-

bw-1 High contrast
bw-2 Architecture
bw-3 Glassware
bw-4 Body parts
bw-5 Festivities
bw-6 Faces
bw-7 Landscape
bw-8 Patterns
bw-9 Still life
bw-10 Reflections
bw-11 Movement
bw-12 Seasons
bw-13 Silhouettes
bw-14 High key
bw-15 Fashion
bw-16 Technology
bw-17 Low key
bw-18 Long Exposure
bw-19 Refraction
bw-20 Expression
bw-21 Shadows
bw-22 Edge
bw-23 Flora
bw-24 Writing
bw-25 Negative space
bw-26 Speed
bw-27 food
bw-28 light rays
bw-29 animals
bw-30 minimalism
bw-31 urban
bw-32 stairs
bw-33 curves
bw-34 cracks and crevices
bw-35 Key
bw-36 Trees
bw-37 Drops/Bubbles
bw-38 The love of my life
bw-39 Fairy Tale
bw-40 Make something new look old
bw-41 Shapes and textures in Nature
bw-42 Macro/Extreme closeup
bw-43 Two
bw-44 Footwear
bw-45 Night Time
bw-46 Music!
bw-47 Toys and Games
bw-48 Abstract
bw-49 Cars
bw-50 High key/Low key
bw-51 Handles
bw-52 Bottles
bw-53 Back lighting
bw-54 High contrast photos
bw-55 Group f/64
bw-56 Natural Frame
bw-58 Reportage
bw-59 Fresh
bw-60 Silhouette/s
bw-61 Black on black
bw-62 Intimate Landscape
bw-63 Panorama (current challenge)

Entries can be seen at , or share them on here too, I look forward to seeing your entries.
June 15th, 2021
This is something I've been meaning to try, so thanks for the push!
June 27th, 2021
Just giving this a little bump, still plenty of time to get entries in.

July 15th, 2021
@iqscotland Hello! I noticed that the challenge ended a couple of days ago and I can't find the voting thread for this challenge. in case you haven't already, would you please set it up so that the challenge goes on? In case you have any issues with that, please let me know here and we'll sort it out. Thank you so much!
PS: I wouldn't want to be in your shoes and have to select from those entries... :D They're so good!
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