Each quarter for the last eight years, the World Wide Panorama project has organised an event, in which photographers from all over the world co-ordinate with each other, to each shoot a panorama on a particular theme on the same weekend. Each event’s collection gives a snapshot of the world that weekend.
I described the process in a journal entry two years ago.
This time the theme was Heritage and my panorama of Croaghbeg Court Tomb has been featured as Megalithic Heritage – if you visit that page do click on through to the “Full Screen” page – link is just below the small version.
If you have a browse through you will find all sorts of marvelous panoramas in there. I usually find some to inspire me each quarter.
On this occasion, many of us have mentioned the late Pat Swovelin or dedicated panoramas to him. He was one of the people who worked behind the scenes to make the WWP events happen, and he was so much more.
A man of great talent he was very generous with his time and knowledge, helping many first-timers to get started in creating stitched panoramas. Like a lot of people who make a positive contribution in an online community he had much wisdom but communicated it with humility and a light touch.
Pat died unexpectedly on Saturday May 21st, 2012 just after having sent us all the brief for the current event. All of us in in the WWP project seem to miss him a lot. Numerous stories have emerged of the many quiet ways he helped people.