Panoramic Phocus on Phoneography | ©Tom Palladio ImagesThis being the fourth Phoneography Monday of the month, digital ring tone shooters can choose a topic off the à la carte menu for this week’s challenge.

Because I’ve been sorta-kinda on vacation for the past two weeks, I compiled quite a few TRAVEL shots, so that’ll be the category of this phoneographic photo shoot around the Province of Trento in the Trentino Alto Adige region in northern Italy.

Armed with my iPhone 5, with its nifty panorama camera function, here are a handful of frames with some very elongated fields of view.

Lago di Molveno
Lago di Molveno
Canale di Tenno
Canale di Tenno
Ponte Arche
Ponte Arche

To view more great photos captured with a handheld device by my fellow digital ringtone shooters, just click HERE.

If you occasionally shoot with an iThingie, why not join in the fun and hone your craft. There’s a rotating Phoneography Challenge each and every Monday. For details, visit Sally’s Lens and Pens by Sally.

Until next Monday, let your phone be your lens.

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images




Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along cobblestone streets that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches along the cobblestone via


  1. These are cool shots. I wonder which would be cheaper – an i-thingie or a panoramic lens. I don’t carry a mobile (as they say in the UK) so I would buy the i-thingie just for taking pictures. What a crazy world of technology we live in. 😀 What crazy people we are (I am) – I would prefer to carry a heavy camera over a little phone because I travel light around my dot on the map.

    1. Pat — I don’t believe there is a panoramic lens camera add-on, but there are cameras that do only panoramas. Rather than run out a buy a new camera — save the $s for an iPhone 5 or 5S — check your current DSLR and read up on “sticking,” where you shoot several shots along the same plane then stitch them together, via a software program like PhotoShop, for the panoramic effect. That said, it’s a snap with the iPhone 5 panorama lens setting. Just start from left or right and then pan slowly, keeping the arrow on a level plane. It takes practice, but the results are pretty cool.

    1. Sally — Still waiting for the “results to come in” on the H2O therapy. Not to worry, I’ll go back for another session in six months. I’ve seen some improvement and hope that it’ll continue to sway on the good side of the ledger. Glad you liked this set of very wide views.

  2. Your photographs are stunning! Loving the panoramas. There seems to be a knack of getting those right. Ive only had the new phone a couple of weeks and not been happy with any yet, you manage it brilliantly! Great post! 🙂

    1. Amanda — It took a while for me to get the hang of it. Keep practicing and you’ll start seeing good results. Keep a steady hand and pan slowly. Thanks for stopping by and vieiwing these phoneographic panoramas.

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