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I live in the north Oxfordshire village of Hook Norton and have done so since 2000.

If you are looking for my photography website it can now be found at www.hooknortonimages.co.uk

In 2022 HM The Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, that is 70 years, making her the longest monarch in the history of the UK. This feat is unlikely to be repeated. All over the country local celebrations were held and here in Hook Norton several events took place. One of the listing memories of this event is the Jubilee wall at the village primary school.

I was asked to photograph it for the school and it was subsequently published in the June 2022 village newsletter. In order to get the whole image I photographed as a series of images and combined them to produce a panoramic photograph.

A colourful mural was painted on a wall at Hook Norton Primary School over the Easter holidays by a team of volunteers led by Fay Jephcott. The work took over 100 hours to complete and captures the lovely north Oxfordshire village of Hook Norton in all its glory
A view of what remains of one of the viaducts which carried the railway to Hook Norton station.

Panoramic images are one way of enhancing a landscape photograph. If you have Adobe Photoshop – other software is available – it is fairly straightforward to create one from a series of images. Logic dictates that horizontal images are used, however, it is better to work with vertical images.

Panoramic view looking north from a bridleway
which runs from Hook Norton towards Great Rollright.

The panorama was created from seven images. A trick is to overlap each one slightly to help with the join when they are combined. Shot on a Nikon Z6 with 24-200mm lens. Note my shadow which has crept into the image!