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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Dean Tatooles The ancient Khmer Kingdom dominated most of Southeast Asia from 802 A.D to 1432 A.D. The Angkor complex consists of 200 monuments, which are spread over 400 square kilometers. Angkor Wat, the largest temple of the complex and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is the subject of this panoramic image. This panoramic photograph was captured with a Linhof 617 S III Technorama Medium Format Panoramic Camera using Fuji Velvia 100F Professional Slide Film. The whole of the Angkor complex is hallowed ground for Buddhists. Without a doubt, Angkor Wat and its adjacent temples are a mystical and magical place.

I would be remiss if I didn't thank my sister Jennie, who accompanied me on my November 2008 Indochina photo shoot. Once again, Jennie proved to be a great travel companion and an indispensable assistant in the field. Thanks Jenz!

Antarctica

Dean Tatooles This panoramic photograph of a nesting Gentoo Penguin colony was taken in Antarctica with a Linhof 617 S III Technorama Medium Format Panoramic Camera using Fuji 160 S Professional Negative Film. My long-time friend, Jim Dobeus, traveled with me over three continents and across the most dangerous seas in the World to capture this remarkable image. From the texture of the penguin's coats to the eggs beneath each mother's belly, every minute detail is captured so vividly in large print format. When viewing this print for the first time, Jim put it perfectly by simply saying, "This is Antarctica". Jim was right, when viewing this Antarctic panorama, one can feel the coldness of the air on their face, hear the calls of the penguins and visualize the gentle movement of the icebergs.

Venice, Italy

This panoramic photograph was taken in Venice, Italy with a Linhof 617 S III Technorama Medium Format Panoramic Camera using Fuji 160 S Professional Negative Film. My trusty assistants Ashley and sister Jennie accompanied me on this photo shoot. Jennie and Ashley were helpful in many ways, including navigating our way through and managing the crowds in the narrow Venice streets. In my opinion, this image captures Venice in its essence. Note the gondolas in the foreground; the bright blue reflection of the sky on the emerald green canal; and pastels of the architecture. This shot could not have been staged better. It was as if we were on a Hollywood set. Dean Tatooles

Giza, Egypt

Dean Tatooles This panoramic photograph was taken on the Giza plateau in Egypt with a Linhof 617 S III Technorama Medium Format Panoramic Camera and   a   Schneider  Super-Angulon XL 5.6 / 90 mm Lens using Fuji Astia Professional Transparency Film. Afifi El Shimy accompanied me on this photo shoot, which carried us up the River Nile from Cairo to Luxor. Afifi is an Egyptologist and good friend. He is full of incredible knowledge and humor. We had many laughs as we traversed the sands of the Sahara by camel to get this amazing shot. Note my trusted camel in the right side of this image and the large alabaster stones, making for a nice foreground.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Dean Tatooles This aerial panorama was taken by helicopter over Bora Bora, French Polynesia, with a Linhof 617 S III Technorama Medium Format Panoramic Camera at f16 using Fuji Velvia 100 Professional Transparency Film. To get this wonderful shot, I was suspended from a helicopter, supported by only a meager harness. It was quite exhilarating to say the least.

Santorini, Greece

This panoramic photograph was taken in Santorini, Greece with a Linhof 617 S III Technorama Medium Format Panoramic Camera using Fuji Velvia 100F Professional Transparency Film. My brother Peter accompanied me on this photo shoot and he proved to be indispensable. I could not have gotten many of my amazing images without him. If you have been to Santorini, you know that there are hundreds of domed churches. This image is of the most famous and it only took us two days to find it. (For those of you who have limited time, it is in Firostefani). In any event, even though this Church has been photographed on many occasions, I believe I have a unique image in the vertical panoramic format. I hope you agree. Dean Tatooles

Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada

This panoramic photograph was taken in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada with a Linhof 617 S III Technorama Medium Format Panoramic Camera using Fuji Velvia 100F Professional Transparency Film. With me was Taylor Gemmel, my Director of Canadian Sales. We happened to fall upon this amazing site by chance after a short rest stop. Legend has it that native Indians, endemic to the area, used this very spot as a source of paint to decorate their pottery and bodies in preparation for rituals or for battle.