With the release of Android 4.1 Jellybean, Google introduced new camera software that enabled people to take 360×180° spherical images using their mobiles. Early results were good – but highly prone to stitching errors as a result of camera movement. Nonetheless, I was hooked by the process of capturing spherical images of places I was visiting. When the image takes in everything around you, the rules of composition change, and capturing interesting images becomes a different challenge.

In the intervening time and versions of the software since Jellybean, I’ve continued to capture photospheres – and the software has come on leaps and bounds. Nonetheless, the fun and challenge of capturing compelling spherical images remains.

Below is a small selection of the photospheres that I’ve taken (all using a mobile device) and published onto Google Maps. For more, see my Google Views profile.

(Cover image: Great Mattiscombe Beach, Devon – View it as a spherical image)
Chelmer Valley Local Nature Reserve - Chelmsford, Essex | View as a spherical image

Chelmer Valley Local Nature Reserve – Chelmsford, Essex | View as a spherical image

Leadenhall Market, London | View as a spherical image

Leadenhall Market, London | View as a spherical image

Stowe Gardens, Buckinghamshire| View as a spherical image

Stowe Gardens, Buckinghamshire | View as a spherical image

To see more photospheres from Stowe Gardens, please see this post.

The Vyne, Hampshire | View as a spherical image

The Vyne, Hampshire | View as a spherical image