Quote Originally Posted by panoramic View Post
Let's just welcome the words "panorama" and "panoramic" and go about the business of making "long skinny pictures".
I think that's as much definition as is needed. Here are some of my favorite long skinny pictures--

http://www.indiana.edu/~iuam/online_...h/p_cl1-7.html

They were all taken with a 12x20" camera and cropped to suit the composition. It seems more sensible to approach the subject and consider what aspect ratio is needed than to start with a definition of "panorama" and squeeze or stretch subjects into an arbitrary box.