I've had a life-long interest in photography that started back in the film days. I even had a darkroom at one point. Then came digital and things really got fun.
I've always viewed photography as a way to show others as realistically as possible the beautiful places on earth. For years I felt like standard single-frame photography was like looking through a key-hole.
Then came single-row panoramas and the key-hole opened up. I could photograph to some degree what I was seeing.
Finally, I found spherical panoramas and the key-hole is gone - one more dimensional limitation removed. Now I feel like I can show the viewer what I saw.