It always surprises me how much detail the human eye can capture. I look at a scene, seeing an object in the distance with something in the foreground and pull out my camera. Looking through the viewfinder, I play between the various zoom settings only to find that I cannot replicate what I see.
Typically the frame is too tight, or I cannot seem to get just the right perspective. Fortunately, a couple of years back I discovered a handy program called AutoStich. I take a series of burst shots of a location and have AutoStich make it into a whole image. It can take a while, especially when you are dealing with hundreds of shots but it can really generate beautiful images.
None of these images were modified, hence why there are missing sectors. Still I think they are lovely.