I've fallen in love with the panoramic image some time ago! I have always found panoramic imagery appealing and I have made panoramic images from time to time. It's always been part of my workflow. Lately it's exclusively been panoramics! Why Panoramic? To find out how I make my panoramic images click here. I am not sure the exact reason why I have plunged into the panoramic world. I think part of it is that I acquired a Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, which allows panoramics to be easily made. The other part, is that I love grand landscapes. A panoramic has tons of possibilities in terms of composition. It can cover a lot of real estate, adding elements to my compositions that would otherwise "crowd" the image. The image below is a great example of this.
Even when using a 16mm lens, the image would have looked different. The foreground tree would've either been less prominent or it would be too much of the focus. Making a pano of the scene, I have the best of both worlds. The tree is still a main focus, but I also have most of Peyto Lake in the image as well.
Another reason I love the panoramic is that it seems more like what you would witness in person. When I set out to make an image, my minds eye is seeing in a panoramic mode. This has developed over time, but it did come quick. This makes composing feel more natural and it comes easier than the traditional format. Sure I still make one click images, but at this stage in my photographic style, the Panoramic is king!