One way to get more resolution or field of view is to create a panorama — take more photos and put them together. My previous two posts have been about this, and am following up with a few more examples of Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
As I’ve mentioned before, I used AutoStitch on my iPhone 3G S. Much of the panoramas were an experimentation of adding some time and positional elements, which resulted in pretty cool stitched photos.
To get what I call the time element, I stayed in the same place a few minutes waiting for dynamic elements of the scene to change — e.g. cars, people, clouds. By doing this, things that are static remain more solid and things that move have a ghost-like quality to them.
To get what I call the positional elements, I tried to focus on a feature as I walked along a path. In these examples, I focused on the Arc while moving towards it. This tends to create an impressionist-painting-like effect.