It is nice to be able to gaze out into the woods when camping. An open tarp shelter (http://www.theultralighthiker.com/tyvek-solo-fire-shelter/) or a cuben tent (http://www.theultralighthiker.com/zpacks-hexamid-solo-plus-tent/) such as I use facilitates this, or you might try building a clearview tent as in this instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultralight-clear-tarp-tent-2P/
You get much the same 360 degree view camping in a hammock (as I often do) with a small (say 7’x7′) tarp for a shelter.
PS: The same guy (Paul) who invented the ‘Clearview Tent’ now informs me he has now made a ‘Clearview Hammock’! He has made a film about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epf-VBvJ9dg Awesome! Here are some instructions for building a clearview tarp: https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/how-to-make-a-polycryo-a-frame-tarp/