Getting serious with panoramic photography?
I used a panoramic tripod head (Nodal Ninja 3 Mark II) to capture frames of this scene and stitched them using CS5. You can use any stitching software you want.
A panoramic tripod head allows a photographer to shoot a series of frames around the axis of the lens. If you don’t use a panoramic tripod head you are actually shooting around the axis of the camera, thus creating parallax errors. Parallax errors will create problems with the software stitching the sequences of frames; lines not straight, a gap between straight lines & distortion.
Full resolution here: http://bit.ly/xunSN6
Technical photo stuff:
Shot in Camden NJ. Stitched 16 vertical frames in CS5. Cropped at 6 X 24. Resulting image was 47 Mega pixel. DSLR camera, 33mm, f/11, ISO 50, 1/40 seconds