Mastering the art of the panorama



“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” ~  Ansel Adams

Larry took an awesome panorama a few weeks back, and I’ve been trying to master this art myself, with less than stellar success – sure the pic above looks nice, but it’s only three of the four pics I took (I was aiming for a 180 degree view). 

The problem?  My photos don’t overlap for the ‘photo stitchers’ to figure out the pics are connected.  As it turns out, there’s quite a few programs that stitch panoramas together, and some free ones.  Naturally, the built in feature of Photoshop CS4 works well, but you can also use these free apps:

I used autostitch for these, it was very easy to use.  Here’s a few more successful and non-successful panoramas for your enjoyment.