Responding to my London Panorama in the Photopost area (http://www.ukexpert.co.uk/photopost/...php?photo=4051), Andy asked:
"That's an amazing picture Bob. What did you use to take the images and what time of day? My attempt here:
http://www.ukexpert.co.uk/photopost/...php?photo=1548 is very hazy in comparison."
I replied on the photo's comments thread:
"I took it on 5th October, probably about 3pm, with the Minolta 7i.
The panorama was assembled in Photoshop - each frame on separate layers, which were nudged until the alignment was correct, then about half of the overlap was cropped, with a 5 pixel feather. The levels for the frames were then adjusted to match, and the layers were flattened. Finally, I applied a judicious amount of unsharp masking. "
But I thought that this kind of technique might have a wider interest.
Do others make panoramas? Do you assemble them manually like me, to have the highest degree of control, or do you use a simple stitching program and accept what it gives?