and here’s a with-background panorama of the Diplodocus mount, this time from 36 individual pictures, all of which were taken with identical camera settings and on a tripod. EXIF says: ISO 400, 1 s exposure, 88mm lens, no flash, automatic white balance.
yeah, 1 s. That’s a long time to hold a camera still, you simply can’t do this by hand. Annoyingly, my tripod’s head has some play, so I had to be real careful not to jiggle the camera. In fact, I did: there were overall 48 photos! I simply scrapped some right away, others I put into Hugin and later disused them when I saw I didn’t need them. Generous overlap saved my ass! And call me an idiot: I didn’t take pictures of the bottom left area of the planned panorama, so there is a black area there now. AARGH!
This picture is only 5.6 MB, because I reduced it to 25% per axis (overall, it thus has only 0.25 * 0.25 = 0.0625 or 6.25% as many pixels as the full version. Email me for full version.