Yes Klaus, (and thanks for the compliment), sure I have a KRPANO license....and I know how to us it. Only problem nada Interweb for me.....had a little row with my ISP over billings and billings and yet again billings....and after 13 (I don't know why) years I decided enough was enough....adios muchasos. But before I get to the stupid task of creating a new webspace de moi (god I hate programming for web), I have to develop and build (god I love developing lately, developing in a team does not work for me but developing on my own, damned that rocks) a 3D printer from an old dead Epson printer and an old obscolete, while ISA SCSI Agfa scanner (the 200 dollar 3D printer the McGuyver way, so to speak)....so for now this has to do, Klaus...since the 3D printer will be used to build more 3D printers (scraprap instead of reprap?) and that could be economically viable...3D printing and VR photography sounds like a cool combo, don't you think.
And yes Klaus the pano is sharp (you are dying to know, right
), my 200 (Panasonic) was at it's limits, as were the atmospheric conditions (contrast was at a premium), and it shows by the way, next I try my 1978 Nikon 80-200 or 300 IF ED as discussed elsewhere. Since the motors (running at 144.000 microsteps per head revolution) have 4.8 kg/cm holding torque, I have some (considerable) headroom left for heavier stuff (or faster speeds or both) but I don't need it, just a better lens and even more urgent a break in the weather and better light (shooting more or less straight into the sun is no fun at all lighting wise especially not when shooting Gigapano).....maybe I should have opened up the HDR mode.....up to 5 steps (currently only in camera HDR so that explains the limit, but a full bulb mode HDR mode is in planning as well, in which the Arduino controls the shutter as well as triggering it), only limitation is the 32K flashmem of the Arduino (I use all kinds of mem now, flash for the code and static data, sdram for the volatile parameters and eeprom for the XML parameters so I can store the XML to the desktop from the comfort of my study amd I can turn the controler of if I please without loosing data).
P.S. to answer your question.....your near, it's shot at the hamlet of Elsdorf at the Grube Hambach and the shooting direction is more or less straight south....not a good idea but I couldn't find another spot to shoot. It took me an hour or driving and a roadmap of NRW to find this one (not really going for a wider audience these RWE kids)....and I've been there before a few years ago, the landscape and the roads keep changing (of course).
P.P.S. I shot 9 columns a 5 rows in a zig/zag pattern. I could have done more but some *** (namely me) forgot to charge/change the battery and another *** (also namely me) forgot to bring the two loaded spares.
Eh, I had do reduce the size of image.....aparently Kolor can't handle 4608 pixel on the vertical.....hello it's well within the limits only portrait, right.