I shot about 15 across the whole image but then realised that I was just making too much unnecessary work for myself so took every other one, so about 7 in the end. Although it could probably be done with fewer there are not that many keypoints, I found myself hunting out pebbles on the beach!
Its my first attempt at a panorama and I'm quite pleased with it overall (yes, I know there are some pretty big flaws.) It was taken on my new D80 with a cheap Nikkor 18-55 lens (kit lens off my older D50) at about 30mm. Shot taken at Point of Ayr not too far from my home in N. Wales. (that's next door to England for any wondering). Shot last Friday for this exercise, a lucky, cold, clear, November day.
Really enjoying the Meet The Gimp videocasts via Miro and would like to take the opportunity to thank Rolf for his efforts.
Actually I am currently learning to speak Welsh in night school and there is a Welsh learners Eisteddfod (A cultural festival, Music, poetry, performing arts ect. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisteddfod for more). And one part is a photography exercise to shoot a local building so, buoyed by the positive comments here, I am considering entering this image.
I am currently working on a new version as I failed to save this one any bigger than the one you see here!! Oh yes, I am an idiot!
Thanks again everyone.