The subject matter is pretty dull, but the picture above is my first panorama. It was stitched together using Canon’s PhotoStitch software. It was definitely a learning experience. The most glaring mistakes that I made (not really evident here, but clear in my other attempts) was to keep autofocus on, and shoot using Aperture-priority mode (you need Manual mode, so that the exposures match up properly).
I’d also like to find better panorama software. If you have any low-cost suggestions, please enter them in the comments below.