I'm saving the good title for when I finally get the panorama I want. This isn't it but it's getting there. This was taken on Tuesday evening and hoped to learn a few things for Wednesday night but I broke the telescope so that didn't happen. The day crew went up and tried to fix what I'd broken but the winds were too high so I got to spend the night at Hale Pohaku.
OK, day crew, you made your point, you win! I won't do it again.
On Thursday evening, before sundown, I went back to the spot to try once again what I described in "Maybe this week I'll nail it". I now have about 70 pictures and thought I'd covered all bases when it came to making a panorama in difficult and changing light conditions, but no luck so far. The software (Hugin) either deals with the light and gives crazy and disjointed looking pictures or gives a great panorama that looks as though someone screwed up their jigsaw puzzle.
I promise to get it right one day. Next time I'll turn off the automatic colour-temperature setting in my camera because I think that's what got me on Thursday night.
All - thanks for your comments in recent posts, I'll respond to them over the weekend once I get over mountain lag.