12 Dec 12. An experiment for today, that worked better in full file size than it has for the images being shared. This is a composite of thirteen 11MB files stitched together to make the complete pano. That resulted in a file 240 MB in size and measured 14,432 pixels wide by 2,924 pixels high. I then had to "compress" that image to 6.24 MB for the large size and roughly 300 KB (1024 pixels wide x 207 pixels high)for the small sized image. The result is that quite a bit was lost in the process. In truth I didn't employ software designed to do that very thing, I simply did a file reduction. While these panos can reveal a great amount of detail, and this one did, working with them to achieve all that with such large file sizes has many drawbacks. Among those are the demands on the equipment; even with a fast processor and 8 GB of RAM, this file brought the computer to its knees a couple of times while I was working on it and using filters required between 5 and 7 minutes to complete the rendering. Taken from the top of one of the trails across the parking lot from the visitor center at Hurricane Ridge, you have a view of a huge Christmas tree lot growing perhaps billions of Christmas trees. D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture priority; ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 9.