I wanted to work in the garden today but it is drizzling rain, so as before, I set up on the balcony to try & implement what I learned from the folks here with my first attempt @ a pano. I fashioned a "L" bracket to hold the camera in portrait orientation with the lens over the pivot point so as to get greater height to the picture. Using a light meter I determined there was better than a three stop differential across the field of view so I over exposed the sky & under exposed the dark areas with a shutter speed of 320 @ f11 on a manual Vivitar 24mm lens. I also used a cable release to eliminate the risk of changing the camera alignment pressing the button. Here is a pic of the set-up: I used PhotoStitch to combine the 6 images & PhotoScape to edit the combined images. Considering the great range of light across the image I am reasonably pleased with the outcome.