Whenever I shoot a project for a client, whether it's an architectural project or a landscape project, I look for the potential to create a panorama. More than just cropping a wide photo, these are high resolution images combining several images. A panorama style head is used on my tripod. Very specific techniques are used to insure the camera, tripod, and head are level. If they are not, either a crooked horizon will be evident or the image will fail do to a condition called parallax where the individual pieces of each photo are mismatched. Post processing involves a specialized application involving numerous decisions concerning control points from one panel to the next. Here are the individual photos as captured:
The final image was the composed using HDR (3 images/panel) and further processed in OnOne Software's Perfect Effects Suite 9. From a resolution standpoint, this image size is 256mg equivalent to (or better than) a medium format image.