Richard Cave (aka: RockHopper) is a fellow matte painter, but he's also an amazing photographer, embeded photojournalist, and a nice guy to boot.
Richard has been experimenting with handheld panoramic photography. He's received much better results than I have (as to be expected) but I promised to post the results of an image that I shot back in June of 07 in St. George, Utah.
I've just decided that this might be a good candidate for a matte and will have to test it with the groundplane painted in.
The original image is 6841 x 2730 and 180 ppi. 194 MB