Okay, this is my first-ever attempt at a panoramic shot of any kind, with any equipment (and my first time using PSE6), so you'll have to be a little patient with me. (I couldn't resist trying this after seeing Ctein's post the other day.)
This is a raised bike path that runs along the Fox River in Waukesha, over what is normally a marshy wetland adjacent to the river—which itself is usually not more than a hundred feet across at this place, if that. The police tapes were probably put up on Sunday, before the river rose up and crossed the road (see below) on Monday.
I didn't do this quite right, which is probably understandable given that I didn't know what I was doing—I cropped too tight in the viewfinder for the Photomerge action. I hadn't yet decided to purchase PSE6 when I made the exposures.
There's a bigger version here.
This automated Photomerge action sure is amazing, though. I remember when a friend of mine spent something like $7,000 for a Linhof 6x17cm camera. Granted, he could do (and did) action shots across the frame, but for landscapes, Photomerge is even better because the size isn't limited. (Well, it probably is, but not at 3X the height of the frame.)
Bear in mind, too, that the full file of this shot is approximately equivalent to 32 megapixels or so. Does this capability affect the megapixel race at all, do you think?
A local driver defies the "Road Closed" barricades to cross the Fox River at Sunset Drive, going east. Probably twenty steps from where the top picture was taken. I'd guess the normal level of the river is ten to fourteen feet below the level of the road here. (And I know that's just what I'd want—to give the underside of my car a good dousing with water full of diluted sewage bacteria. Not.)