This past weekend I went home to Vermont for a few days, to relax and decompress from my busy life on co-op. While there, I did some things that I love, hiking and photography. Now that I have my new camera and tri-pod, I can do things I was unable to before. On Friday I hiked Mt. Cardigan in the White Mountains, and on the top, I took a 360 degree panorama, hoping to use Hugin to stitch it all back into one large image. When I returned to my computer, I installed Hugin, and dove right in, stepping through each tab, selecting control points, optimizing, adjusting the exposure and finally, stitching. I ran into two errors on my Xubuntu 8.10 (i386) laptop, first, the enfuse application was not installed automatically (due to a package move), and second, when I installed enfuse, the panorama turned out all curvy, like a sideways ‘s’. To install enfuse, I downloaded the jaunty .deb package from here and used dpkg to install it. After tinkering for a while with settings to try and reduce the curvature, I tried returning to the first tab, which was an assistant of sorts, to see if it would help me. I clicked on the align and stitch buttons, and sure enough,a preview window of the panorama appeared, as straight as an arrow! Now that I got the process down, I’ve been taking a number of panorama’s (full 360s or partials) and put them on my Flickr.