So while I was wandering around Main St on Christmas, I came across the very cool art-and-Hackensack-history mural. There were cars parked in every space in front of the Bridge St section, so I couldn't do a full shot or a normal stitch.
I wound up doing a very abnormal one.
Usually, you have to stand in one central spot, moving only the camera - normally from right to left because that's how the individual shots are fed into the program and stitched together. For some reason, I started at the far right (closer to Moore St) and stood between two cars to shoot the first panel and just kept on standing between cars while moving to the left to shoot each panel - totally backwards. That movement is why the same building shows up in the background of each shot instead of just once, as it would in a regular stitch.
This will NEVER stitch together, I thought, because I didn't stay in one spot, but I ran it anyway, feeding the images into the program in reverse order.
With couple of exceptions, it stitched, but not in a straight line. It usually looks bad to me to see the white area when a stitch doesn't line up, but this had kind of a rolling quality to it that I sorta liked. There are a few obvious glitches, but most of the information is there and the important images that covered multiple panels - like the train - are pretty much intact. Now you'll have to go down there to see for yourself how it really looks.
The stitch is nearly 7000 pixels-long and 1000 pixels high after you click to enlarge it, so get ready to rock 'n' scroll.
One thing that many people who go there may not notice is a small panel that faces Moore St and that's in the second image. I only noticed it because I went over to Moore St to shoot the parking lot where George's Club 20 was (and where Jimi Hendrix played a half-century ago).
Jimi would have loved the artwork.