I have been delighted with the results of using my Sigma 8mm f/3.5 circular
fisheye with the D300, getting consistently "very good" statistics for
control point deviation according to PTgui. This is with a unipod. I am
doing better with the unipod than I did with a tripod and panorama head
using the Nikon 10.5mm full-frame fisheye which surprised me. Maybe it's
PTgui that is getting better? <grin>
But I am encountering one problem. PTgui is now very good about eliminating
ghosts and not lopping off parts of peoples' bodies at seams, but it cannot
completely remove the parts of my shadow that overlap on adjacent shots.
My usual fall-back, painting out the unwanted section in PSD layers after
the panorama is stitched, won't work if there are bits of the shadow on
both images at the seam. At the moment I am cloning the surrounding floor
or ground, but this is time consuming and with my level of skills it is
not thoroughly convincing. It's still obvious, if you look closely, that
SOMETHING was there...
What is the best way of getting rid of my shadow completely?