Special thanks

Special thanks to our sponsors, without whom this project would have been only an idea.

I would to thank Bill Bailey of Nodal Ninja especially. In addition to providing the bulk of the money needed to fund Akila’s journey, Bill took the trouble to ship our friends in Japan some additional panoramic photography hardware at very short notice. Thanks Bill!

Nodal Ninja is an award winning lightweight compact panorama tripod head. Awards, reviews and testimonials are second to none. From single row panoramas to multi-row high resolution giga-pixel mosaics, we offer product solutions to all panoramic photographers. Our pano heads, rotators and levelers satisfy the needs of entry level enthusiasts to top level professionals. Built to extremely high tolerances with precision CNC machined parts, the build quality and features offered truly are the best value for money spent of any pano head in the market today.


Kolor is a software company specialized in all types of image stitching. Kolor is the creator of Autopano Pro, the leading program for panorama creation and image stitching for the general public. Autopano software range also includes the new Autopano Giga, dedicated to gigapixel panorama and virtual tour creation, and Autopano Server, a world exclusive solution that integrates a command-line image stitching service into websites and servers.


Garden Gnome Software provides software solutions to convert panoramas into popular multimedia formats like Flash and QuickTime VR. Use the multi-platform tool (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), Pano2VR 2.0 to convert panoramic images (cubic and cylindrical formats) while incorporating custom skins and panoramic video. Also available is the Windows-only tool, Pano2QTVR, that gives you the ability to export object movies to Flash and QuickTime VR.



PTGui is panoramic stitching software for Windows and Mac OSX. Originally developed as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui now is a full featured photo stitching application.Use PTGui to stitch any number of photos into a panoramic image.