I created the header image on top of my blog using Canon’s Photostitch program. (I think there are some free equivalents on the web.) Basically it enables you take a series of photo’s and merge them into one scene. Some cameras superimpose a previously taken shot at the time of taking a second image to help with the process. My old Canon Ixus 500 had a panaromic mode with this feature. Here’s one from my recent trip to Chania.