A few years ago I learned how to take and stitch together 360 degree digital photos.
Since then I have taught students in my course on "Computer-Aided Communications" how to take their own (photo to left).
Below is a selection of four 360 digital panorama photos that I have taken around Sonoma County. I like to think of them as "Circles of Sonoma."
The last pano photo here (Snow on Sugarloaf Ridge) is also linked to a 360 Quicktime movie.