There are many myths in photography, one being you need to use a tripod to capture a panoramic scene. In order to dispel this myth, here is a 5 shot hand held pano I took at this year’s Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
I simply synced the images up in Lightroom, then exported then to Photoshop-CC and used the in-built pano filter. After re-importing back to Lightroom I carried out a final bit of post-processing.
By the way, how many balloons do you see in the air? I believe there are about 180!