Actually, I ran all the way down. The sand just softens every step (and slows down any attempt to go back up...). I took 2 pano down, and one halfway going back up (a.k.a. I'm in shape and could have gone back up without stopping, but halfway was sooooooo nice I had to stop for pictures). This is the only one I processed so far. It was taken from one end of the dunes, where there were plenty of rocks. Though this would be a nicer background.
Classic 10mm setup: 16 * 3 exposures each + nadir * 3 exposure
Made 3 stereographic with this one. This one is a Waterworld style planet.
The next 2 are quite similar, but in one I liked the sun, and in the other I liked the clouds circling the planet. Couldn't decide, so kept both.
Thanks for viewing.