Here are a few more examples of distorting panoramas. Over the past few days I've frequently worn a meshlike linked necklace, sometimes with its matching bracelet. Originally I'd thought about exploring possible images just via a macro look at the links, but this is pushing the design element further. As previously noted, I'm not a huge fan of a lot of post-production, so I probably won't do this again for a while.
The top image was created via the ideal sort of panorama, with a rectangle of flat bands, distorted per discussion in the previous post. Imagine a landscape surrounded by blue sky on all sides. I may need to try that one.
The bottom image was made using my quasi-panorama technique from the last post, creating a new document four-repeated-images wide and then proceeding as if it were a regularly aligned panorama. Then, I cropped out the vertical center section and rotated it.
Gear: Nikon D90, Nikkor AFD 60mm f/2.8 micro, photoshop