Can’t embed the photo here. Panoramic photos are cool things to use to capture history. Photographer David Bergman made a colossal, 1,464 megapixel photo of the inauguration of Barack Obama — you gotta see it.
Bergman described it:
I made a panoramic image showing the nearly two million people who watched President Obama’s inaugural address. To do so, I clamped a Gigapan Imager to the railing on the north media platform about six feet from my photo position. The Gigapan is a robotic camera mount that allows me to take multiple images and stitch them together, creating a massive image file.
My final photo is made up of 220 Canon G10 images and the file is 59,783 X 24,658 pixels or 1,474 megapixels. It took more than six and a half hours for the Gigapan software to put together all of the images on my Macbook Pro and the completed TIF file is almost 2 gigabytes.
Bergman is offering prints for sale.
Were you at the inauguration, on the Capitol grounds? Check Bergman’s photo, and zoom in to see whether you can see yourself in history.
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I spent tons of time studying that photo. Years ago I used to restore antique photos for people. I hope this one is still around somehow in a hundred years for people to get lost in, to look into the faces of our time.
Thanks for posting it.
Glad you found this amazing, historic photo! I’m still having fun zooming around in it.