This incredible photo was taken at the Inaugural Address that President Obama made a few days ago. In total it measures 1474 megapixels and allows you to zoom right in to see faces of the people viewing in some cases.
To create this massive image the photographer used Gigapan. What it allows you to do is stitch images together… I’ll let the photographer explain better.
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.
You have to check it out and use the zoom feature available to zoom right in at an amazing level of detail.
More details and the panoramic shot can be found at David Bergmans site.