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World's largest panoramic photo

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by jsusilo, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. jsusilo

    jsusilo Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    The stitches are not perfect, you can still see misalignment here and there but still impressive considering the magnitude and the amount of effort put in to pp them (they look like HDR! when zoomed out of course).

    Take a look The BT Tower


    "A 320-gigapixel image taken from top of London's British Telecom Tower has set the world record of the largest panoramic photo. It breaks the previous record set by a 281-gigapixel electron micrograph of a zebrafish embryo taken in 2012. The London image was shot by panorama specialists 360 Cities and is made up of 48,640 individual frames. To get an idea of just how large this photograph is, BT says if it was printed at 'normal resolution' the photo would measure measure 98 x 24 metres.

    The photo was taken with four Canon EOS 7D cameras and EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lenses plus Extender EF 2x III teleconverters. The cameras were mounted on Rodeon VR Head ST robotic panorama heads. The team took three days to shoot the individual photos and three months to process the final image."
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  2. oldoldold

    oldoldold Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    Broomfield, CO
    Joe Milan
    Very cool!
  3. 67DGS

    67DGS Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Thanks for posting this, it is absolutely amazing! The resolution is outstanding enabling me to zoom in on buildings very far away. I could spend a long time playing with this but made myself dizzy with the scrolling :) 

  4. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Incredibly cool! Love the UWA feel when zoomed all the way out. I wonder how they stitch the sky together though, when the images were taken over such a long period of time...
  5. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
    Really interesting, my home city too, thanks!

    If you zoom in far enough (I picked the gherkin/canary wharf area left of the Shard) you can see the original low contrast image, shows the odd processing they had to do to get round the distance effects.

    Also, pity they didn't pick a better day for it - it's not always that grey here!
  6. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Cool. Must be what Big Brother feels like.
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