A Beautiful 2GB Panoramic Photo of Obama’s Inauguration Speech



Check out this 1,474 megapixel image of President Barack Obama delivering his Inauguaral Address.

David Bergman was fortunate enough to have a photographer’s press pass for the Presidential Inaguration in Washington Tuesday, and he used his access wisely. With a Gigapan Imager and his Canon G10, Bergman shot 220 images and took more than six and a half hours using Gigapan software to put them all together on his Macbook Pro. The completed TIF file is almost 2 gigabytes.

You can view the image in minute detail using flash controls at Bergman’s website, in full-screen mode here (I found this the best viewing on my machine), and at the Gigapan site.

Bergman has only just started exploring the photograph himself, but says he found YoYo Ma taking a picture with his iPhone. The first reader who solves “Where’s YoYo?” wins a great Cult of Mac prize!

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