31
Jan
09

A different view of the inauguration

This is really amazing.

Photographer David Bergman took a 220 image, 1,474 megapixel image of Barack Obama’s inauguration last week using a cool device called the ‘Gigapan.’ Basically, you put your favorite point-and-shoot camera onto this robot, play with some buttons, and it automatically takes a grid of photos that can be stitched together into a massive panorama (Click the picture to zoom in, pan and play around) or click here for the full image:

obama_full_panorama

The level of detail in this thing is really amazing. Literally, you can zoom in on one of those far away buildings on the National Mall and see secret service agents on the room. Open of up the panorama above by clicking on it and zoom in on the crowd.  How many people can you identify?  It is sort of like those Where’s Waldo pictures that you always saw as a kid.  Or, one of those “Eye Spy” books– only this one is interactive!

If you want to play a game, try and find the following people/objects.

I spy, with my little eye, something that is….

1) Denzel Washington:

denzelwashington

2) David Gregory, Host of NBC’s “Meet the Press:”

davidgregory

3) Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas apparently asleep*:

clarencethomas

*This claim has been refuted though… He says he was “in prayer”

4) Arethra Franklin and the most ridiculous hat ever:

arethra-franklin

AND FOR ALL YOU PHOTOJOURNALISTS PHOTO NERDS OUT THERE:

5) A guy using a cool 4×5 Speed Graphic camera:

4x5-camera

6) Remote Cameras!!:

remote-cameras

7) A Gaggle of Journalists (who will all have the EXACT same picture):

journalists

And, if you actually find Waldo, you will receive eternal happiness and a cash prize….

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