26 January 2009

Wasting Time: Sweet Obama Inauguration Photo Edition

At first glance, David Bergman's panoramic picture of the Obama inauguration doesn't look to be anything special. What's the big deal? My little Canon can take panoramic pics, right?


This photo has 1474 megapixels! I don't really know what that means, but it is badass!!! (Thankfully, for people who care to know, Bergman explains everything on his blog.)

When you look at the full-screen version on Gigapan (and you must), you can zoom in to see faces in pretty stunning detail. I anticipate spending hours looking for the following: celebrities (Oprah!), nose-pickers, people asleep (Yeah, I'm looking at you Justice Thomas.), and other amusements.

It's like political Where's Waldo? (Find Congressman Eni Faleomavaega from America Samoa!)

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