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Check this out.  A photographer at the inauguration used a device called a gigapan to capture the moment.  What, pray tell, is a gigapan?  It’s a robotic arm that sweeps slowly back forth and creates a huge picture.  Like this one.  For example… your typical camera takes a 3-7 meg picture.  This one above is a 1,474 megapixel picture.

So, click the link and use your mouse to view the proceedings.  I’ve spotted Obama, Bush, Cheney, several Secret Service guys on the roofs, multiple cameramen, and you can almost read the sheet music used by the band.



Written by arnold

January 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Posted in Technology

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  1. While this picture is amazing, what would be more amazing is if you could get online and find me a photo of a Star Wars character of your choice at the beach. The rest of the photo is up to you. Oh, and it has to include a Brita filter.

    the kyle

    January 26, 2009 at 11:25 pm

  2. Okay, that is flippin amazing.


    January 27, 2009 at 11:07 am

  3. 2nd row in the stadium seats behind Obama
    His left
    6 people in from the center
    Guy with a green vine around his neck…leaves and junk on it

    Am I really uninformed and don’t know who that is?


    January 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm

  4. My guess is it’s someone affiliated from Hawaii… that’s a maile lei he’s wearing


    January 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

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