Sevilla 111 Gigapixels

I don’t know about you but I find it quite easy to get lost in online applications such as Google Earth. It isn’t just that these applications are cool, they are also a major part of my workflow in pre-planning a trip as well as in captioning and keywording after the photography is finished. Presently I’m working on an article about how I incorporate Google Earth into my workflow but that will have to wait. Sevilla 111 Gigapixels will keep you distracted until then even if you haven’t been to this beautiful city.

Sevilla 111 Gigapixel

If you have an interest in really massive images take a look at what this team achieved in Sevilla, Spain. Also be sure to read the technical information page on the making of the image, what an accomplishment! To get a scope of what they did, in their words “The last days we took about 14,000 photographs, which included all the additional images we had to repeat to correct the errors caused by vehicles and pedestrians in motion. Since the beginning in April, we took over 35,000 photographs. The camera is a Canon 5D mkII with an 400-mm lens with duplicator also by Canon, which is equivalent to 800 mm of focal distance.” Using a robotized camera platform and endless man hours the photograph slowly came together. Most impressive is the problem solving that went into the production.

A selection of 9,750 images was finally used to put this massive panorama together with the resulting panorama consisting of 140,000 small images. The photographs detail is extraordinary and even on my somewhat anemic internet connection the zoom features work well. Happy travelling!

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3 Responses to “Sevilla 111 Gigapixels”

  1. Lynn Wiles says:

    Google maps is my drug of choice, but this Sevilla project looks amazing.
    .-= Lynn Wiles´s last blog ..The Way to the Train =-.

  2. kevin says:

    Hi Lynn,

    After viewing this I have come across a few others as well. One is a 26 gigapixel image of Paris ( I can’t stand these low resolution images….) that I have managed to get lost in a few times these past few days.

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