25 January 2009

12 megapixel camera? Try 1474.

If you haven't seen it yet, you need to check out David Bergman's shot of the inauguration, seen above. Apparently, it looks like any other of the millions of digital shots taken this past Tuesday. But what if I were to tell you that it is over 1400 megapixels large and over 2 gigabytes in file size? You might begin to  think, "Alright, so it's a big photo. So what?" Then, as you begin to peruse the photo in more depth, you realize, "Cool! I can see Yo-Yo Ma taking a photo with his Iphone!" And that is when it dawns on you that, like Mr. Ma, there's no way your trusty ol' cameraphone would have been up to the Herculean task of capturing this scene.

Hats off to Mr. Bergman for an amazing photo...

How I Made a 1,474-Megapixel Photo During President Obama’s Inaugural Address

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