David Bergman's 1,474-Megapixel Picture of Obama's Inauguration

United States
January 25, 2009 5:13am CST
It might take a little while to load but you can zoom in on anyone you want. See if you can spot Oprah, P-Diddy or Denzel. Some of the images were obviously moving when the picture was taken because they are missing the top of their heads or there are weird things floating in front of them. I think the photographer pieced together more than one shot to come up with this one. Anyhow, pretty funny to zoom in and see the different people. You can even zoom in on people all the way in the back of the crowd. http://gigapan.org/viewGigapanFullscreen.php?auth=033ef14483ee899496648c2b4b06233c
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Jan 09
That sounds cool, I will have to check it out.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Jan 09
I had to do some panning to find "Waldo," LOL, but I finally did. I also saw P.Diddy, Oprah, Denzel, The Bushes, and The Clintons. That was a totally cool pic, thanks for sharing.
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• United States
25 Jan 09
LOL you found Waldo!? Did you find Aretha Franklin? If you zoom in on her, she has a man's chin on her neck and a black hat floating in front of her face - that's how I know the picture was pieced together. If you pan up behind her (all the way up) there is a man who looks like he has his gloved finger in his mouth but his real hands are in his lap and he's not wearing gloves - so who's glove did they place in his mouth and better yet.. who is he? I had to laugh thinking the photographer must not have liked him and put that glove in his mouth on purpose. Also, I'm not sure where Oprah is. Some people say she is sitting with a black coat and a furry hat on, close to where Denzel and P-Diddy are standing but other people have her back just behind the fence below the white photo stand - only her legs are showing in a beige color and her hands - and her bestfriend Gayle is sitting next to her. Personally, I think she is below the camera post - that would be the perfect place to sit and be able to see Obama. It's fun to look at the people.
@murderistic (2279)
• United States
25 Jan 09
I feel bad for that short old man sitting behind Aretha Franklin's ginormous hat... LOL.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
LOL! Don't feel too bad, apparently there was a floating black hat right in front of her face too. HAH!
• Dallas, Texas
25 Jan 09
Wow The clarity on that is unreal! I could use a camera like that! Thanks for sharing that!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
25 Jan 09
What an amazing picture! If it is not a panoramic zoom lense that's been used, it is a case of piecing together multiple shots for sure. Personally I think it's a panoramic lense and a single shot, because from what I have seen so far, we can't come in from different angles and can only zoom in and out/up and down/left and right etc. I briefly tried to find some of the celebrities you mentioned, but I am short for time at the moment. I will try again tonight! Thanks for sharing it.
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