Making of Dubai 45 Gigapixels
Posted by Jon
The GigaPan EPIC Pro received a firmware update last week. You may remember the hardware from Gerald Donovan’s 45 gigapixel panoramic photo of Dubai (the making of which is included above), which happened to turn one year old that same week. To celebrate the occasion, Gerald has re-rendered the image to correct for stitching errors in the original file. If you missed it the first time, or if you are interested in checking out the updated version, you can view it here. Alternatively, you can check out the original forty-fiver here.
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Doug says:May 14, 2011 at 7:33 am
Cool concept, the subject matter should remind people though, of a city built on the back of slave labor and sadness to give rise to a place that would be as depressing to live in as Las Vegas, yet with even more insane and inhuman social laws. Remember that they confiscate the migrant worker’s documents and bring them there on lies putting them in a system of modern day slavery to build all of that. It’s unnatural socially and economically for that kind of growth to happen any where in the world, in any system.
Christopher says:May 15, 2011 at 11:49 am
This is impressive, but I’m having trouble thinking of a practical use for it. Any ideas?