British Telecom Posts 320 Gigapixel Photo of London

UK telecoms provider British Telecom has just published the biggest ever photo of London. The photo was taken just after London hosted the 2012 Summer Olympic Games by photography firm 360Cities, which specializes in panoramic photos. It's made up of 48,640 individual frames which were collated into a single panorama using a supercomputer. The end product is a 320 gigapixel image.

 

The pictures were taken using Canon EOS 7D cameras with EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM lenses and Extender EF 2x III teleconverters driven by special Rodeon VR Head ST robotic panorama heads from the German-based Clauss. According to British Telecom, if the completed image were printed at normal photographic resolution, it would be almost as tall and as wide as Buckingham Palace.

Lucky for us, that's not the case, and BT has made the photo available for viewing online. Head over to BTLondon2012.co.uk/Panorama to check it out for yourself.

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  • abbadon_34
    yeppp...give it some time...but we'll probably forget
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  • bnot
    Noticed two things. One, a number of moving cars look like they were torn in half. Two, no one seems to be in any of the buildings (couldn't see anything naughty through the windows :) )....and I couldn't find Waldo either.
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