Olympics Gigapan: Opening Ceremonies – by David Bergman

Olympics Gigapan

Photographer David Bergman created a Gigapan during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

My first Gigapan from the 2012 London Olympics is now online. You’ll find it in three different places.

It’s on the official NBC Olympics website, Sports Illustrated’s site, and it was even on the cover of Time.com earlier today.

I made the Gigapan by shooting 425 images in a grid pattern (25 across by 17 down) with a Nikon D4 and 200-400 f/4 lens (zoomed to about 310mm) in a Gigapan Epic Pro. Each photo is 16 megapixels so, with a little bit of overlap on each one, the final high-resolution image is 81,992 X 37,520—more than three billion pixels.

I’ve made a lot of Gigapans, but this was one of my toughest. I like to challenge myself – otherwise it would be boring – but I’ll admit that I was sweating this one out a bit.

Continue reading on David’s blog.

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