Photography magazines tend to overuse the term eye-popping, but this 1.5-gigabyte panorama of President Obama’s inaugural ceremony is certainly deserving of it:
It was shot with Gigapan Systems’ Gigapan Epic, a robotic camera mount that accepts many point-and-shoot cameras:
The ingenious device shoots precisely-aligned multiple frames of a subject—we haven’t found out exactly how many yet—then, once they’re downloaded to your computer, stitches them together with proprietary software to create, well, an eye-poppingly detailed result. Zoom in to the inaugural pan and you’ll find, among other familiar faces, an apparently sleeping Clarence Thomas.
Read more about this remarkable device, which is yours for about $380, here.