A gigapixel virtual tour via the Colorado River of America's premier natural attraction.
Grand Canyon GigaView was crowd-source funded via Kickstarter.com in the spring of 2010. It's 27 images, most of which are full 360 degree panoramas, were captured alongside the Colorado River over the course on an 18 day private rafting trip. The photographer rowed one of the rafts through over 180 named rapids in the course of the 225 mile trip.
To date, Grand Canyon GigaView has been explored by almost half a million people on various platforms including GigaPan.com, Photosynth.net, Google Earth, Bing Maps, and 360Cities.net.
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Grand Canyon GigaView is a project by Thomas Hayden. Thomas has shot over 400 gigapixel panoramas in the two years since the Canyon, including the world's largest stage at U2's 360 Tour and on the field for the NFL. He continues to shoot daily for clients and for fun in and around his home in Portland, Oregon.
Revisited Orchid Island a week after the typhoon hazard. Traveling alone, I looked at this island from distant, tried to remember everything projected into my eyes. Gradually I had some close friends, and little by little to know the world in their minds. Destroyed land shown on TV; Scenic pictures taken by tourists; but what cannot be seen, are spirits of ancestors within the bushes; are treasurable water in the deep mountain; are the taros waiting to bud in the farm; are the computers crashes in the families; are the calms stick to the coral reef; and the radiation hidden everywhere.
Pinhua Chen 2012/10/31
GigaPans that illustrate the geological effects of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku Oki earthquake and tsunami in Japan.