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President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address by David Bergman by David Bergman

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David Bergman David Bergman
Explore score
1.47 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 21, 2009
Date taken
Jan 20, 2009

I made this Gigapan image from the north press platform during President Obama's inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 20, 2009. It's made up of 220 images and the final image size is 59,783 X 24,658 pixels or 1,474 megapixels.

There are a few known stitching errors in this image. A NEW VERSION of the photo with most of the stitching errors corrected can be seen here:
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Gigapan Comments (114)

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  1. RU_Group1

    RU_Group1 (April 25, 2009, 03:59PM )

    This is a really cool use of the Gigapan. Me and my classmates at Rutgers University have used a Gigapan to capture large portions of our campus with some pretty impressive results(although not nearly as impressive as this one). If you're interested you can check out what we've done on our website at whereru.rutgers.edu Will open in
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  2. angut

    angut (April 22, 2009, 01:54PM )

    Super sweet!! Wouldn't it be cool if you could somehow put this on facebook and everyone tag it!! That would be an awesome collaborative project.

  3. Sadie Tal

    Sadie Tal (April 22, 2009, 08:29AM )

    Texas_Photo: "Of all the people we see in this scene, I assure you that the one hearing President Obama the loudest and clearest and feasting on every word being said is Justice of the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas." What a joke. This is the same guy who sexually harassed female staffers (e.g., placing pubic hairs on Anita Hill's desk and soda cans). Once appointed "Justice", "law clerks... viewed Thomas with ill-disguised contempt, questioning his qualifications and intellectual heft. Wake up Texas. Clarence is asleep during brotha Bam's speech.

  4. Joseph Parker

    Joseph Parker (April 19, 2009, 10:12AM )

    Where's Wally?

  5. What waste

    What waste (April 08, 2009, 08:32PM )

    Why are there so many white people at a Black Power meeting?

  6. What waste

    What waste (April 08, 2009, 08:27PM )

    Obamunism is the most huge waste of technology. Your kenyan mafia is making a buffoonery of the United States

  7. Raxy Richard Gomes

    Raxy Richard Gomes (March 21, 2009, 11:00PM )

    I really like this picture. such a masterpiece. Great work.

  8. thmhe uexni

    thmhe uexni (March 18, 2009, 10:42PM )


  9. rob simpson

    rob simpson (March 16, 2009, 12:31PM )

    The guy directly above Obama - leather hat, Burberry scarf, big smile - is a dead ringer for...? (I'm told he's a staunch Democrat, so maybe it's him)

  10. durand jerome

    durand jerome (March 06, 2009, 03:24PM )

    quality is extraordinary! but why is there to you as much error on the photograph?

  11. gpoole

    gpoole (March 05, 2009, 04:14AM )

    truely a great picture. A great way to monitor the population. I have read a few of the picky comments and they need to be dismissed.

  12. ben

    ben (February 15, 2009, 02:30PM )

    What is the dodgey President off Clear and Present Danger doing there? The bloke in front of Michelle Obama and below Laura Bush: www.videodetective.com/photos/125/ 00525304_.jpg Will open in
a new tab or windowvideoadrenalin.com/details/image/z oom-625971.html Will open in
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  13. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (February 13, 2009, 11:45AM )

    I should have added this comment weeks ago- we recorded a gentleman in South Africa singing a song he wrote in honor of Obama's inauguration: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KptWE5Zp0S 8 Will open in a new tab or window

  14. Vipinchandran Nair

    Vipinchandran Nair (February 11, 2009, 11:42PM )

    Seen a comment by Mr.Mayur Dave. There are more problems same as pointed out in his comment. Go to the 4th row behind where Mr.Bush is sitting. There ia a man sitting with two partial heads. Same row extreme left, a lady with beard. Anyway I am not an expert in this technology. Even then I think all these problems are happend due to the superimposing while mixing the photos.

  15. Mayur Dave

    Mayur Dave (February 11, 2009, 10:44PM )

    There is a Lady Behind OBAMA with red Scarf The Guy Standing next to him has 4 EYES .... Is This a Mistake Or Error....... What Is That ???? Can Any One Tell ...... Beside This The SNAP is A WOW ..... AMAZING.... SUPERB.....

  16. Jimbo

    Jimbo (February 10, 2009, 10:39PM )

    Great pic of Obama's inaugural.

  17. Vipinchandran Nair

    Vipinchandran Nair (February 10, 2009, 06:42PM )

    Great work, Really nice.

  18. Ajitsingh Nawale

    Ajitsingh Nawale (February 10, 2009, 06:05PM )

    Amazing......photographs, Congrates

  19. Mike C

    Mike C (February 05, 2009, 11:20AM )

    This is the kewlest thing I've seen since the Mars Rover pan.... Thanks for taking this shot. "I can see myself" Search for 'Chandler' or 'MEM' in the Purple section.

  20. Jim McCallum

    Jim McCallum (February 04, 2009, 09:52AM )

    I wonder how they got an exemption from the Fire Marshall (joke).

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Panorama size: 1474 megapixels (59783 x 24658 pixels)
Input images: 220 (20 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 194.2 degrees wide by 80.1 degrees high (top=47.1, bottom=-33.0)
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Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-01-20 12:02:11 - 2009-01-20 12:19:56
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
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Horizontal overlap: 34.5 to 52.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 32.6 to 39.2 percent
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Total time 6:35:08 (1:47 per picture)
Alignment: 11:08, Projection: 26:49, Blending: 5:57:10

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