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

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
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:
www.ObamaGigapan.com Will open in a new tab or window
For more information and to get on my mailing list, send a blank email to:
pano (at) davidbergman (dot) net

Gigapan Comments (114)

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  1. Tim Smith

    Tim Smith (January 24, 2009, 07:32AM )

    Excellent...this one will be talk about for years!

  2. Tim Ireland

    Tim Ireland (January 23, 2009, 11:24PM )

    Congratulations, David; this is a stunning result.

  3. lkr675

    lkr675 (January 23, 2009, 08:35PM )

    Thanks so much for sharing your hard work. It's great!!! Can't wait to send this to everyone. Loved the captions and was fun to comment. Most excellent. One last word...Clarence Thomas. ok, 2 words.

  4. Douglas Comstock

    Douglas Comstock (January 23, 2009, 09:08AM )

    This is a really great example of how NASA technology is being applied. The technology for gigapan came from the rovers currently on Mars. Read about it at: www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/Spinoff2008/c h_2.html Will open in
a new tab or window

  5. Jason Simpson

    Jason Simpson (January 23, 2009, 08:28AM )

    Amazing! Great shot, 45,000 views and the #1 GigaPan in 1 day!!! Congratulations... David and America!!! 2,000,000 hits in 6 days?!?

  6. Colin McMillen

    Colin McMillen (January 23, 2009, 06:04AM )

    Wow... there is so much going on here, and so many people, at such a historic event. Probably one of the best Gigapans ever.

  7. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (January 22, 2009, 09:21PM )

    This is a great panorama. I really enjoyed exploring all of the facial expressions of people that I recognize. You can explore this gigapan for a long time. Thank you :)

  8. Bill Alberts

    Bill Alberts (January 22, 2009, 06:42PM )

    Talk about capturing the moment Great job David!!

  9. John Post

    John Post (January 22, 2009, 02:47PM )

    A classic. Best use of a GigaPan to date. I also have emailed this link for others to see and enjoy. Thanks for the photo. Great inspiration. John Post

  10. Ron Schott

    Ron Schott (January 22, 2009, 02:08PM )

    Destined to become a Top Ten GigaPan for a long time. It sure isn't easy to get a crowd this size (and this interesting) to sit this still for a GigaPan every day! Great timing too, David. Surely this isn't your first GigaPan - show us some more of your GigaPanning work!

  11. Pinkerton Matthew

    Pinkerton Matthew (January 22, 2009, 01:21PM )

    Nicely done. I have emailed this link to more than 50 of my friends! Thanks for sharing this!!!

  12. Richard Palmer

    Richard Palmer (January 22, 2009, 12:53PM )

    Mahalo David, a GREAT gigapan.

  13. David Engle

    David Engle (January 22, 2009, 08:27AM )

    This is an extraordinary GigaPan and should become very visible to anyone looking at the most popular GigaPans. It really is nice!

  14. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (January 22, 2009, 06:59AM )


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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3509 (Macintosh)
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)
All default settings
Original image properties:
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
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 34.5 to 52.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 32.6 to 39.2 percent
Computer stats: 3072 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 6:35:08 (1:47 per picture)
Alignment: 11:08, Projection: 26:49, Blending: 5:57:10

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