Glenn forwarded me a link to an amazing photo of President Obama’s inauguration. It shows fine detail, even of people far away — through their website, you can zoom into faces far in the distance and still see who they are! The original sender suggested a “Where’s Waldo” exercise: Find Yo-Yo Ma taking a photo with his iPhone.
Checking it out further, the photo was created with a battery-operated robot camera cradle (uses your own camera — even point-and-shoots), that takes 100s of photos. Then, with their software, stitches them together in a super-panorama photo that they host on their website for others to view and zoom in on.
I’ve long used a photo called Panorama Maker to stitch photos (still using it — does a better job than Photoshop and is simpler to use). This takes it to a whole new level. It’s the kind of technology that I used to buy on a whim. At under $400, I still might!