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.
Printing does not have the range of blacks and colors that monitors use. Printed images are adjusted to match the canvas, polymer, paper and inks. Desired results, source images, and budget dictate the medium, process, size, permanence, and brilliance.
Wall murals of 45 feet long have been produced from some of these images. 3' x 5' posters look great. And canvas prints appear to be paintings except for the incredible detail. It is possible to wrap entire rooms with panoramic wall coverings with or without text or advertising.
These posted images were often shot, stitched and posted without any cropping, adjustments or delay and are "previews" of finished prints. Printing benefits greatly from finely adjusted colorspace, contrast, and image editing done for all finished works.
Cropping allows "snapshot" prints that use 95% or 10% of the image area for a print in a wide range of sizes. 300 pixels/inch is "standard high resolution printing" that make a 10,000 pixel wide image 33 inches wide that appears sharp from one foot away. A 30,000 pixel wide print can be a hundred inches wide and appear sharp from one foot away.
All of my prints are custom, but I do license images for architectural installations and mixed media applications. Large 3D panoramas are also available for digital backgrounds for cinema, advertising, and VR apps.
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