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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 (113)

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  1. Saritha Komanduru

    Saritha Komanduru (January 29, 2009, 08:14AM )

    its really good work , forwarded to my friends

  2. Steve Wells

    Steve Wells (January 29, 2009, 05:54AM )

    Interesting to note that Aretha Franklin had a better seat than the top military in attendance. Makes our brave fighting men and women understand real fast our new President's priorities. BTW he skipped the ball to honor the Medal of Honor recipients, first President to ever do that.

  3. mohit madhav

    mohit madhav (January 29, 2009, 03:04AM )

    Hello David uncle , its really great gigapan , i appreciate your great work ,

  4. Radhika Yalavarthi

    Radhika Yalavarthi (January 29, 2009, 02:18AM )

    Superb David..Great work..CONGRATULATIONS from all the Indians.. Simply Awesome.....I loved the technology....

  5. G.mallikarjun rao

    G.mallikarjun rao (January 28, 2009, 10:21PM )


  6. Raman rambabu

    Raman rambabu (January 28, 2009, 09:32PM )

    WoWW its extrordinary

  7. Siva Yerramsetty

    Siva Yerramsetty (January 28, 2009, 07:10PM )

    Congratulations, David; this is a stunning result.

  8. ofan

    ofan (January 28, 2009, 06:42PM )

    Dick Cheney looks like Dr. Strangelove

  9. gizlgzli zigzilg

    gizlgzli zigzilg (January 28, 2009, 09:58AM )

    snapshots 17 to 25 bigfoot would not miss the inauguration :)

  10. Calvin Schrotenboer

    Calvin Schrotenboer (January 28, 2009, 08:37AM )

    I have some similar panorama photos from the Inauguration available at www.travelswithcal.com/deepzoom/ob amainauguration Will open in
a new tab or window/ These photos require the Microsoft Silverlight browser plugin (similar to the Adobe Flash plugin which you surely already have). Just click through until it is installed (takes only a minute) and then refresh the page. These photos include shots taken on the day before and the day after as well as on the day of the inauguration. Scenes show the crowds celebrating at the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial as well as at the Capitol.

  11. stardust

    stardust (January 28, 2009, 08:35AM )

    This is so cool. I found myself. I have sent this to a lot of people that were not able to be there. This rocks. Just beautiful!

  12. Ravishankar

    Ravishankar (January 28, 2009, 02:45AM )

    No Words to say. Mind Blowing. Coooooool....

  13. Lisa Creighton

    Lisa Creighton (January 27, 2009, 01:29PM )

    I can't believe I am behind that tree!!! Ahhh man!! This truly is an incredible picture!

  14. Bill Bailey

    Bill Bailey (January 27, 2009, 12:35PM )

    It's not so much as what President Bush is holding but rather what is his wife Laura Bush doing? She's smiling while taking careful aim, with something under her blanket, at her husbands back!

  15. Joan Morrett

    Joan Morrett (January 27, 2009, 12:15PM )

    Check out President Bush. What is that he is holding?

  16. moiety

    moiety (January 27, 2009, 08:43AM )

    George H W Bush has easily the second best hat behind Aretha's.

  17. Naresh Jagtiani

    Naresh Jagtiani (January 27, 2009, 07:31AM )

    Amazing !!!

  18. David Engle

    David Engle (January 27, 2009, 05:51AM )

    Justice Clarence Thomas IS NOT ASLEEP! Can you possibly imagine what this man went through for all the years of his life, and enduring all the negative effects of segregation, and all that he has seen and experienced, and at this precise moment in history when segregation was thrown out the door forever and the victory of Civil Rights is now assured and that some are suggesting that he is asleep is to me insanely ludicrous. Is it not possible for someone to be caught up in events such as what Justice Thomas is or was experiencing on this very historic day, to close his eyes, bow his head and reflect upon how great this country is and will continue to be? 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.

  19. Clara Keller

    Clara Keller (January 27, 2009, 05:43AM )

    I found me in the crowd! Yippee! What amazing technology! Great Job David!

  20. Deane gallo

    Deane gallo (January 27, 2009, 04:27AM )

    Im not sure but take a look at Clarence Thomas it looks like he is sound asleep?

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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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