2 Billion Pixel Photo of Everest
by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Dec/2012
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Just a quick report on a zoomable mega-photo of Everest.
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© David Breashears
"This gigapixel image of the Khumbu glacier was captured by David Breashears during the spring of 2012, from the Pumori viewpoint near Mount Everest. The Khumbu Icefall is clearly visible here, and one can easily see the hustle and bustle of Everest Base Camp below."
Have a look, zoom in and explore the highest mountain on earth from your desk! We thought it was pretty cool.
| Forums ( Read More... | 39 comments, 08 Feb 2013 )|
|Yeah, if you zoom about half way in you can see it already, whereas the people you can see crossing the ladders in the icefall section of the mountain cannot be seen - It's hard to judge the distance of the object to...|
john_s35 - 07 Feb 2013
I think there are a few birds that are comfortable at HA. Google bar headed geese for starters. ALso I believe a solo Japanese climber on the Tibet side of Everest had to abort his summit push as birds ( crow/raven?) ...
radson - 07 Feb 2013
I see it. On maximum zoom it looks like a long flat irregular rock, not a bird. But it's big: it's a long way off - seems to be much further away than the tents at base camp - yet nearly as big as them in apparent size....
abseil - 07 Feb 2013
|There's something hovering above western one of the 2 peaks that sit west of the Summit of Everest as the picture looks at it - Would anyone know what sort of bird might be able to live at such high altitude? Ps. Could...|
john_s35 - 07 Feb 2013
Just to answer a few peoples Q's - this is usually how you go about creating such "gigapans": http://gigapan.com/ Using this kit: http://gigapan.com/cms/create-make And some funky software for performing...
timlukins - 23 Dec 2012
Yes, I realise the stitching was done later, I was just interested in the physical task of taking so many images. Is it then just a matter of setting the camera up and panning from left to right several times, pressing...
jon - 22 Dec 2012
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