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Beautiful 2 Gigapixel image of Khumbu Glacier - Mt. Everest

This gigapixel image of the Khumbu glacier was captured during the spring of 2012, from the Pumori viewpoint near Mount Everest.

-- http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/dec/19/mount-everest-gigapixel-zoom-photograph

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It's a famous view, but few have ever seen Everest as up close and personal before. Filmmaker and climate-change campaigner David Breashears spent this spring taking around 400 images of Everest and its near neighbours from a vantage point above base camp through a 300mm lens. Now he's released them digitally stitched together to form one 2 GigaPixel image.

 

The result is a stunning panoramic photograph of the Everest region – with a twist. You can zoom in on specific areas and see the roof of the world in extraordinary detail. From a distance small colourful dots mark the location of base camp. Zooming in, you can pick out each tent clearly – and a man bending down as he washes his face.

 

The high definition also allows viewers to examine the mountain's icefall – and even pick out climbers descending between terrifying ice cliffs and crevasses. Think of it as an extreme, alpine version of Where's Wally.

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Duke demonstrates 50 gigapixel camera

Duke demonstrates 50 gigapixel camera | pixels and pictures | Scoop.it

"The camera’s resolution is five times better than 20/20 human vision over a 120 degree horizontal field” and 50 degrees vertical, the university reports.

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The prototype takes about 18 seconds to shoot a black-and-white frame and record the data.

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