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Yosemite Extreme Panorama Project

Eric Hanson and Greg Downing from xrez.com invited me (and 70 others) to take part in the Yosemite Extreme Panorama Project. The project attempts to make an almost complete virtual panorama of the walls of the valley, in insanely high resolution. Teams went to 24 locations with gigapan bots and Canon G9s and shot each a 3-4 gigapixel panorama of the opposite wall. Sometime later this year they will map those panoramas onto a 3D model of the valley, but you can see the individual results now (Silverlight plugin necessary, use your scroll wheel for zooming in).

Update: the first previews of the 3D renderings are online: HDRlabs blog and Autodesk blog

Of course, I tried to shoot some panoramas, in the beginning with great effort, towards the end of the weekend with a bit less, since I was running out of memory, and nature is great, but not my thing.

Here are the results, and more after the jump: