Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama
If you haven't seen the 600,000 pixel, 360 degree Tokyo panorama that's flying around the internet, clear your schedule for the next hour and take a look. It's another work from photographer Jeffrey Martin, who previously documented London in a similar fashion. With a lot of storage and processing power, Martin captured the photo with a Canon EOS 7D, 400mm F5.6L lens and a single robotic assistant.
|Photo by Jeffrey Martin. A small slice of the massive 360-degree panorama at a wide view.|
How does a single camera capture such a large scene? Martin had help from a "gigapixel robot" dubbed Clauss Rodeon, moving and snapping images rapidly. According to Martin's website the scene was shot from four different positions at the top of Tokyo Tower, "each section was stitched together into a panorama, and then these panoramas were joined together to make a full 360° image."
For more on his process watch the video below.
You can view the interactive panorama below or visit 360 Cities to view it in full-screen glory as it was intended to be seen.
We spent a few minutes (okay, a lot of minutes) panning and zooming throughout the picture. Here are a couple of our favorite discoveries; share yours in the comments.
|Tennis players out for an afternoon hit, as revealed by the clock at the top of the frame. Also, a line of colorful unicycles.|
|An inner-city cemetery. Japanese grave sites are situated close together as most remains are cremated. And now you know that.|
|Just a train ride on train tracks across a track...|