Photographer David Bergman used the same NASA technology that was used to create the stunning picture from our Red Planet Mars.
The result is an unprecedented 1 474 mega-pixels photo. In comparison the average consumer digital camera operates on 5 mega-pixel. The detail is amazing. Pan around and take a closer look on the 2 million people who came to Washington to take part in this historic event. What earrings does Hillary Clinton wear? You even can make out that little detail.
David Bergman says,
“Covering the inauguration of President Obama was one of the biggest thrills of my life. Little did I know that it would be topped by the reaction to a photo I made that day. …With the ability to zoom in and move around the photo, it turned into an international game of ‘Where's Waldo?’ In the first 5 days, the image was viewed by millions of people in 186 countries.”
You might also want to check out the Gigapan (↑) site for more information about that technology and to view other “highest” resolution images.
My blogging friend Matt Harzewski literally woke me up with his post about Net Neutrality. I actually picked the video I show you here from his selection. “Thanks Matt for being on alert with those things!”
Where is the threat?
Would you like your ISP to do the following things to you.
Throttle the speed for Web sites they don't like.
Blocking certain protocols, like streaming video, and only offer their own paid content.
Charging Web site owners extra to get access to you at a decent speed.