Photoshop fail in the world’s largest photo?

    Photoshop fail in the world’s largest photo?

    Either we are living in an Inception- or Matrix-like dream world, or the world’s largest photo is suffering from a spot of dodgy stitching.

    A joint project by BT and photographic firm 360Cities to produce the world’s largest photo was unveiled yesterday, revealing a stunning 360-degree view of London few have ever seen in a staggering 320-gigapixel resolution.

    What’s more, the image was produced using just four Canon EOS 7D cameras with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lenses and Extender EF 2x III teleconverters.

    The image comprises 48,640 individual frames, which were shot after the conclusion of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and then stitched together over a period of weeks into a single, giant panorama that would be 98 meters across and 24 meters tall if printed at normal photographic resolution.

    However, on closer inspection it looks like the stitching may not have gone according to plan!

    Photoshop fail in the world's largest photo?

    Click on the image to see the larger version

    Unless our reality is simple a construct of our minds or a computer simulation – or London suffered a catastrophic earthquake that went unreported – it would appear that London Bridge isn’t the only thing that’s falling down!

    These buildings in Central London appear to be toppling over in rather dramatic fashion, taking entire blocks with them.

    Some of us here at Practical Photoshop will be in London this weekend. We’ll visit this site and report back to you whether it’s actually a flaw in the stitching process (a completely understandable one, given the sheer number of frames) or if the reality we’ve come accustomed to is actually just a simulation.

    This entry was posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 am and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a comment. Pinging is currently not allowed.


    | News | 22/02/2013 11:45am
    No Comments

    Share This Page

    Practical Photoshop Cover

    Practical Photoshop is the world's biggest and best creative Photoshop magazine, packed with tutorials, tips and video training.