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Huge inauguration photo is like a presidential "Where's Waldo?"


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Did you go to the inauguration? Want to see yourself? You can (maybe).

Photographer David Bergman went to the Inauguration and decided to take a photo. A really, really large photo.

The result is fascinating and a serious time-killer. It's like a presidential "Where's Waldo?"

Gigapan imager?

Bergman created a gigantic panoramic image of the Inauguration by putting something called a gigapan imager (a robotic camera mount) on his Canon G10 camera and took 220 images.

He proceeded to stitch the photos together creating a giant panoramic view of the Inauguration. The two-gigabyte image, which he says took his MacBook 6 1/2 hours to process, is online and is very entertaining.

Who can you see?

By playing with the photo (zooming and panning), you can find well-known people watching the Inauguration. Denzel Washington, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Presidents Clinton, Bush I, Bush II and their first ladies, the Bush twins, Congressman John Lewis, and many more.


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