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?"
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.
Bergman notes that because people moved a bit while the photos were taken, you'll see a glitch or two. But the glitches are pretty funny.