Wednesday, January 14, 2009
ART: Google Earth Publishes Stunning 14 GIGApixel Photos of El Prado Masterpieces
Although there's nothing comparable—in this case, this is the closest you can get to them from anywhere in the world. In fact, you can get closerer and closerer than in front of the real thing, unless you want some Prado staff to hit you on the legs with a taser.
The amazing images are 14 gigapixels, 1,400 times the resolution of a 10 megapixel camera. As you can see in this video, Mad pixel doesn't use any special camera, but a machine-controlled digital camera and algorithms to compensate for deformation and stitch the final result. Zooming in to see the masters' technique and the detail in the painting is just mind blowing.Watch the amazing video