The largest photograph in France has just been released online, and anyone can zoom in, zoom out and pan over the image. This 77-gigapixel panorama of the city of Lyon is made up from nearly 4,000 individual photos stitched together with the help of Autopano Giga software from the alpine start-up company Kolor.
Its 77 gigapixels (77 billions of pixels) make this image the largest one in France. De Graaf
Photographers have hidden 8 Easter eggs in the panorama, 5 of them are related to the history of Lyon. The visitor can therefore spend some time finding the surprises and discovering the famous monuments of the 3rd biggest city in France, such as the Fourviere basilica (19th century), the Saint- Jean Cathedral (15th century) or the historical courthouse (19th century).
The shooting took place during the winter; the same panorama will be created over the 3 other seasons.
Size: 601,221 x 128,436 pixels (about 100m x 20m if printed in photo quality)
Image-stitching software: Kolor Autopano Giga 3.0
Robotic mount: Seitz VR Drive II
Camera: Nikon D800E
Lens: Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR II AF + TC-20E III 2x teleconverter
To view the photo, visit the Gigalyon website