My brother-in-law Chris sent a link to this amazing photo: "
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address by David Bergman
," on a site called
I made this Gigapan image from the north press platform during President Obama's inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC on January 20, 2009. It's made up of 220 images and the final image size is 59,783 X 24,658 pixels or 1,474 megapixels.
What makes it so amazing is the fact that you can zoom in on any portion (click with the little hand), thus allowing you to focus in on Pres. Obama at his moment of glory...
or (click on more)
The outgoing team: W. in a comfy chair and V.P. Cheney looking like a cross between Dr. Strangelove and the villain in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Or a grainy Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, apparently napping
You can also take and tag snaps on the site to show where you are in the crowd (or to point out anomalies in the photomontage),
So where are the Humboldt County folks? I put in a call to Times Standard city editor James Falk -- unfortunately he's outside the frame somewhere lower right.
We know Rep. Mike Thompson is there somewhere. Can anyone point him out?
Were you there? Where are you?