Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama










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If you haven’t seen the 600,000 pixel, 360 degree Tokyo panorama that’s flying around the internet, clear your schedule for the next hour and take a look. It’s another work from photographer Jeffrey Martin, who previously documented London in a similar fashion. With a lot of storage and processing power, Martin captured the photo with a Canon EOS 7D, 400mm F5.6L lens and a single robotic assistant.

Photo by Jeffrey Martin. A small slice of the massive 360-degree panorama at a wide view. 

How does a single camera capture such a large scene? Martin had help from a “gigapixel robot” dubbed Clauss Rodeon, moving and snapping images rapidly. According to Martin’s website the scene was shot from four different positions at the top of Tokyo Tower, “each section was stitched together into a panorama, and then these panoramas were joined together to make a full 360° image.”

For more on his process watch the video below.

You can view the interactive panorama below or visit 360 Cities to view it in full-screen glory as it was intended to be seen.

We spent a few minutes (okay, a lot of minutes) panning and zooming throughout the picture. Here are a couple of our favorite discoveries; share yours in the comments.

Tennis players out for an afternoon hit, as revealed by the clock at the top of the frame. Also, a line of colorful unicycles.
An inner-city cemetery. Japanese grave sites are situated close together as most remains are cremated. And now you know that.
Just a train ride on train tracks across a track…

 











Comments


Couscousdelight

The sky & horizon are pretty overexposed.
The price to pay when you use a Canon camera with poor dynamic ?
http://uppix.net/MJzhgy.jpg

BTW, someone else is using a Canon camera 🙂
http://uppix.net/4I5DMr.jpg


Couscousdelight

Robotic assistant & auto-stitching software…
Who need talent when you have technology 🙂
(I don’t mean than the photographer have no talent, but appart selecting the point of view for the camera, most of his work is to wait than the machines finish the work)


Paul_B Midlands UK

Tremendous and innovative piece of work, whichever way you look at it.


chillgreg

The NSA must be doing star-jumps by now… 😉


vferrandog

I ‘ve found a funny one. Did you see the drunk guy on the floor of the park? They have censored his face 🙂 The park is located below the Volkswagen logo.

http://360gigapixels.com/tokyo-tower-panorama-photo/?v=233.3,34.6,1


Press Correspondent

What a waste of time.


CameraLabTester

A lot of entertainment on the internet are a waste of time.

People love it. (waste time)

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chillgreg

Thanks! I was waiting for a Canon DSLR forum member to enlighten me! Awesome!


fotografer

Too bad, you have wasted YOUR time, I think it’s an amazing feat done beautifully by the photographer.


CameraLabTester

Perhaps in the future, detail sections can be zeroed in via data coordinate input, or is it in place already?

Like:

“Ha! I saw a truck van with the front half invisible! LOL! obviously, the image stitch person was sleeping… at (input coordinates here)…” kind of comments…

Entertaining.

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CameraLabTester

The truck van with the invisible front end is real.

I have no way of pointing it out without coordinates.

It is near the center, with people crossing the pedestrian lane.

This can be quite a fun game… 🙂

Please post if you also located it!

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PicOne

DPR should clarify/correct the lead-in. It’s not a 600,000 pixel image, it’s a 600,000 pixel WIDE image. 600,000 pixels isn’t even a megapixel.


Hundminen

Another great city panorama Jeffery.
These gigapixel city panoramas are the extreme in street photography.
And 360cities is one of my favourite web sites, many hours can be wasted exploring distant places around the world over there.


xlynx9

The detail is astonishing. When I first zoomed it made me laugh like a crazy person.


Lcky

groups riding a pair of Thomas and friends trains across the runners track above the cemetery win cake 🙂


xlynx9

only in Japan


leschnyhan

These are great. I spent hours zooming and panning when the London one was published. Now I guess I’ll get familiar with Tokyo.


dtra

Great stuff, like the ultimate Where’s Wally?


shigzeo ?

Is it Wally or Waldo? I’ve seen both. Now I’m confused. By the way, neither one show up in this post.

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