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Bentley Used NASA Tech to Create This 53-Gigapixel Car Photo

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Check out this photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s no ordinary photo: Bentley calls it “the world’s most extraordinary car photograph.” Why? Because it’s a 53-gigapixel photo that you can zoom waaay into.

Here’s what it looks like when you zoom from 700 meters away all the way in to the embroidery in the passenger seat of the $330,000 Bentley Mulsanne on the bridge:

Impressive, eh? Bentley created the massive photo by stitching together 700 separate photos using NASA’s panorama stitching technology — the same kind used to create panoramas of Mars shot by the Curiosity rover. In all, the project took 6 months to plan, 6 days to shoot, and 2.5 months to retouch.

“An incredible 4,425 times larger than a typical smartphone image, this extraordinary photograph is made up of approximately 53 billion pixels (or 53,000 megapixels),” Bentley writes. “The result, if reproduced in standard print format, would be the size of a football field.”

You can zoom into the photo for yourself by visiting this interactive viewer on Bentley’s website.

(via Bentley via The Verge)

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