Monday, August 6, 2012

Giant Olympic Imagery

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Giant Olympic Imagery

Yay! Olympic photos have arrived! I'm an Olympics junkie. My wife, however, is not. This has caused me to examine why I so look forward to the games, and what it is that has me so enthralled. I know that I love any spectacle, and any sporting triumph—that's why I'm such a fan of the Tour de France, the Super Bowl and any other athletic spectacle I can find. But still, the Olympics is special. All this analysis finally led me to this realization: it's the visuals! What a gorgeously rendered and attentively photographed visual extravaganza we are fortunate to witness every couple of years. The opening of the London Olympics was no let down, and I thought the visual imagery was outstanding. So I've been champing at the bit to see NBC's gigapan images of the Olympic opening ever since I learned of the plan to create them. Check out DP Review for a link to the NBC gigapans, and stick around DP Review if you care to read an interesting discussion in the comments about the merits, viability and practicality of super-high-resolution displays and their place in Olympic broadcasting.
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