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    Great Panoramic Photo

    Another thread here mentioned GigaPan, and panoramic photos.

    Here's an amazing (to me, at least) panoramic picture of last Tuesday's inauguration ceremony:

    http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.p...dow_width=1007

    Clicking on the small pics under the big one zooms into the crowd for some amazing hi-res closeups, and the captions tell you who that person is. Great pic!
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    technology is growing,, wonder what photos we the people are in jim but just dont see them?
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    Resolution's incredible on zoom in. Wierd how some faces have been photoshopped out...

    If they're too secret to be seen, why are they standing in a television picture sent out to a biliion people?

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    Agree, amazing photograph.
    Back in the olden days, like the 1950's, give or take 20 years, panoramic photos were taken with a large camera that had a revolving lens. It would start way to the left and scan to the right. For photos of large groups in schools, there was always one smart alek who would stand at the far left, then as the lens moved, duck down and run to the right and pop up again. In the final photo he was seen standing at both the left and right sides.
    As for this inaug. photo, indeed incredible resolution.
    But, with that cold, I wouldn't have stood out there, or fought those crowds, even if old George Washington, the original, had come back to get sworn in again.

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    It does have great resolution and good timing as well since the President was at the podium. I'm sure if you look there are a few folks showing up more than once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Another thread here mentioned GigaPan, and panoramic photos.

    Here's an amazing (to me, at least) panoramic picture of last Tuesday's inauguration ceremony:

    http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.p...dow_width=1007

    Clicking on the small pics under the big one zooms into the crowd for some amazing hi-res closeups, and the captions tell you who that person is. Great pic!
    With this photo you could play "Spot the security guys"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    But, with that cold, I wouldn't have stood out there, or fought those crowds, even if old George Washington, the original, had come back to get sworn in again.
    You mean the original president, John Hanson.

    It's a little known fact that George Washington was the Father of our Country, but NOT the first president. That honor was given to John Hanson in 1781 when the 13 colonies ratified the constitution and he was elected. George Washington was the first president elected under the constitution in 1789, making him in fact the 8th President.

    So what did this John Hanson due his only year in office? He established the US Treasure, the US Seal and established Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday of November. Not bad for being in power only 365 days!
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    George W. A Rev. hero, among many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Johnson View Post
    You mean the original president, John Hanson...
    A little research shows:

    First president
    The most common myth about Hanson was that he was the first President of the United States.

    The origin of the claim that Hanson is the "forgotten" first President stems from a 1932 book by Seymour Wemyss Smith titled John Hanson – Our First President. Officially Hanson was the third President of the Continental Congress, successor to the first two men to hold the office, Samuel Huntington and Thomas McKean. He was the first to serve a full one-year term, and the first to formally use the title President of the United States in Congress Assembled.

    The office of the President of the United States in Congress Assembled was, despite the name, not an executive post. It bears a closer resemblance to the modern Speaker of the United States House of Representatives or Vice President of the United States. The office was in existence from 1781 to 1788, under the Articles of Confederation. It was replaced by the modern office of President of the United States when the Constitution took effect in 1789. The modern office is significantly more powerful as an executive position.
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