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158 Megapixel Panorama of Seattle (and beyond)

Posted by on April 25th, 2013
Seattle Pano Kerry Park Space Needle Mt Rainier Small

Scroll down for the full-rez version.

Even if you’ve never heard of Seattle’s Kerry Park, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a photo taken there. The park gives visitors a sweeping view of the city’s skyline flanked by the glaciated summit of Mt. Rainier in the background. After months of clouds and sunsets too early to catch, I finally had the chance to shoot the iconic vista — something I’ve wanted to do since I arrived in Seattle.

The panorama below (of which the first image is just a small part) was created by stitching together 27 vertical photos taken at 200mm. The final image is nearly 45,000 pixels long or 12.5 feet at 300ppi and would take a 158 megapixel sensor to capture all at once. Use the controls to zoom in and explore Seattle or, If you’d rather accesses the full resolution image, click here (be careful, it’s huge!). 

For those of you who like scavenger hunts, here’s a small list of things waiting to be discovered in the panorama:

  • At least 4 jumbo jets 
  • At least 2 radio stations
  • A guy in bright red pants
  • The club house at a golf course all the way over in Newcastle!
  • Montana
  • The dome of First Convenant Church, the steeple of Seattle First Baptist Church, the steeple of Swedish Medical Center’s James Tower, and the twin towers of Immaculate Conception Church.
  • At least 18 construction cranes (not counting the cargo cranes used to unload ships)

This is by far the biggest most detailed panorama I’ve ever taken. I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you find any fun or quirky details as you comb it over.