After going to Tokyo 10 months ago, I have finally finished two of the largest images I have ever made (and a couple of the very largest photos ever made in the world, period)
These images have been a real labor of love (love and frustration…) and have ended up taking much longer to do than originally planned for. I want to thank all of my colleagues for being so patient about letting me work on them for such a long time. Hopefully the result is worth it.
The first one, shot from the roof of the lower observatory on
is the second-largest image I’ve ever made. That’s 600,000 pixels wide. Just a reminder that your mobile phone shoots photos around 3000 pixels wide. The largest possible size of an image in Photoshop is 300,000 pixels. So, this image was very difficult to assemble into a single seamless image. In fact, it has never existed as a single image file. To view it on the web, the image is cut into more than a million little “tiles” which are loaded as needed depending on your view (similar to google maps, for example)
I made a short video showing a few details of the photo, just to give you an idea of how much you’re able to see. Take a look:
The second one is shot from the tallest accessible skyscraper in Tokyo – the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. Here are a few screenshots from this image.