While this picture of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco might seem just another wallpaper shot, it, in fact, was a record-breaking photograph shot by Bentley in 2016. The image consisted of 53 billion pixels, with the photograph being a collage of 700 different images stitched together using NASA’s panorama technology.
“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). The result, if reproduced in standard print format, would be the size of a football field.”
The video below shows how they managed to pull this off.
The gigapixel resolution of the photograph means that you can zoom all the way into the photo without blurring it and discover the Bentley’s Mulsanne despite the picture being captured from 700 meters away. The picture is so high definition that you could even see the embroidery on the seats!
That was 2016, now Bentley has again replicated this experiment with their Flying Spur model hidden in an even more intricate photograph (cover photo). The image taken is of a stunning Dubai’s cityscape from 264 meters in the air!
This picture is an improvement on the last one, entailing over 57 billion pixels (or 57 gigapixels) meaning it entails, even more clarity and details waiting to be explored. The reason for taking the picture from that high in the air was to avoid the hazy mist due to the heat in the city, which means you can zoom in and discover Bentley’s Flying Spur parked by the Dubai Marina, up to the point of the car’s logo!
What’s next? A photo from the space maybe!
You can read the official version of this feat on Bentley’s website.