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Wednesday, 14th August 2013
In General Japan News,

Giant panoramic photo of Tokyo revealed

Tokyo's skyline is an incredibly impressive sight when you can view it from a vantage point like the Tokyo Tower.

Photographer Jeffrey Martin recently captured a 360-degree panoramic image of the city from this viewpoint, taking over 10,000 images in the process.

Writing in the Guardian, he stated: "It is inherently geographic, in describing a single point on the earth, and in far greater detail than anyone could experience with the naked eye."

He shot the panorama in three sections, with each of these taking between 60 and 90 minutes to capture. Mr Martin explained the whole process was faster thanks to a robot camera mount, which enabled him to turn the camera by precise amounts and to focus and shoot frames while the camera was moving.

All the images have now been joined to create an interactive 360-degree panorama of the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Using the controls, viewers have the ability to move the photo to see different parts of the city and can zoom in, allowing them to pick out very specific details. As well as moving from left to right, the image can also be tilted up and down, offering a variety of different perspectives.

Written by Susan Ballion


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