BT has created a world record with a 360 degrees, 320 gigapixel photo of London captured from the 29th floor of BT tower. The panoramic image is a result of a combination of 42,640 individual pictures of the capital city and has reportedly taken three days to process. The image was taken to celebrate the contribution of BT in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The panoramic image of London was taken by four Canon EOS 7D cameras equipped with EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lenses and the Extender EX 2x III teleconverter. It was shot during the last year at the end of 2012 London Olympics by Jeffrey Martin, Holger Schulze and Tom Mills.
If the image is printed in a normal resolution, it would be around the size of the Buckingham Palace. The previous world record for the largest panorama image was an 80 gigapixel image taken from the Centre Point tower at the end of London’s Oxford Street.
Talking about the importance of the BT tower, BT group marketing & brand director, Suzi Williams said, “The BT Tower is such an iconic London landmark, and became a focus for the capital’s celebrations in 2012. What better way to capture that remarkable year than with a full panoramic photograph taken from its roof?”
BT has hidden Buzby, its former mascot somewhere in the panoramic image of London and anyone who finds it stands a chance to win free broadband, an iPad and a trip to the top of the BT Tower. Buzby featured in BT advertisements during the 1970s. You can witness the image at the company’s website.