360-Degree Wembley Stadium Panorama Gets Thousands of Facebook Tags
Photographer Jeffrey Martin has created an impressive 360-degree, 10-gigapixel panorama of the Wembley Stadium in London.
The photo, taken at the the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Stoke City on May 14, was created from almost 1,000 individual high resolution photos, which makes it the largest 360-degree sports panorama ever created.
The Wembley 360 project is now attempting to stitch and fine tune the entire panorama in just 24 hours, inviting football fans who were at the game (or know someone who was at the game) to tag the individuals in the audience through Facebook. At the time of this writing, the panorama is tagged with more than 17,300 individual tags.
To create the photo, Martin used a digital SLR and a zoom lens mounted on a robotic tripod head that turned and snapped the photos continuously until it captured the entire space inside the stadium.
Martin, who was commissioned by the Wembley Stadium to create the photo, is known for his 80-gigapixel London panorama and the 40-gigapixel Strahov Monastery Library panorama, the largest indoors photo ever created. In a similar project last year, a photo from the Glastonbury music festival in England received more than 9,000 Facebook tags.