Over the past day or two, I ran into two cool photo presentations on the web that strike me both in their novelty and their user-friendly ease of navigation, a rarity when viewing photos on the web.
First, David Bergman tells how he made a 1,474 megapixel panorama (a 2gig tiff!) at the Obama inauguration that’s now online in a scrollable, zoomable, Googlemaps style presentation. Very cool. Hillary’s eyes are closed. Yo-Yo-Ma’s taking a picture with his phone. Cheney looks like Dr. Strangelove. The screenshot above, or any other screenshot, doesn’t really do justice to the project. It’s a lot of fun to play with. (via MeFi)
Second, in what may be the longest photo ever produced (or “widest” might be a better choice), Simon Hoegsberg captures life on a bridge in Berlin in summer 2007 with his 100 meter long project “We’re All Gonna Die.” I love the photo(s) and the idea, but even more I love how perfectly the online presentation works. Loading isn’t an issue, navigation is intuitive, and the whole thing looks beautiful. (via Conscientious)