Is this the biggest ever photo of Cork?

Is this the biggest ever photo of Cork?

Photographer Darren Forde is a man on a mission - to display the biggest photo ever taken of his home city of Cork.

Biggest that is, as far as we know (scroll down to see the full image in the embed below).

The massive stitched-together picture is made up of 284 smaller images, painstakingly taken by Darren in March this year. The stitching together and tidying up took a while longer, and take a look at the result: the biggest picture ever made (as far as we know) of the city by the Lee.

As Darren says: “The view stretches from the EMC buildings in Ovens to the west (left), all the way over to Little Island in the east (right). That’s about 20km from West to East. I believe it is the first of its kind for Cork.”

You can zoom in too, thanks to his use of a 400mm lens.

Problem seeing the embed? Click here.

For the techies among you, Darren tells us the massive image is made up of 1.12 gigapixels, or 1,120 megapixels, or 1,120,000,000 pixels – give or take a few - and is 122,622px wide x 9122px high.

“All told, if you were to print this image at 100% it would be just shy of 10.5m wide,” he said.

The original stitched panorama photograph is a file 9GB in size.

He said his next goal is to get the picture printed and put on display somewhere in Cork. You'd want a fine big wall - any takers?!


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