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BoyBach
Aug 10, 2007, 12:45 PM
I know some people like to enlarge photos of themselves and their cherished offspring to fill a few feet on a wall but what if the photograph was bigger than your entire house, and maybe the ones on either side too?

This is the world’s largest photograph, measuring 28-ft tall and 108-ft wide. It’s of the 5,000-acre Marine Corps Station El Toro, a decommissioned military base that is being converted into hundreds of acres of parkland, museum district, sports complex and thousands of suburban homes in Orange County, California.

To take the world’s biggest photo required the world’s biggest camera – a disused airplane hangar. The team created a massive camera obscura by hanging the canvas - covered in 80-litres of silver halide solution - in the darkened hangar. They then exposed it through an aperture just 1in wide, 15-ft above the ground for 10-days. When done, they developed it in an Olympic sized swimming pool with 600 gallons of developer.

The result: an ancient-looking blurry shot of the airfield and control tower.

Gizmodo Link (http://uk.gizmodo.com/2007/08/10/the_worlds_largest_photograph.html)

The Legacy Photo Project (http://www.legacyphotoproject.com/)


28-ft tall by 108-ft wide. :eek:

killerrobot
Aug 10, 2007, 12:50 PM
Holy nose goblins Batman!!! Thatīs big.

What do you suppose they're doing with 600 gallons of toxic developer?

Lord Blackadder
Aug 10, 2007, 02:25 PM
Very cool. It reminds me of very early 19th century photographs.

atari1356
Aug 10, 2007, 02:30 PM
Looks a bit underexposed to me... I think they need to try again. :p:D

Much Ado
Aug 10, 2007, 02:40 PM
It's surely available as a software update for the iPhone camera?

Willis
Aug 10, 2007, 06:36 PM
sorry... but why?

Abstract
Aug 10, 2007, 06:56 PM
Ego?

gonyr
Aug 10, 2007, 07:03 PM
They should have just taken a regular photo, and run it through the rasterbator (http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/)

tominated
Aug 10, 2007, 08:34 PM
They should have just taken a regular photo, and run it through the rasterbator (http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/)

hehe. funny name

Shotgun OS
Aug 11, 2007, 12:37 AM
Dang, the thumbnail attachment doesn't enlarge to actual size. :(

combatcolin
Aug 11, 2007, 02:35 PM
Looks, well sort of crap eh?

When i read this on teletext i imagined a massive pristine colour image the size of New Zealand, not a blurry black and white fuzz-a-rama image.

Still, makes interesting reading.

Pigumon
Aug 11, 2007, 10:36 PM
That picture proves Jesus was a communist!

Finally.

hayduke
Aug 11, 2007, 11:05 PM
That picture proves Jesus was a communist!

Finally.

I noticed that too!

robPOD
Aug 12, 2007, 12:50 AM
Looks, well sort of crap eh?

When i read this on teletext i imagined a massive pristine colour image the size of New Zealand, not a blurry black and white fuzz-a-rama image.

Still, makes interesting reading.

Hey I live in New Zealand:cool:

combatcolin
Aug 12, 2007, 07:52 AM
Hey I live in New Zealand:cool:

Dude, i was implying that the image should be a little bigger than 4 * 6 inches, say 400 * 600 miles.....;)

Was going to say Wales but i had just mentioned Peter Jackson in an earlier post and my mind was all things Kiwi.

:p

KD7IWP
Aug 13, 2007, 10:11 AM
I love the comments in this thread.

whooleytoo
Aug 13, 2007, 12:00 PM
The biggest photo in the world, and it's not of boobies?

I call fake.*
(* the photo, not the boobies)

killerrobot
Aug 14, 2007, 09:10 AM
The biggest photo in the world, and it's not of boobies?

I call fake.*
(* the photo, not the boobies)

They couldn't get her to stand in the exact same position for ten days so it came out so blurry it just looked Dick Chaney with his shirt off.

So they went with Plan B, the above photo.

shecky
Aug 14, 2007, 09:12 AM
i think its wonderful, personally.

brad.c
Aug 14, 2007, 02:43 PM
They just need 23 more to make the worlds largest 1 second video clip.

FoxyKaye
Aug 14, 2007, 04:36 PM
El Toro... El Toro... Hmm. Ah, yes! I remember now. That "photo" is a fake because El Toro was destroyed back in 1996 during the alien invasion that Will Smith had to fight off. It's in that documentary film, Independence Day. This was a year before Will Smith started working for the government and erased all our memories of the event.

:p

Neat idea though - I found myself wondering similarly about the swimming pool filled with photo developing chemicals.

kwood
Aug 15, 2007, 01:33 PM
Neat idea though - I found myself wondering similarly about the swimming pool filled with photo developing chemicals.

Probably just dumped it in the Ocean. :eek:

it5five
Aug 15, 2007, 04:39 PM
i think its wonderful, personally.

Me too. It's really cool.

bocomo
Aug 16, 2007, 08:26 PM
they avoided talking about chemical disposal on the legacy proj website, go figure.

the exposure was "only" 35 minutes by the way (i know, still too long for boobies)

i think it needs more contrast

vicious7
Aug 18, 2007, 08:18 PM
Um...I don't know what to say. :confused:

dmw007
Aug 19, 2007, 01:48 PM
That is one big photograph! :eek: :D