Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Surveillance Photo Capabilities

  1. #1

    Exclamation Surveillance Photo Capabilities

    FWIW -

    Here's a surveillance phote of Obama being sworn in:

    http://gigapan.org/viewGigapanFullsc...648c2b4b06233c

    Clearly, Big Brother is watching.....

    J.K.

    P.S. Clearly, indeed!

  2. #2
    Rally Rat Sue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    2,197

    david bergman, photographer

    Not Big Brother, at all.

    Here is the link to the photo and how the image was captured.
    Amazing work by an amazing photographer.

    http://www.davidbergman.net/blog/200...gural-address/

    Sorry - no black helicopters here.
    Sue Rihn #43753
    BMW MOA Ambassador; Candidate for Director 2018
    Sometimes it's the bend in the road that makes life worth the ride.

  3. #3

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    Not Big Brother, at all.

    Here is the link to the photo and how the image was captured.
    Amazing work by an amazing photographer.

    http://www.davidbergman.net/blog/200...gural-address/

    Sorry - no black helicopters here.
    Hi Sue -

    The boyz in black have even greater capabilities, trust me. This is just unclassified stuff to give you an idea of when to say "cheese."

    J.K.

  4. #4
    You stupid, fix it! r11rs94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tiverton, RI
    Posts
    5,152
    That must be some camera this guy is using. Can we hire him for the rally this summer?
    The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
    I answer to Roy, Chief, or Sarg.
    04 R-1150-RT current bike. 94 R-1100-RS74,383, Sold, 78 R-80/7, K.I.A by a D.U.I
    www.OceanStateBMWriders.com

  5. #5

    Lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    That must be some camera this guy is using. Can we hire him for the rally this summer?
    The lense is hidden in the Clown's belly button. Make President Obama an honorary BMWMOA member, and I'm sure photogs will follow.

    J.K.

  6. #6
    Unfunded content provider tommcgee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Braintree, MA
    Posts
    3,150
    There's a lot more of this type of thing here: http://livelabs.com/seadragon/

    They've even got an iPhone version of the app.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 And DRAT! Missed the last one in 2015!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

  7. #7
    Focused kbasa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Marin By God County, California
    Posts
    11,664
    Quote Originally Posted by JK View Post
    FWIW -

    Here's a surveillance phote of Obama being sworn in:

    http://gigapan.org/viewGigapanFullsc...648c2b4b06233c

    Clearly, Big Brother is watching.....

    J.K.

    P.S. Clearly, indeed!
    W looks like he's trying to squeeze a fart out or something.
    Dave Swider
    Marin County, CA

    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

  8. #8
    Registered User gfspencer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    700
    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    That must be some camera this guy is using. Can we hire him for the rally this summer?
    He said he was using a Canon G10 which is a point and shoot camera . . . a very good point and shoot but a point and shoot nevertheless. He took 220 shots and stitched them together to make one huge photograph. Very cool!
    2015 R nineT

  9. #9
    Rally Rat PAULBACH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Ballston Spa, NY; South of the Adirondacks, North of the Catskills and West of The Berkshires and Green Mountains
    Posts
    6,822
    Clarence Thomas looks like he fell asleep.
    And check out the gent to the left of the Coast Guard Admiral. Looks like a very well know motorcycle personality.

  10. #10
    Rally Rat Mar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    1,119
    Man, you wouldn't want to be picking your nose or anything, would you?
    Marilyn Roberts
    R nineT, R1200R, R100 Mystic

  11. #11
    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    State of Confusion
    Posts
    7,799
    If you want to know more know about how these stitched photos are taken, check out this
    -=Brad

    It isn't what you ride, it is if you ride

  12. #12
    Grow'd up Mini Trail munchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Fort Collins, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming
    Posts
    248
    Believe it or not, the equipment that the photographer used to do that is now within the reach of just about anybody. Not much more $$ than a decent point-and-shoot. Just another one of those technologies that has advanced tremendously in the last few years, mostly due to the growth of the "stitching" software which is now a part of Photoshop, as well as a number of relatively inexpensive programs such as PTAssembler, PTGui and, of course Apple's Quicktime.

    http://www.gigapansystems.com/ now sells the Gigapan Epic for $379. It is basically a motorized base that moves the camera in defined degrees horizontally, then up, takes more, etc. What you get is a mosaic of hundreds of hi resolution images that are then 'stitched' into one big, 'gigapixel' photo. These are posted online and the software loads a giga pixel zoom program that lets you zoom in and out. Very cool but, yes, kinda spooky.

    If you want to see another example of some amazing photo software, check out the demo of Photosynth which takes everybody's snaps off the web of a given structure or place and synthesizes them together into an interactive, multi photo image. Ya gotta see it, too hard to explain.

    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/b...hotosynth.html

    YOWZA !!

    2002 R1150GS
    MOA #104910, Twisted Shaft Motorcycle Club #241

  13. #13
    aprarye
    Guest
    I knew this system was coming 4 years ago as a development of NASA and Carnegie Mellon University

    www.gigapan.org/index.php

    www.cs.cmu.edu/~globalconn/gigapan.html

    I used to work for a stock photography company Panoramic Images in Evanston IL sales - rights & permissions, digital imaging and photographer

    As to surveillance capabilities you have no idea what can be seen via satellite from space. All I can say is if need be they can see you laying around after a ride

  14. #14
    Seattle-area Rounder OfficerImpersonator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Just north of Seattle, WA
    Posts
    2,813
    Is Justice Ginsberg in the witness protection program?

    And what was the deal with George H. W. Bush's hat? How many nutria had to die to make that thing?
    Seattle, WA
    2012 R1200GSA
    2002 R1150RT-P
    1992 K75S sold

  15. #15
    Dee G flymymbz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central WA
    Posts
    587
    Quote Originally Posted by Munchy View Post

    If you want to see another example of some amazing photo software, check out the demo of Photosynth which takes everybody's snaps off the web of a given structure or place and synthesizes them together into an interactive, multi photo image. Ya gotta see it, too hard to explain.

    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/b...hotosynth.html

    YOWZA !!
    Holy smokes. That is pretty flippen awesome.
    Too damn many bikes to list

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •