Jan 28 2011Amazing: 24-Hours Stitched Into Single Photo


Note: Full-size version HERE and a version with an overlay showing some of the details of the shot HERE.

This is a photo depicting a single 24-hour time period over Athens (Greece, NOT Georgia) stitched together from a buttload of shots taken by Chris Kotsiopoulos and rendered for over 12-hours. Looks kind of like a Little Big Planet/Super Mario Galaxy planet, doesn't it? YES HUH IT DOES! The logistics:

I began the shooting the morning of December 30, 2010, taking photos with my camera on a tripod facing east. The day portion of this shoot is composed of a dozen shots covering the landscape from east to west as well as the Sun's course across the sky, from sunrise to sunset. I recorded the Sun's position exactly every 15 minutes using an intervalometer, with an astrosolar filter adjusted to the camera lens. In one of the shots, when the Sun was near its maximum altitude, I removed the filter in order to capture a more dramatic shot that showed the Sun's "glare."

After sunset, I took various shots with the camera facing west-northwest in order to achieve a more smooth transition from the day portion to the night portion of the image. The night portion is also composed of a dozen landscape shots but this time from west to east. After the transition" shots, I took a short star trail sequence of approximately half an hour duration, with the camera facing northwest. At 7:30, I turned the camera to the north and started taking the "all-night" star trail shots -- lasting almost 11 hours. After accomplishing this, I then turned the camera to northeast and shot another short half an hour star trail sequence, and then finally, with the camera now facing east-northeast, I took a series of night-to-day transition shots.

Impressive work, Chris. Or should I say, "ZEUS?!" Haha, like a mere mortal could create a shot like that. Nice try, lightning-dick!

Twenty Four Hour View of the Sky [epod]
The 24 Hours of One Day In One Single Photo [gizmodo]

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This made my day. HAR HAR


Old. NASA posted their on their daily picture website weeks ago.

Reminds me of "The Little Prince" cartoon.

That's nothing. I was more impressed the other day, when I was video-taping myself dropping like THE biggest deuce in the bowl after a Taco Bell all-nighter. I thought my Mom was going to kill me, hack if she didn't pop a squat and pinch an even BIGGER one!! I like fudge.

his is the lowest number i ever got! and nice picture right.

This reminds me of the planet from the dragon ball series. (Planet Kai I think?)

What a showoff.

oh this is really Amazing...

Damm remind me of kingdom Hearts..............

Oh wow! That is fantastic!



Sigh.....I miss Daisy...

hrmm, too bad that piece of dust what on the lens the whole time

at 13: me too :(


regular pic --http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38574213

You will notice that the ultimate arc of 24hrs. forms circles within circles. This pattern is THE universal template for all existence. This stuff can make you crazy, though, as the lady in this video clearly shows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUI3Xr1HOnY

its shooped i can tell by the pixels

Would of been a billion times better if it was a bunch of hot women stripping throughout a 24-Hour day Stitched Into Single Photo. just sayin....

Wow that's amazing. And I bet that person has reproduced unfortunately.

“Mocha & Milk” is a perfect match like “black & white” people

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The most successful interra cial /// da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your swee t “milk” or “mocha”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too lon g for you !!

So nice...

well done!

(Btw, where is Geekologie now?

Reminds me of Populous - The Beginning.

Pfftt...I see that view every time I open a new bottle of Tequila.

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