Tokyo in High Definition

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Photographer Jeffrey Martin is known for extremely high-definition panoramic shots of famous places and cities. His most recent 180-gigapixel shot of Tokyo does not disappoint. Zoom in from up to 25 kilometers away to reveal stunningly clear details, from the leaves on a tree to the expressions of unsuspecting office workers. Martin used seven cameras to capture tens of thousands of images, all the while using a gigapixel robot to maintain consistency for image stitching. While the technical quality of the work is admirable enough, the ability to digitally immerse oneself in the heart of Tokyo is quite magical.