As with any extraordinary endeavour, creating one of the world’s most detailed examples of landscape photography means overcoming obstacles – and in some cases, these issues have never been tackled before.
This will come as no surprise when you consider some of the numbers involved in the story of this photo.
The picture is made up of 1,825 individual images. When stitched together, this amounts to an astonishing 57.7 billion pixels of detail.
Any photography project taking place in Dubai is immediately met with the issue of heat – over 40°C at this time of year. What’s more, shooting from a building of this size means allowing for movement from the wind. While our team was stationed on the rooftop, wind speeds averaged over 15 mph – enough to disrupt the millimetre-perfect camera positioning necessary to capture the image sharply.
In keeping with Bentley’s constant journey of improvement, the image had to be even more extraordinary than our first gigapixel image – a photograph of the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase on the Golden Gate Bridge. To achieve this, we’ve adapted the image to allow for even greater, interactive exploration. Not only can you see more of Dubai, but you can see more of the Flying Spur.