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Inauguration: Faces in the Crowd


A few people have forwarded me the link to this amazing, zoomable panoramic photo of Obama's inauguration and asked if I could find myself in the crowd. I did.


Please forgive the "demo" box that's popping around the screen. I downloaded a program so I could convert a flash movie I created into what you see. When it arrives at the final image, you'll see Corey Johnson in the middle of a gigantic yawn (we had about three hours of sleep the night before), and me to the right, hunkered down in the cold under that brimmed cap.

Here's another explanation of how the photo was made:

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  1. Kinda big brotherish ya know?

    Posted by: jason | Jan 26, 2009 9:34:45 PM

  2. That's amazing, Andy. Thanks.

    Be sure to check out that thing on George H.W.'s head. It looks like something W might have shot on the ranch, or maybe road kill. I love it.

    Posted by: Boxerdad | Jan 26, 2009 9:36:06 PM

  3. i see aretha's hat

    Posted by: andy d. | Jan 26, 2009 11:26:03 PM

  4. i can't find myself, did you have to be there?

    Posted by: Anon | Jan 26, 2009 11:31:40 PM

  5. Zoom into Cheney....

    He looks just like old man Potter.

    Posted by: John | Jan 27, 2009 12:41:35 AM

  6. Amazing. Clarence Thomas is sleeping through the first African-American president's Inauguration address. Congrats, Mr. Thomas, for being such a fucking douchebag.

    Posted by: Tread | Jan 27, 2009 1:52:27 AM

  7. Oh my God! He was tapping his feet! He... oh wait, never mind. Cheney wearing Jack Abramoff's hat?

    Posted by: Alex | Jan 27, 2009 2:03:57 AM

  8. I'm glad we stood by that tree!

    Made us much easier to find.

    Say what you will, but its a day I'll always remember. Not so much for what it meant, big picture, but for the people I met and their individual stories.

    Posted by: mike_in_lancaster | Jan 27, 2009 8:17:19 AM

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