If you’ve never been inside the Jefferson Memorial before in Washington DC, looking at the zoomable photograph at the bottom of this post will give you the feeling that you’ve been there.
The Jefferson Memorial sits along the tidal basin in Potomac Park, dedicated to President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was the third president of the United States and is considered one of the founding fathers of the country. The founding fathers were the leaders and statesmen that signed the Declaration of Independence and wrote the United States Constitution. Inside the memorial is a 19 foot tall bronze statue to Thomas Jefferson.
The image you will be looking at below is a massive 527 megapixels in size. To give you an idea of how large the image is, the current largest megapixel 35mm DSLR is the Nikon D800 at 36.3 megapixel. The image here is 14.5 times more detailed. If you zoom into Jefferson’s face, you’ll be able to see a spider web across his face.
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Slik 700DX Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head