Planning a getaway this Republic Day weekend? Well, think beyond the usual hill stations and actually look at those parts of India which enhance our culture.
Wondering what I am talking about?
I am talking about our very own smurf town which is the second largest city in Rajasthan.
Often referred as Sun City and Blue City, the palaces and culture of the city is something that is worth watching. Not to forget that this city is one of the favourite spots for destination weddings and pre-wedding photoshoots.
Pranshu Dubey, Founder of Pixeldo.com, a drone photography website has made a panorama view map of the Blue City. The image above is a 24 Gigapixel view of the entire city.
Pranshu is a photographer based out of Indore. And he claims to have made the entire map in seven days.
To your amusement, the city that I'm talking about is none other than Jodhpur. But, what made him choose Jodhpur?
"I was looking for colorful cityscapes in India. Rajasthan being culturally rich, attracted me. I went to Jaipur too, but then I decided to start with Jodhpur. I asked permission from the Fort Trust of Jodhpur to give me access to Fort Wall to capture such images. Everything went well and I made this image," says Pranshu Dubey.
The map is made out of 351 different images. And if someone decides to print it on paper, they would need 135-meter long paper.
What technique did he use to click these images?
"This image is not captured by a drone. To click such image we use the robotic panoramic head on which we define our frame and all other technical aspects and then we capture hundreds of images. Later, these images are stitched to form a massive resolution image. Jodhpur image is made up of 351 images. Each image was 50megapixel and the final outcome file is 24 Gigapixel. The size of the stitched single image is 86GB," he says.
"Now I am planning to cover more cities like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, etc. I am trying to create a value by helping tourism. I also want to show people that how advance photography techniques can help in the growth of tourism and online interaction with any specific content," says Pranshu Dubey.