World's Largest Panorama Shows Dubai Down to Girl in Bikini

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At 45 gigapixels, this panorama is the largest in the world. With that detail, it's a Peeping Tom wet dream. It also shows why Dubai seems to have materialized from another dimension. The "We're All F*cking Crazy Here" dimension.

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Click to viewThe 45-gigapixel panorama was made on April 23 by Gizmodo's friend Gerald Donovan from the construction site of the Ubora Towers in Business bay, Dubai. It took 4,250 images taken with a Canon 7D using 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L zoom at 400mm. He shot under the sun for 3 hours and 30 minutes with a temperature of 37ºC 98ºF in the shade. He says that, at the end of it, "the equipment was almost too hot to touch." [Gigapan]

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DISCUSSION

There's an interesting artifact near the girl in the bikini Giz highlighted in the article. It's on the same pool deck, above and to the left of her.

It looks like a guy with a cheap "predator" style cloak. You can see a humanoid outline that's basically an average of the background.

Anyone know what causes this kind of artifact? Is it a byproduct of the stitching?