GigaView

Thomas Hayden is a gigapixel panoramic photographer based in Portland, OR.

Focused primarily on 360, full-sphere panoramas that allow users to zoom in to explore details, my gigapixel photography has covered legendary bands like U2 and sports icons like the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as museums, retail businesses, and natural settings.

With over 380 gigapixel panoramas uploaded to Photosynth.net so far, it is my goal to become ranked among the most viewed panoramic photographers in the world.

Thank you for exploring my portfolio here. You will also find many of my images at GigaPan.com under the name "GigaView360" & 360Cities.net under Thomas Hayden.

If you enjoy my work, please share it with your networks.

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Pulpit Rock, Stavanger, Norway
Pulpit Rock, Stavanger, Norway
EkaPutra (2 weeks ago)
Amazing picture, many thing in the world was incredible. Keep going! http://rumahbro.blogspot.com/

zay1 (2 weeks ago)
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Maten (2 months ago)
"Pictures can speaks louder then words" http://about.me/fixing.airconditioner

Resep46 (2 months ago)
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byutrta (2 months ago)
good picture, many thing in the world was incredible...i like nature picture thanks Jual hajar jahanam http://www.desainrumahminimalisterbaru.com/

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
GigaView (10 months ago)
Bea- utiful panorama! Check out mine from the tulips http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=32a05b37-8d88-4583-93dc-d61cf5eff12a Looks like you are in Portland area, let's talk panos sometime - google Views profile - https://www.google.com/maps/views/profile/115060585505885733799?gl=us&hl=en-us

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Meyers Spring
Meyers Spring
emanphoto (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for including all the info on the site as well.

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
I didn't know Texas had such rich rock art! Thanks for showing us Meyers Spring! Here's a panel from Utah - http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=2e87b23c-a81b-47fc-993d-266b652e7a36

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Seattle Fall Colors
Seattle Fall Colors
HarasPlessis (Over 1 year ago)
Superb Matt. I have explored this pano again and again. So I favorite it again!

MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Nice, Mattu. Beautifull autumn colors ! I've added it to my favorites.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
@Quickwrapz - for panos that you own you do the following: (1) login, (2) click "Edit this panorama" centered under the main window, (3) click the "Highlights" tab in the pane that opens to the right.

RandyMiller (Over 1 year ago)
How do you add the images on the right side of the screen. The Space Needle, Smith tower, etc.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Hello GigaView. ICE should handle vignetting pretty well. This was just stitched straight-up in ICE. I added a few more details in the description.

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Columbia River Gorge
Columbia River Gorge
Justin.Hamel (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you!

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Fantastic! Well done, Justin!

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The House Group - Sequoia National Park
The House Group - Sequoia National Park
Pazzaro (Over 1 year ago)
Very good job.

Harald.De.Luca (Over 1 year ago)
belle forêt.

CqCasting (Over 1 year ago)
Awesome Work you have here. I'm just learning this photosynth program and have the Olympic National Park for a back-yard. I'm using a Point-n-shoot camera and see that using a tri or mono-pod would be an advantage. Thanks for sharing.

ultfrisbee (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for the comment. I would highly recommend making the trip. It's really hard to capture ans convey the true magnitude of these trees. I've taken all of my panoramas manually using an Acratech GP Ballhead. Images are stitched in ICE.

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you for this beautiful view. I have several National Parks in my collection of 250Mp+ 360 panos, but I've been wanting to go to the Redwoods south of me for over a year. You may have given me the push. What pano head do you use? Stitch with ICE or upload from Photoshop?

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Eielson Visitor's Center, Denali N.P.
Eielson Visitor's Center, Denali N.P.
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Wonderful! Early snow, even for Denali! Sad news from the park this year with the bear fatality. Thanks for taking me back to a place I once called home. I shot my first panoramic imagery in Denali in 2005, seems like another lifetime.

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Denali National Park Panorama 3
Denali National Park Panorama 3
ttnewton (Over 1 year ago)
Lovely! Thanks for sharing! :-)

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for taking me back to Denali, if only in a pano.

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Halyomorpha halys - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Halyomorpha halys - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
ricohplio (Over 1 year ago)
It is beautiful even in mirror!

Curtis_Sleve (Over 1 year ago)
Jayson, you are correct. The photo is horizontally mirrored. I did this because I was too lazy to complete the entire insect.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
The description says: "Image duplicated and flipped horizontally to make a 2.19 gigapixel image"

jaysonragasa.net (Over 1 year ago)
As I closely look onto the image. The half of the bug's body is just mirrored. why?

Curtis_Sleve (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you for the comments. David that is an ocellus (plural ocelli). Its another form of eye. titanmiller, I am planning more projects in the future. This image took about 20 hours of work from start to finish so to catalog even 100 species would require a great deal of time. With my wife and son at home and a full time job it will have to remain just a hobby for now... Depth of field is an obstacle at these magnifications. It may take 100 photos at different focal planes which will be combined into a single image by the focus stacking program.

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Great Malvern
Great Malvern
Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
Yes, I think that this is the best pano from Malvern. I visited the hills about 3 times waiting for perfect visibility. Luckily the place is only 45 minutes from my house. I would like to do a Spring edition now, but the weather last 3 weeks is terrible.

MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Superb, Martin! Incredible resolution. I have "fovorited" it. Would you say this is the best of your Great Malvern panos?

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Martin, truly an incredible view, well captured.

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Silver King at Crystal Mountain
Silver King at Crystal Mountain
MagiView (Over 1 year ago)
Great pano, Mattu. Impressive!

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Thomas. Totally agree with you. These images work really well at ski areas. Still so much potential to do cool stuff here - e.g. overlay run names, tag yourself, overlay videos, ...

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Gorgeous GigaPixel, MattU! A great example of what ski resorts and other large recreation properties can and should do.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks everyone. @Larry_R ICE took about 2 hours to stitch, Photoshop then takes 1/2 hour to load. @RELE this was 300mm @AngelesCrest the Gigapan shoots in columns. This was 1200 images shot in RAW (no HDR). I did tweak the white point and exposure for a lot of them before stitching because the camera was underexposing the snow, making a lot of the inputs grayish.

AngelesCrest (Over 1 year ago)
2 Hours shooting! Wow. Q: Does it shoot in rows or columns? It seems columns would be better for changing light conditions. Q: Was this HDR or single shot? Very nice, thanks!

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Shooting 30 gigapixels at Crystal Mountain
Shooting 30 gigapixels at Crystal Mountain
mattu (Over 1 year ago)
mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Thomas. I posted to their page.

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
I think GigaPan was looking for shots like this last week on their Facebook page.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
See the result of the panorama shot from that tripod here: http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=09444673-6e18-42c7-bb1e-ad6458329f8f

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Hoover Dam from Bridge
Hoover Dam from Bridge
Planetaero (Over 1 year ago)
It's a great spot. The view is fantastic. I was amazed at how high up you were. It is a long way down.

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
I've been wanting to shoot from this location for five years now, as I've watched them building this. Nice job. Might be worth a trip to Vegas.

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Our house
Our house
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Good lookin dog, David. All the best for the new year.

Lassehybo (Over 1 year ago)
It's not fair that you have green grass and we have snow and slushy weather at Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year anyway.

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Black Corridor, Red Rock Canyon
Black Corridor, Red Rock Canyon
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Spectacular! Great concept for a panorama and excellent execution

PhotosynthTeam (Over 1 year ago)
Amazing! please give us a geotag when you have a second...

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Drive-in Icecream Store
Drive-in Icecream Store
amn.hodge (Over 1 year ago)
mmmm ice cream....

adrian.info (Over 1 year ago)
must have been one hell of a craving :)

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Amazing! Make sure the owners of the Baskin Robbins are aware that this panorama exists for the court case.

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Algonquin Park Fall Colours
Algonquin Park Fall Colours
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Really, very beautiful.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Glorious!

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Hot Cookie
Hot Cookie
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Hey Marc, Keep up the great work. I just checked out some of your GigwalkPro videos on YouTube and I wanted to thank you. Being in Portland, I don't have the opp to Gigwalk, but I'd prob be doing just what you are, if I could. Do you also shoot panos w real cameras? I do gigapixel mostly & try to get stores to pay me directly. Not easy, but more value. Loved the "Without Permission" videos, but I think if the press (esp MS haters) got wind, such honesty could jeopardize the whole program. A&F, for example, might raise an alarm. As a former G StreetViewer from the beginning, I think the concern is real. What do you think? @GigaView360 on twitter

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Dottie Harper Park in Burien
Dottie Harper Park in Burien
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Excellent collection and use of Photosynth by a municipality. Curious why these aren't embedded into the BurienParks.net website yet?

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Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Congrats on the front page, Dalkorath! Multnomah Falls is a great place for panoramas. Here's my big pano of the place - http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=f51bd508-af67-4f91-9d9c-f0cf89c5489b. I lucked out with group of people on the bridge starring back at the camera just I took their photo.

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Spirea
Spirea
elfrench (Over 1 year ago)
The zooming thumbnails are built into Photosynth. You can define them at any time.

nuwave (Over 1 year ago)
How did you create the new buds, leaf texture, leaf texture 2, and full bloom windows and get it to zoom in? Thanks so much!

elfrench (Over 1 year ago)
It was done with a custom built spherical macro pano head: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v649/etfrench/Macro Pano Head/ That plus a lot of time :)

nuwave (Over 1 year ago)
this is very beautiful!! pls tell me how you did this!!!

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful result. Thanks for sharing!

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Summit Of Eldorado Peak, North Cascades National Park
Summit Of Eldorado Peak, North Cascades National Park
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Actually I did carry the big camera, 2 lenes and my tripod up :-) But creating a pano with app takes so much less time...

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Nice not to have to carry the big camera body up the mountain, I bet. I do miss the resolution at a location like this. Tell us some of the story of the climb in the descriptions, please.

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Crown 808162 Royal Court A
Crown 808162 Royal Court A
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Love it!

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Landscape arch- Arches National Park
Landscape arch- Arches National Park
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Great mobile pano! Arches is a wonderful park for panos, as is Natural Bridges to the south. Here's one of mine from Sipapu Bridge - http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=3dbbfcaf-f35a-42d3-87ff-496bddf053cf

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Sunrise from Fern Canyon
Sunrise from Fern Canyon
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful panorama. I appreciate what it takes to make one of these, from the hike, with the gear, to the difficulties with light. Here's one of my mountian scenes - http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=af71f42c-0f64-4e52-9425-464b5b7895f7

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Maryhill Winery view from the center of the Amphitheater.
Maryhill Winery view from the center of the Amphitheater.
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Well done, Maryhill! I'm glad you liked my stuff enough to get the app, a profile, and start making your own. I love it!

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Monastère de Chozoviotissa (2)
Monastère de Chozoviotissa (2)
m.loizou (Over 1 year ago)
such a peaceful place and the blue of the sea is amazing

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Absolutely beautiful.

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U2 Anaheim Stadium #1, 06-17-2011
U2 Anaheim Stadium #1, 06-17-2011
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Great panos, deliot. Did you see this one? http://www.u2.com/gigapixelfancam/110617/

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U2 360º Tour at Qwest Field in Seattle
U2 360º Tour at Qwest Field in Seattle
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Nice seats! David, how many panos were posted from the show? The BIG 20 GigaPixel pano with Facebook integration and personalized print options will be found here later today - http://www.u2.com/gigapixelfancam You'll have to zoom in to find yourself on the floor, Josh. Let me know if you guys ever want a medium (250 MP) to extra large (20 GP) pano shot for any any events in Seattle. We can dial it in through the Fan Cam guys.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Fantastic!

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Consumnes River Rockclimbing (Spherical Panorama)
Consumnes River Rockclimbing (Spherical Panorama)
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Careful. These spherical panos are addictive. This is a great one.

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The Church in Bratulesti - Biserica din Bratulesti
The Church in Bratulesti - Biserica din Bratulesti
PHDUC (Over 1 year ago)
Absolument magnifique ! Bravo !!!

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Absolutely beautiful.

Cepaliga (Over 1 year ago)
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Brad and Deena in the Grand Canyon
Brad and Deena in the Grand Canyon
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Looks like a great hike. Congrats on the front page! Search for Grand Canyon GigaView here on Photosynth for a collection of 250 megapixel 360 panos taken from the river level last year. Read all about it at http://gigapanmagazine.org/vol3/issue1/

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Endeavour after RSS retraction
Endeavour after RSS retraction
klemos (Over 1 year ago)
oiiiiiiiiiiiii

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful. God Speed, Endeavor.

KillianMcGrath (Over 1 year ago)
Seamless, What program did you use to stitch the photos together ?

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Alaska - Denali Highway
Alaska - Denali Highway
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Best ptarmigan hunting on the planet in the fall!

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Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Nice Pano, Dave! Is this from the boat?

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Polygraph Pass, Denali, Alaska
Polygraph Pass, Denali, Alaska
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
It's Polychrome, not Polygraph, just saying.

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Balls Falls - Joe Starman
Balls Falls - Joe Starman
mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Just saw this. Beautiful stitch!

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Any pano with that many raptors is immediately one of my favorites. Thanks for posting!

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Flagstaff Peak
Flagstaff Peak
Alendri (Over 1 year ago)
Stunning! Beautiful panorama.

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful pano. Was this shot by hand? Keep them coming and definitely geotag, so we can have it on Bing Maps, too.

NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
That's an incredible view! Thanks so much for sharing it with the rest of us. I'd love to see this geotagged and geoaligned, if you're up for it. Just click the [ Edit this Photosynth ] button when you're signed into your account and go to the [Geotag] tab to search for the location or just zoom to it. Drag the pin on the map and save the position. Optionally, you can geo-align the panorama so that the north view in the panorama faces north on the map. Save after that as well and you're good to go.

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Lone Peak Summit
Lone Peak Summit
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful pano! Must have been a great ski down. Thanks for taking us here.

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Las Trampas Trail - San Ramon
Las Trampas Trail - San Ramon
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Nice 360. Are you shooting these free hand?

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Rio de Janeiro - zona norte - vista do Mirante Dona Marta
Rio de Janeiro - zona norte - vista do Mirante Dona Marta
edufrick (Over 1 year ago)
Sometimes these houses fall cliff down.

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful Pano, Edufrick! Thank you for all the views of Brazil I've seen lately. Can't wait to see it for myself. Amazing how some of these houses are perched on a cliff with chairs on the roof without a railing!

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Rocky Mountain trail Ridge Road
Rocky Mountain trail Ridge Road
JennGrover (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks! It was one of my first real attempts at a pano and I can't think of a better spot!

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful pano! Always great to see a mountain view.

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Flamengo 1 x 1 Vasco da Gama
Flamengo 1 x 1 Vasco da Gama
Misiek1 (Over 1 year ago)
Super

Yasuda2010 (Over 1 year ago)
Great!

Al-Zhiemer (Over 1 year ago)
This is the first of these I have seen, this is a high bar to reach for a beginner.

Speedoption (Over 1 year ago)
Wow great one here!

imaxxhd (Over 1 year ago)
wow how many photographs were used to do this shot? i think all the shots should be like this lol

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ampitheater
ampitheater
TynieDancer (Over 1 year ago)
nice!

GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Great pano, amigo! Thanks for showing me around this place.

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
Spectacular! Please give us a geotag on this giga-greatness.

DavidRye (Over 1 year ago)
wow does that place ever come alive

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Bryce Canyon 360 Panorama
Bryce Canyon 360 Panorama
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Unbelievable quality for a freehand 360 panorama. This speaks very highly of ICE!

skoogie (Over 1 year ago)
how did u make it look like all one shot when other peoples ive seen like your cricket for example its just individual pictures

smartray05 (Over 1 year ago)
Freehand...

VsKbPhotos (Over 1 year ago)
Did you freehand or on one of those panoramic tripods

Pelegosto (Over 1 year ago)
FANTASTIC!

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Irya Ari
Irya Ari
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Brilliant! We've seen a few of these creative images over in gigapan.org, but this is the first I've seen on Photosynth. Thanks for sharing!

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
I agree. Most creative pano yet!

douglas (Over 1 year ago)
Very creative, it's fun looking at all the different scenes you added :-) Mark.

aridolan (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks, Natahanael. The building is the municipality of Tel Aviv. I took a few dozens pictures of this building and created a panorama in ICE. I took the resulting Tif file into Photoshop and inserted several scenes into some of the windows. Then I cut the new pictures into several overlapping sections, and fed them to ICE creating a new panorama, which I uploaded to Photosynth.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I've never seen anything quite like this. Good work, Ari.

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misc
misc
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
Brilliant! The detail here is amazing. Great to run into this while exploring Photosynth in the Nice & Synthy category.

maxrottersman (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice!

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Santa Elena Canyon
Santa Elena Canyon
GigaView (Over 1 year ago)
The Santa Elena up paddle. A great trip. Thanks for taking me back.

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