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Panoramic Very High Resolution Picture of the Amazon Rain Forest Sans Trees or Major City Sans Buildings

Using cameras on drones and controlling picture angles via radio triangulation.
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A variation of the multiple shots at multiple angles idea used to get a clear picture of the Titanic or other wreckage by angling each closeup shot so it can be arranged with other closeup shots to look like it was taken with one shot from one angle.

So your making a virtual shot simulating a vantage point 180 degrees from the subject. The camera shot on the left might take a closeup shot aimed at the subject at 350 degrees and the shot on the right aimed at 10 degrees with all the other shots in between. No matter where the shot is the rear of the camera is always pointed at the one simulated vantage point so they'll assemble together with the appearance of being one picture.

Wow, lengthy, wordy and confusing explanation. Sorry 'bout that.

Anyway, this could be used to take panoramic pictures of anything that has objects you want to remove.

You could theoretically take a panoramic picture a major city with the buildings removed.

I'm not sure if the sensors on a smartphone are accurate enough but you might even be able to pull this off with a simple application where you walk the entire area in a grid and it tells you where to aim the phone for each shot.

doctorremulac3, Apr 06 2017

Take a Photo through a Tree Canopy Prior art. See also my link there for practical prior art. [notexactly, Apr 07 2017]


       Nothing out there like this.   

       You're referring to taking a flat picture from above and making it lumpy so it looks like the actual terrain. This is not that.   

       This is an actual closeup picture from the correct angle as if you snapped your fingers and removed all the trees or buildings and with incredible resolution since each section of this panorama is taken from inches away.   

       //You still need pictures of what's behind buildings when you remove them.//   

       Which shows me that I didn't clarify the idea to you. My apologies.   

       Every inch of the ground has a picture taken of it. Even if there's a building between the virtual vantage point and the subject. The angle at which that picture is taken is such that it, even though it it close to the object being photographed, it is from the same angle as the far away vantage point.   

       So you can zoom in to something a mile away and see a squirrel playing with his nuts as if you were looking through the buildings or trees or whatever you never photographed them.   

       Let me put it another way. You've got two cameras. One with a telephoto lens shooting from a mile away and another camera that is a foot away from the subject that takes the exact same shot at the exact same angle. Now both pictures are identical but the one taken from close up is of higher resolution and doesn't include any of the stuff that was between the subject being photographed and the far away camera. You turn the far away camera .01 degree to the right and the corresponding close up camera actually moves a foot to the right but turns .01 degree to the right as well so it still has its back exactly facing the far away camera. Both cameras have taken two identical pictures that can be edited together but the far away one has a mile of atmosphere, or buildings, or trees in the way whereas the closeup one does not.   

       Let me know if that clarifies the idea.
doctorremulac3, Apr 07 2017

       Oh shit Ian, close enough. Jeez.   

       They're not "far from identical" the near and far comparitive shots would be very very very very very very very very slightly and completely un- noticably different.   

       And there's no far away shot to compare it to anyway.   

       Don't be a pain. With all due respect. :)
doctorremulac3, Apr 07 2017

doctorremulac3, Apr 07 2017

       (Rattles beggar's cup) Bun please.
doctorremulac3, Apr 07 2017

       I think that, between them, the Brazilian Timber Consortium and al-Qaeda are already working on both of the objectives stated in the title.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 07 2017


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