Was this flawless Photo Sphere panorama taken with a Google Nexus 4 on a tripod?
Google posted a new advertisement on its YouTube page several hours ago showing off a cool new feature of its Nexus 4 smartphone – the Photo Sphere. For those not familiar, Photo Sphere is used to capture 360-degree panorama photos, and here we have a few examples as to how they look. Now, you're probably aware of the method for producing panoramic photos – the user swipes the phone horizontally while it takes multiple photographs, which then get stitched together resulting in a single image. This technique might require a steady hand, however, if you want your photos to be ideal.
Google Nexus 4 in her hands. The mysterious shadow is visible in the video as well.And speaking of steady hands, Google might have actually used a tripod to take the photo you see below. An eagle-eyed reader of ours pointed out a strange shadow in the middle of the photo, which appears to be cast by a tripod and a person taking the shot, even though if the advertisement is to be trusted, the Photo Sphere is supposedly being taken by a pretty lady holding a
What do you, guys, think? Is that a tripod in the middle of the photo, or could it be something else? Let us know down in the comments!
Thanks for sending this in, David!
source: Google (YouTube)