Guinness World Record attempt by Amul and NIT Calicut - Open Air Theatre - Tathva 2011
Amul and National Institute of Technoly Calicut (NITC) together attempted to set a new Guinness World Record of opening the most number of bottles simultaneously using Amul Kool bottles. Some 2000 students of NITC had assembled in the Open Air Theatre (OAT) of NIT Calicut on 13 October, 2011. After the countdown, just as everybody present was opening their bottles in unison, it started raining and balloons were released into the sky, making it a very memorable experience.
I decided to record a panorama of the event, having never shot a crowd panorama before. Since I didn't have a fisheye lens, making this seamless panorama from many composite shots from my 18mm lens proved to be quite difficult : the crowd was moving, the lighting conditions were quickly changing, and towards the end of the shot, people got on the stage to avoid the rain. The image generated finally was almost 900 megapixels big (my largest panorama ever). This image was then compressed and reduced to 450 megapixels before uploading here.
National Institute of Technology Calicut. Near Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering.
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The National Institute of Technology Calicut is a federally funded technical university and an institute of national importance governed by an act passed by the Parliament of India. NITC campus is situated 22 km north-east of Kozhikode (Calicut) city on the Calicut – Mukkam road. It was established in 1961 and was known as Calicut Regional Engineering College (CREC) until 2002. NITC is one of the National Institutes of Technology established by the Government of India for imparting technical education to students from all over the country. NITC is among the very few institutions in the country to host a Supercomputer of its own.