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360 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Saint Peter

Saint Peter's Square

360 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Vatican City, the Holy See

Saint Peter’s Square is the public welcoming center of Vatican City, the papal seat of the Catholic Church, and it lies directly in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica. At the center of the square is an uninscribed Egyptian obelisk made of red granite, known as the Vatican Obelisk. This obelisk was originally erected in Heliopolis, Egypt, and was later moved by two different Roman emperors, eventually being placed along the spina at the center of the Circus of Nero, which was located on this site during ancient times. Encircling the square are the colossal Doric colonnades, which are made to welcome the masses into the “maternal arms of Mother Church.” The perspective of this image, showing the encircling of the colonnades opening wide and the points of the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica and the cross atop the obelisk reaching into the starry sky, is made to reflect this idea of the church welcoming the masses of the earth into the embrace of the heavens.

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Saint Peter’s Square is the public welcoming center of Vatican City, the papal seat of the Catholic Church, and it lies directly in front of Saint Peter’s Basilica. At the center of the square is an uninscribed Egyptian obelisk made of red granite, known as the Vatican Obelisk. This obelisk was originally erected in Heliopolis, Egypt, and was later moved by two different Roman emperors, eventually being placed along the spina at the center of the Circus of Nero, which was located on this site during ancient times. Encircling the square are the colossal Doric colonnades, which are made to welcome the masses into the “maternal arms of Mother Church.” The perspective of this image, showing the encircling of the colonnades opening wide and the points of the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica and the cross atop the obelisk reaching into the starry sky, is made to reflect this idea of the church welcoming the masses of the earth into the embrace of the heavens.

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468 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a tree in a lake at sunset; art photograph created by John Freeman in Wanaka Lake, Wanaka, New Zealand

Wanaka Tree Sunset: Cropped

468 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Wanaka Lake, Wanaka, New Zealand

This is a cropped version of the larger Wanaka Tree sunset.

Having seen photos of this tree in numerous photo magazines and websites, it was one my bucket list of places I wanted to attempt a VAST style photo of during our visit to New Zealand.

The day I shoot this photo it had poured rain the entire day as we traveled from Queenstown to Wanaka. I had reserved a RV campsite about half a mile up the road from the tree's location. The rain had stopped about the time we arrived about 5 that evening. By sunset some of the clouds had cleared so we walked down to the lake.

That evening for a few brief minutes the sunset light reflected off of the clouds. I had my rig sat up at the edge of the lake and captured this shot.

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This is a cropped version of the larger Wanaka Tree sunset.

Having seen photos of this tree in numerous photo magazines and websites, it was one my bucket list of places I wanted to attempt a VAST style photo of during our visit to New Zealand.

The day I shoot this photo it had poured rain the entire day as we traveled from Queenstown to Wanaka. I had reserved a RV campsite about half a mile up the road from the tree's location. The rain had stopped about the time we arrived about 5 that evening. By sunset some of the clouds had cleared so we walked down to the lake.

That evening for a few brief minutes the sunset light reflected off of the clouds. I had my rig sat up at the edge of the lake and captured this shot.

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218 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a Florida beach at sunset with a lifeguard stand; photograph created by Phil Crawshay in Lido Beach, Sarasota, Florida

Golden Shores: Cropped

218 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Lido Beach, Sarasota, Florida

A beautiful sunset on Lido Beach, Sarasota, one of the best beaches in all of Florida. Although the sky and sunset look beautifully clear, an intense thunderstorm was right behind me which contributed to the surreal lighting this image displays.

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A beautiful sunset on Lido Beach, Sarasota, one of the best beaches in all of Florida. Although the sky and sunset look beautifully clear, an intense thunderstorm was right behind me which contributed to the surreal lighting this image displays.

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120 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a dark seascape sunset; photograph created by David Meaux in Le Cap d

Le Cap d'Agde en Violet

120 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Le Cap d'Agde, Hérault, Occitanie, France

It takes very special weather conditions that can only be found during a certain time of year to get this colorful of a sunset with a clear view of the Canigou (seen on the horizon at the right third of the image) from Cap d'Agde (the foreground rocks). During most of the year, especially during summertime, the Canigou is obscured from all the atmospheric haze brought about from the high humidity of the region. In order to observe a scene like this, there must be clear weather at the surface between Agde, the Canigou, and where the sun is setting, yet low enough clouds that the light refracts and creates a kaleidoscope of colors from golden yellow to deep purple.
I love to use this time of year to create moody images such as this one, which uses the low golden light to juxtapose the smooth surface of the water with the rugged volcanic rocks and the warm light of the setting sun with the cool color of the low hanging clouds and their reflection on the water.

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It takes very special weather conditions that can only be found during a certain time of year to get this colorful of a sunset with a clear view of the Canigou (seen on the horizon at the right third of the image) from Cap d'Agde (the foreground rocks). During most of the year, especially during summertime, the Canigou is obscured from all the atmospheric haze brought about from the high humidity of the region. In order to observe a scene like this, there must be clear weather at the surface between Agde, the Canigou, and where the sun is setting, yet low enough clouds that the light refracts and creates a kaleidoscope of colors from golden yellow to deep purple.
I love to use this time of year to create moody images such as this one, which uses the low golden light to juxtapose the smooth surface of the water with the rugged volcanic rocks and the warm light of the setting sun with the cool color of the low hanging clouds and their reflection on the water.

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335 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of an abstract forest scene from artist Scott Dimond

Forest Recovery #2 Multiple Exposure, ICMMFF

335 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

299 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of bright flowers growing upwards in dark woods; nature photograph created by Scott Dimond in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

Spring awakening, MFF

299 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

It all started with a lightning strike. That is how the summer 2017 Kenow wildfire in Southeastern British Columbia started. The Kenow fire had shown no signs of moving east up the Akamina Valley and risking Waterton Lakes National Park but that all changed quickly. In just a few days, the fire moved into the park and destroyed over 38,100 hectares.

The blacked burnt bark on most of the trees in the park has fallen off, leaving white sentinels as far as the eye can see. But there are sure signs of the forest’s slow recovery. The undergrow is springing to life and the wildflowers are blooming.

This image was captured on photographic medium-format film (MFF) using a dedicated panoramic film camera with a negative size of 6 x 17 cm (2.32 x 6.69 inches) that is part of my Intentional Camera Movement on Medium-Format Film (ICMMFF) project. But before I started experimenting with camera movement, I first captures this static scene. You can see the resultant abstract versions of this scene and read about the ICMMFF project by clicking on the other photos shown below.

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It all started with a lightning strike. That is how the summer 2017 Kenow wildfire in Southeastern British Columbia started. The Kenow fire had shown no signs of moving east up the Akamina Valley and risking Waterton Lakes National Park but that all changed quickly. In just a few days, the fire moved into the park and destroyed over 38,100 hectares.

The blacked burnt bark on most of the trees in the park has fallen off, leaving white sentinels as far as the eye can see. But there are sure signs of the forest’s slow recovery. The undergrow is springing to life and the wildflowers are blooming.

This image was captured on photographic medium-format film (MFF) using a dedicated panoramic film camera with a negative size of 6 x 17 cm (2.32 x 6.69 inches) that is part of my Intentional Camera Movement on Medium-Format Film (ICMMFF) project. But before I started experimenting with camera movement, I first captures this static scene. You can see the resultant abstract versions of this scene and read about the ICMMFF project by clicking on the other photos shown below.

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328 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a dreamy abstract forest scene; fine art photograph created by Scott Dimond in Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada

Forest Recovery #1 Multiple Exposure, ICMMFF

328 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada

335 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format, abstract forest photo; fine art photograph created by Scott Dimond in Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada

Forest Recovery #2, ICMMFF

335 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada

2,202 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of wind turbines in a grassy field; landscape photograph created by Scott Dimond in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

Green Power - Wind Turbines #2

2,202 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

704 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of wind turbines on a grassy hill with a blue sky; green energy photograph created by Scott Dimond in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

Green Power - Wind Turbines #1

704 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada

328 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format abstract photo print of a forest nature scene; fine art photograph created by Scott Dimond in Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada

Forest Recovery #1, ICMMFF

328 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada

302 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a sunset on a beach with a lifeguard stand; photograph created by Phil Crawshay in Lido Beach, Sarasota, Florida

Golden Shores

302 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Lido Beach, Sarasota, Florida

A beautiful sunset on Lido Beach, Sarasota, one of the best beaches in all of Florida. Although the sky and sunset look beautifully clear, an intense thunderstorm was right behind me which contributed to the surreal lighting this image displays.

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A beautiful sunset on Lido Beach, Sarasota, one of the best beaches in all of Florida. Although the sky and sunset look beautifully clear, an intense thunderstorm was right behind me which contributed to the surreal lighting this image displays.

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1,025 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the sun in the desert with interesting rock formations; fine art black & white photograph created by Peter Rodger in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Desert 027, Neom, Arabian Desert, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Warm B&W

1,025 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Never before have I been anywhere so desolate and remote as the Arabian Desert in Saudi Arabia. Famed for the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia in the first world war, the area is truly unspoiled. With an area of 233,000 square miles, it is the fifth-largest desert in the world stretching from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan. The most amazing thing is if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, you can literally drive off the road for thousands of miles—if you don't get stuck. Up and down dunes the only restriction being one's lack of courage to foray further and further from civilization. Littered with the occasional Bedouin and thousands of free-roaming camels, when you stop the car, all you can hear is silence. No Planes, no trains, no automobiles...nothing. The Bedouin have a phrase coined from this experience; "Only in complete silence will you hear the desert". So true.

This is a warm-tone black & white image with subtle, warm hues.

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Never before have I been anywhere so desolate and remote as the Arabian Desert in Saudi Arabia. Famed for the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia in the first world war, the area is truly unspoiled. With an area of 233,000 square miles, it is the fifth-largest desert in the world stretching from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan. The most amazing thing is if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, you can literally drive off the road for thousands of miles—if you don't get stuck. Up and down dunes the only restriction being one's lack of courage to foray further and further from civilization. Littered with the occasional Bedouin and thousands of free-roaming camels, when you stop the car, all you can hear is silence. No Planes, no trains, no automobiles...nothing. The Bedouin have a phrase coined from this experience; "Only in complete silence will you hear the desert". So true.

This is a warm-tone black & white image with subtle, warm hues.

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1,025 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the sun in the desert with unique rock formations; landscape photograph created by Peter Rodger in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Desert 027, Arabian Desert, Neom, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1,025 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Never before have I been anywhere so desolate and remote as the Arabian Desert in Saudi Arabia. Famed for the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia in the first world war, the area is truly unspoiled. With an area of 233,000 square miles, it is the fifth-largest desert in the world stretching from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan. The most amazing thing is if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, you can literally drive off the road for thousands of miles—if you don't get stuck. Up and down dunes the only restriction being one's lack of courage to foray further and further from civilization. Littered with the occasional Bedouin and thousands of free-roaming camels, when you stop the car, all you can hear is silence. No Planes, no trains, no automobiles...nothing. The Bedouin have a phrase coined from this experience; "Only in complete silence will you hear the desert". So true.

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Never before have I been anywhere so desolate and remote as the Arabian Desert in Saudi Arabia. Famed for the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia in the first world war, the area is truly unspoiled. With an area of 233,000 square miles, it is the fifth-largest desert in the world stretching from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and from Oman to Jordan. The most amazing thing is if you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle, you can literally drive off the road for thousands of miles—if you don't get stuck. Up and down dunes the only restriction being one's lack of courage to foray further and further from civilization. Littered with the occasional Bedouin and thousands of free-roaming camels, when you stop the car, all you can hear is silence. No Planes, no trains, no automobiles...nothing. The Bedouin have a phrase coined from this experience; "Only in complete silence will you hear the desert". So true.

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1,662 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a pasture; photograph created by John Freeman in Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska

Sunset on the Red Cloud Buttes

1,662 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska

If like me, you grew up living on the high prairies, you have probably experienced the magical moments that occur the last 10 minutes before sunset. The air cools, the wind calms and a special silence puts a hush on the day's activities. For me as a teenager being alone somewhere out in the prairie was a time that I first began to connect with my Maker.

I have always wanted to capture one of those moments in a photo and this one I did at Ft. Robinson, NE comes the closest I have done to date of achieving that goal. I shoot this in the last few minutes before the sun sat on July 3, 2022. A herd of Longhorn steers peacefully graze in the distance along with a few Pronghorns. Horses also are grazing, resting from a days work. The sun's golden light illuminates the prairie grasses with a golden hue. A Meadow Lark sits on a fence post singing praises to the Lord.

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If like me, you grew up living on the high prairies, you have probably experienced the magical moments that occur the last 10 minutes before sunset. The air cools, the wind calms and a special silence puts a hush on the day's activities. For me as a teenager being alone somewhere out in the prairie was a time that I first began to connect with my Maker.

I have always wanted to capture one of those moments in a photo and this one I did at Ft. Robinson, NE comes the closest I have done to date of achieving that goal. I shoot this in the last few minutes before the sun sat on July 3, 2022. A herd of Longhorn steers peacefully graze in the distance along with a few Pronghorns. Horses also are grazing, resting from a days work. The sun's golden light illuminates the prairie grasses with a golden hue. A Meadow Lark sits on a fence post singing praises to the Lord.

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