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205 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a mountain range at sunset in the purple twilight; landscape photograph created by Alexandre Deschaumes.

Les cimes sculptées dans la pénombre

205 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
January 11th, 2015

The Chamonix Needles in the "blue hour" just after sunset . With frosted rocks and gentle clouds .
The typical winter alpen glow light.

It's done with 300 mm F2.8 - 3 seconds exposure each

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The Chamonix Needles in the "blue hour" just after sunset . With frosted rocks and gentle clouds .
The typical winter alpen glow light.

It's done with 300 mm F2.8 - 3 seconds exposure each

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480 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the San Francisco skyline; cityscape photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

The Jewel By The Bay

480 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Treasure Island , San Francisco, California
September 12, 2019

As a photographer, sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time to witness something special. The weather can be unpredictable in San Francisco, but the clear conditions on Sept. 12, 2019 allowed me to capture this spectacular high resolution image of the Bay Bridge leading into the city, as viewed from my unique vantage point on Yerba Buena /Treasure Island.

There was an additional degree of good fortune in having the San Francisco Giants ballpark (Oracle Park) not only lit up, but centered perfectly between the two bridge piles.

I was very much out of my comfort zone just off the road at 10:30 at night with tour buses and semi trucks zipping by just a short distance from my tripod. Fortunately they were all successful in negotiating the curve behind me, and the risk paid huge dividends. I am thrilled to have this image, to produce some spectacular large prints.

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As a photographer, sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time to witness something special. The weather can be unpredictable in San Francisco, but the clear conditions on Sept. 12, 2019 allowed me to capture this spectacular high resolution image of the Bay Bridge leading into the city, as viewed from my unique vantage point on Yerba Buena /Treasure Island.

There was an additional degree of good fortune in having the San Francisco Giants ballpark (Oracle Park) not only lit up, but centered perfectly between the two bridge piles.

I was very much out of my comfort zone just off the road at 10:30 at night with tour buses and semi trucks zipping by just a short distance from my tripod. Fortunately they were all successful in negotiating the curve behind me, and the risk paid huge dividends. I am thrilled to have this image, to produce some spectacular large prints.

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480 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge at night; black & white cityscape skyline photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

The Jewel By The Bay: B&W

480 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Treasure Island , San Francisco, California
September 12, 2019

As a photographer, sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time to witness something special. The weather can be unpredictable in San Francisco, but the clear conditions on Sept. 12, 2019 allowed me to capture this spectacular high resolution image of the Bay Bridge leading into the city, as viewed from my unique vantage point on Yerba Buena /Treasure Island.

There was an additional degree of good fortune in having the San Francisco Giants ballpark (Oracle Park) not only lit up, but centered perfectly between the two bridge piles.

I was very much out of my comfort zone just off the road at 10:30 at night with tour buses and semi trucks zipping by just a short distance from my tripod. Fortunately they were all successful in negotiating the curve behind me, and the risk paid huge dividends. I am thrilled to have this image, to produce some spectacular large prints.

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As a photographer, sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time to witness something special. The weather can be unpredictable in San Francisco, but the clear conditions on Sept. 12, 2019 allowed me to capture this spectacular high resolution image of the Bay Bridge leading into the city, as viewed from my unique vantage point on Yerba Buena /Treasure Island.

There was an additional degree of good fortune in having the San Francisco Giants ballpark (Oracle Park) not only lit up, but centered perfectly between the two bridge piles.

I was very much out of my comfort zone just off the road at 10:30 at night with tour buses and semi trucks zipping by just a short distance from my tripod. Fortunately they were all successful in negotiating the curve behind me, and the risk paid huge dividends. I am thrilled to have this image, to produce some spectacular large prints.

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428 megapixels! A very high resolution aerial photo of Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman island; VAST photo created by Aaron Priest in the Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman

428 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
March 5, 2019

216 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of ski tracks down a large mountain; artistic black and white photograph created by Scott Rinckenberger in Dome Peak, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington

Ski Tracks on Dome Peak

216 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Dome Peak, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington
May 18, 2017

In May, 2017, two skiers, bolstered with the confidence of their professional mountain guiding backgrounds, and nearly 5 years of planning, executed the first continuous ski traverse from Snoqualmie Pass, Washington to the Canadian Border. Traveling as close to the crest of the range as possible for the duration of the trip, the pair spent 34 days on snow and covered over 275 miles of the roughest and most remote mountain terrain in the lower 48 without once deviating to the comforts of civilization.

I was fortunate to be invited to join this journey, already in progress, for week-long trek in the remote Glacier Peak Wilderness before departing home while the intrepid explorers pushed north to Canada. My work from this trip would eventually help land this story on the front page of the Seattle Times newspaper, and would serve as a bedrock in my photographic study of snow textures, glaciers and subalpine trees.

There are many remote segments of this journey which are seldom visited, and are almost never visited in winter. In the best case scenario, such areas require 2-3 days of travel on foot from the nearest roads. No other access is possible.
Among the proudest of these hard-to-reach areas is the Dome Peak massif. At just shy of 9,000', it's among the larger non-volcanic peaks in the Cascades. But more than its height, the massive spires of its summit ridges and the cascading forms of the Chickamin and Dome glaciers give this mountain a lore which rivals its better known cousins Rainier, Baker and Adams.

Our arrival to the peak was marked with a late spring snowstorm and we found ourselves tent-bound for the better part of two days. By the third morning, we needed to move, and were prepared to settle for a path of least resistance route down the valley. Imagine our surprise to find clear skies and nearly a foot of fresh powder coating the entire landscape. From there a dream unfolded as we climbed to the north summit pyramid and then skied nearly 4,000' vertical feet down the heart of the complex labyrinth of the Chickamin glacier in absolutely perfect conditions. Look closely at the central part of this image, and join me for a short mental trip into one of the greatest ski runs on earth.

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In May, 2017, two skiers, bolstered with the confidence of their professional mountain guiding backgrounds, and nearly 5 years of planning, executed the first continuous ski traverse from Snoqualmie Pass, Washington to the Canadian Border. Traveling as close to the crest of the range as possible for the duration of the trip, the pair spent 34 days on snow and covered over 275 miles of the roughest and most remote mountain terrain in the lower 48 without once deviating to the comforts of civilization.

I was fortunate to be invited to join this journey, already in progress, for week-long trek in the remote Glacier Peak Wilderness before departing home while the intrepid explorers pushed north to Canada. My work from this trip would eventually help land this story on the front page of the Seattle Times newspaper, and would serve as a bedrock in my photographic study of snow textures, glaciers and subalpine trees.

There are many remote segments of this journey which are seldom visited, and are almost never visited in winter. In the best case scenario, such areas require 2-3 days of travel on foot from the nearest roads. No other access is possible.
Among the proudest of these hard-to-reach areas is the Dome Peak massif. At just shy of 9,000', it's among the larger non-volcanic peaks in the Cascades. But more than its height, the massive spires of its summit ridges and the cascading forms of the Chickamin and Dome glaciers give this mountain a lore which rivals its better known cousins Rainier, Baker and Adams.

Our arrival to the peak was marked with a late spring snowstorm and we found ourselves tent-bound for the better part of two days. By the third morning, we needed to move, and were prepared to settle for a path of least resistance route down the valley. Imagine our surprise to find clear skies and nearly a foot of fresh powder coating the entire landscape. From there a dream unfolded as we climbed to the north summit pyramid and then skied nearly 4,000' vertical feet down the heart of the complex labyrinth of the Chickamin glacier in absolutely perfect conditions. Look closely at the central part of this image, and join me for a short mental trip into one of the greatest ski runs on earth.

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372 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a winter forest scene with trees that have snow on them; black & white landscape photograph created by Scott Rinckenberger in Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie, Washington

Snoqualmie Forest in Snow

372 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie, Washington
February 5, 2019

The Snoqualmie Valley of Washington State is a land of deep forests and towns built on the timber and rail industries. While most years, these forests feature only shifting shades of green, in other years there will be perhaps a small handful of days when the elements combine to create lowland snow and turn these seas of green to sparkling white.

This view to the south from the Snoqualmie Falls overlook features this powder-coated version of the native Douglas fir, western red cedar, big leaf maple, vine maple and western hemlock trees which have provided shelter to humans and countless other plants and animals for thousands of years.

In the upper left corner of the image, you'll find the railroad trestle which once helped link the towns of Snoqualmie and North Bend to the greater Seattle area. Now defunct, it still serves as a reminder of a long history, and its relative size gives a sense of scale to the mighty trees which surround it on all sides.

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The Snoqualmie Valley of Washington State is a land of deep forests and towns built on the timber and rail industries. While most years, these forests feature only shifting shades of green, in other years there will be perhaps a small handful of days when the elements combine to create lowland snow and turn these seas of green to sparkling white.

This view to the south from the Snoqualmie Falls overlook features this powder-coated version of the native Douglas fir, western red cedar, big leaf maple, vine maple and western hemlock trees which have provided shelter to humans and countless other plants and animals for thousands of years.

In the upper left corner of the image, you'll find the railroad trestle which once helped link the towns of Snoqualmie and North Bend to the greater Seattle area. Now defunct, it still serves as a reminder of a long history, and its relative size gives a sense of scale to the mighty trees which surround it on all sides.

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315 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a waterfall in the winter with snow and ice; black and white nature photograph created by Scott Rinckenberger in Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie, Washington

Snoqualmie Falls in Winter

315 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie, Washington
February 5, 2019

February 2019 has gone down in the record books as the snowiest month in the last 50 years in the Seattle area of the Pacific Northwest. For over a week, a series of rare, lowland snow storms blanketed the familiar landscapes of the area in a coat of sparkling white. Among the most iconic scenes in the area, Snoqualmie Falls became a wonderland of freshly flocked forests, snow covered cliffs and dangling icicles. Over multiple visits, Scott Rinckenberger studies this scene in great detail, resulting in this rare and beautiful scene.

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February 2019 has gone down in the record books as the snowiest month in the last 50 years in the Seattle area of the Pacific Northwest. For over a week, a series of rare, lowland snow storms blanketed the familiar landscapes of the area in a coat of sparkling white. Among the most iconic scenes in the area, Snoqualmie Falls became a wonderland of freshly flocked forests, snow covered cliffs and dangling icicles. Over multiple visits, Scott Rinckenberger studies this scene in great detail, resulting in this rare and beautiful scene.

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523 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a green fern plant; nature photograph created by Scott Rinckenberger in Snoqualmie Falls Park, Snoqualmie, Washington

Northwest Lady Fern

523 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Snoqualmie Falls Park, Snoqualmie, Washington
June 20, 2019

You might say that this close-up examination of the Northwest Lady Fern grew organically. It was during a early summer hike through a temperate rainforest that I had the whim to collect a handful of leaves. It was the time of year when the forest's understory is exploding with new life, and infinite shades of green are virtually leaping up from the soil. After some early experiments, I found fascinating results when the leaves were photographed on a light-table with specialty macro lenses. Eventually, the concept called for an exploration into the finest detail available and I employed the new 100 Megapixel Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format Camera with the incredibly sharp 120mm macro lens. Compositing multiple frames from what is already one of the three highest resolution cameras available, I was able to create images which both display the leaves as seen at a glance, and, when examined closely, reveal patterns of intricate detail and wonderful design. To this day, I am no longer able to walk through a forest without turning over at least one new leaf.

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You might say that this close-up examination of the Northwest Lady Fern grew organically. It was during a early summer hike through a temperate rainforest that I had the whim to collect a handful of leaves. It was the time of year when the forest's understory is exploding with new life, and infinite shades of green are virtually leaping up from the soil. After some early experiments, I found fascinating results when the leaves were photographed on a light-table with specialty macro lenses. Eventually, the concept called for an exploration into the finest detail available and I employed the new 100 Megapixel Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format Camera with the incredibly sharp 120mm macro lens. Compositing multiple frames from what is already one of the three highest resolution cameras available, I was able to create images which both display the leaves as seen at a glance, and, when examined closely, reveal patterns of intricate detail and wonderful design. To this day, I am no longer able to walk through a forest without turning over at least one new leaf.

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847 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a single green leaf; nature photograph created by Scott Rinckenberger in Snoqualmie Falls Park, Snoqualmie, Washington

Bohemian Knotweed

847 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Snoqualmie Falls Park, Snoqualmie, Washington
June 20, 2019

It was during a early summer hike through a temperate rainforest that I had the whim to collect a handful of leaves. It was the time of year when the forest's understory is exploding with new life, and infinite shades of green are virtually leaping up from the soil. After some early experiments, I found fascinating results when the leaves were photographed on a light-table with specialty macro lenses. Eventually, the concept called for an exploration into the finest detail available and I employed the new 100 Megapixel Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format Camera with the incredibly sharp 120mm macro lens. Compositing multiple frames from what is already one of the three highest resolution cameras available, I was able to create images which both display the leaves as seen at a glance, and, when examined closely, reveal patterns of intricate detail and wonderful design. To this day, I am no longer able to walk through a forest without turning over at least one new leaf.

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It was during a early summer hike through a temperate rainforest that I had the whim to collect a handful of leaves. It was the time of year when the forest's understory is exploding with new life, and infinite shades of green are virtually leaping up from the soil. After some early experiments, I found fascinating results when the leaves were photographed on a light-table with specialty macro lenses. Eventually, the concept called for an exploration into the finest detail available and I employed the new 100 Megapixel Hasselblad H6D-100c Medium Format Camera with the incredibly sharp 120mm macro lens. Compositing multiple frames from what is already one of the three highest resolution cameras available, I was able to create images which both display the leaves as seen at a glance, and, when examined closely, reveal patterns of intricate detail and wonderful design. To this day, I am no longer able to walk through a forest without turning over at least one new leaf.

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1062 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a green forest covered in moss; nature photograph created by Chris Collacott.

Magical Moss

1,062 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
2018

270 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of aspen trees; black and white abstract nature photograph created by Nick Pedersen

Aspens

270 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Sundance, Utah
2019

182 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of misty cliffs and mountains with evergreen trees; photograph created by Alexandre Deschaumes in Cirque des Fonts, Sixt fer à cheval , France

Les Contrées du Rêve

182 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Cirque des Fonts, Sixt fer à cheval , France
August 14, 2018

The refreshing and ephemeral feeling of the green land opening through the morning mist.

One of my favorite valley to explore.

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The refreshing and ephemeral feeling of the green land opening through the morning mist.

One of my favorite valley to explore.

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440 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Paris skyline at night with many famous French landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacré-Cœur; cityscape photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in Place D

Paris Nocturne

440 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Place D'Italie, Paris, France
November 9, 2016

Translating to “Italy Square”, Place D’Italie marks the site where the old Roman road towards Lyon and Rome began; where taxes were collected for the goods entering Paris in the late 18th century. It’s currently comprised of mixed commercial and residential development situated with a metro station of the same name, providing easy access to the rest of the bustling city of Paris, France.

I took this VAST photo one evening after a full day of visiting some of the very sites in this photo during a trip with my wife in 2016. She found this studio apartment with the incredible view and I knew that I would have to attempt a long exposure panoramic stitch during that trip. Combining two passions of mine, traveling with my wife and photography sometimes intersect beautifully but sometimes they conflict. She is incredibly patient with my constant barrage of photos in every place we go but one can only wait around for so long when her partner is taking a “quick stitch”. This worked out as it was the end of the day and she was fast asleep while I spent nearly two hours on the balcony working to capture this image.

When traveling I prefer to use my Nikon D5500 rather than the “big guns” D800. While there are some tradeoffs between a consumer-level camera body and a professional body, technological advances have given consumer-level cameras incredible image quality if the user utilizes proper technique. Being half the size and weight makes them a much more viable option when walking around for hours on end with a backpack full of camera gear. Another advantage is the smaller sensor’s crop factor, that magnifies the telephoto reach of a given lens. The 200mm lens which I brought exclusively to take this image, turned into a 300mm lens on this camera body which brought the distant sites even closer.

The extra magnification topped with long exposures at night only make the need for a solid setup that much more important as any miniscule vibration will result in a blurred photo. Having to set my tripod in a precarious spot upon some chairs to achieve the view I wanted didn’t help! Each set of exposures included one at 30 seconds long and every photo had to be checked to ensure I had crisp images; often having to retake a photo when I found a gust of wind had shifted my awkward setup during the previous exposure. The last thing I wanted was to return home to find that the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame was a blur while the rest of the images were in sharp focus. The extra time paid off. I returned home with the photos on my memory card and my previsualized end image separated only by many hours of processing.

I love photos with all-encompassing views and this one is no exception. From the light trails of the cars to the city lights and the iconic views of Paris with its distinct architecture. One can see the Eiffel Tower with its unforgettable lighting at night, the Louvre, Pantheon, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur in the distance in this cityscape.

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Translating to “Italy Square”, Place D’Italie marks the site where the old Roman road towards Lyon and Rome began; where taxes were collected for the goods entering Paris in the late 18th century. It’s currently comprised of mixed commercial and residential development situated with a metro station of the same name, providing easy access to the rest of the bustling city of Paris, France.

I took this VAST photo one evening after a full day of visiting some of the very sites in this photo during a trip with my wife in 2016. She found this studio apartment with the incredible view and I knew that I would have to attempt a long exposure panoramic stitch during that trip. Combining two passions of mine, traveling with my wife and photography sometimes intersect beautifully but sometimes they conflict. She is incredibly patient with my constant barrage of photos in every place we go but one can only wait around for so long when her partner is taking a “quick stitch”. This worked out as it was the end of the day and she was fast asleep while I spent nearly two hours on the balcony working to capture this image.

When traveling I prefer to use my Nikon D5500 rather than the “big guns” D800. While there are some tradeoffs between a consumer-level camera body and a professional body, technological advances have given consumer-level cameras incredible image quality if the user utilizes proper technique. Being half the size and weight makes them a much more viable option when walking around for hours on end with a backpack full of camera gear. Another advantage is the smaller sensor’s crop factor, that magnifies the telephoto reach of a given lens. The 200mm lens which I brought exclusively to take this image, turned into a 300mm lens on this camera body which brought the distant sites even closer.

The extra magnification topped with long exposures at night only make the need for a solid setup that much more important as any miniscule vibration will result in a blurred photo. Having to set my tripod in a precarious spot upon some chairs to achieve the view I wanted didn’t help! Each set of exposures included one at 30 seconds long and every photo had to be checked to ensure I had crisp images; often having to retake a photo when I found a gust of wind had shifted my awkward setup during the previous exposure. The last thing I wanted was to return home to find that the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame was a blur while the rest of the images were in sharp focus. The extra time paid off. I returned home with the photos on my memory card and my previsualized end image separated only by many hours of processing.

I love photos with all-encompassing views and this one is no exception. From the light trails of the cars to the city lights and the iconic views of Paris with its distinct architecture. One can see the Eiffel Tower with its unforgettable lighting at night, the Louvre, Pantheon, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur in the distance in this cityscape.

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