Its resolution is 11,509% greater than
a typical fine art photograph.
It is one of the highest quality images
The idyllic residential communities of East Midtown Manhattan are some of the most famous in the world. I wanted to get a shot with the evening sun streaming down one of the streets, so I went over to Roosevelt Island in the East River. Unfortunately, the island has tall fences and embankment walls that make it difficult to position yourself for a well-composed shot. Furthermore, the wispy afternoon clouds I hoped to capture during sunset were quickly giving way to heavy cloud banks.
I was about to give up on the shot when I noticed the clouds on the horizon beginning to dissipate. Hoping for the best and never underestimating the importance of getting the correct photographic angle, I climbed over a fence and down an embankment wall into the East River. Standing on a submerged rock, I assembled my tripod and gear amid swells from passing barges and the rising tide. As the sun appeared beneath the cloud banks, New York bore witness to a few stunning moments of beauty. An enormous halo of light streamed up from between the cloud banks, lighting up the sky like a fire.
I worked furiously to capture hundreds of photos during the fleeting moments - many of which I later stitched together to create this 2,438 megapixel image (which makes it 12,000% larger than an ordinary professional photo). Throughout this scene, you'll find a couple embracing on the esplanade, a reader enjoying a good book on their 50th floor balcony, a group of people having a bbq party, and much more - all of them partaking in this magical moment with us.
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This 2,438-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 1,176 HDTVs.
|Aspect Ratio||2.95 : 1|
|File Size||13,900 MB|
|Width @ 300ppi (perfect)||23.57 feet|
|Height @ 300ppi||7.98 feet|
|Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)||47.15 feet|
|Height @ 150ppi||15.96 feet|
|Date & Time||June 15, 2016: 7:57pm|
|Location||Midtown Manhattan, New York City|
|Number of Exposures||71|
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