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2,438 megapixels! A very high definition cityscape VAST photo of the midtown Manhattan city skyline and East River during a beautiful sunset in New York City; created by Dan Piech
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Midtown Manhattan, New York City
June 15, 2016

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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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Total Pixels2,437,888,128
Horizontal Pixels84,864
Vertical Pixels28,727
Aspect Ratio1 : 2.95
File Size13,900 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)23.57 feet
Height @ 300ppi7.98 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)47.15 feet
Height @ 150ppi15.96 feet

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Date & TimeJune 15, 2016:  7:57pm
LocationMidtown Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.753509, -73.959102
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/4
Shutter Speed1/100
ISO100
Number of Exposures71
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