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1,349 megapixels! A very high definition cityscape VAST photo of the Financial District, Battery Park City, and the World Trade Center reflecting in the Hudson River at sunset in New York City; created by Dan Piech
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A Golden Reflection

1,349 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Downtown Manhattan, New York City
June 20, 2016

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At the height of summer, if the conditions are right, Lower Manhattan's west-facing skyline perfectly reflects the setting sun. In these moments, the financial capital of the world radiates with a beautiful golden hue.

On the 2016 summer solstice, I traveled across the Hudson River to Jersey City with the goal of capturing this phenomenon. The western horizon was thick with humidity, leading to the possibility of a spectacularly saturated sunset, a requisite element for a great reflection.

The sun dipped low on the horizon and the western sky shone its brightly golden hues onto the Manhattan facades. Meanwhile, the eastern sky behind Manhattan remained a beautiful blue, providing a perfectly contrasting backdrop to the skyline.

Knowing how little time there was before the brightness of the reflection would dwindle, I quickly operated my gimbal camera equipment, exposing the 98 photos that would later be stitched together to create this VAST photo.

At 1,349 megapixels, the image has numerous details to explore. Close inspection reveals parties on the yachts in the harbor - the same yachts and harbor featured in countless films that portray Wall Street luxury. Aiding the composition of the photo is a striking symmetry in the sky, with all of the leading lines and weight of the photo directing your attention to One World Trade Center.

Personally, my favorite detail is 3 World Trade Center actively under construction, representing new growth and the ever-progressing nature of the New York skyline.


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FILE SPECS

Total Pixels1,349,479,176
Horizontal Pixels51,951
Vertical Pixels25,976
Aspect Ratio1 : 2
File Size7,710 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)14.43 feet
Height @ 300ppi7.22 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)28.86 feet
Height @ 150ppi14.43 feet

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeJune 20, 2016:  8:07pm
LocationDowntown Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.715990, -74.031400
Focal Length188mm
Aperturef/5
Shutter Speed1/100
ISO100
Number of Exposures98
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with artist signature

Mounting brace floats the display
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Metal back
Paper print
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