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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.
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.
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 MEGAPIXELS
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.
This photo is 6,323% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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A Golden Reflection

1,349 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
6,323% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
Scroll to learn more.

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.

Date & TimeJune 20, 2016:  8:07pm
LocationDowntown Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.715990, -74.031400
Focal Length188mm
Aperturef/5
Shutter1/100
ISO100
Num of Exposures98

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Produced using a specialty, large-format fine art printer operating at 300ppi resolution—the gold standard for sharpness
Printed onto heavyweight, 100% acid-free fine art canvas to preserve color-accuracy and longevity
Created using materials and methods that exceed the rigorous technical standards required to achieve the prized "giclée" industry rating
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by award-winning master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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VAST Print™

A VAST Print™ represents the pinnacle of the photographic medium. Each print is a true photograph created specifically for you using light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom with the industry's highest precision exposure technique. Your print is then sealed with a shine-enhancing protective glossy coating*, adhered to a sturdy aluminum composite backing, and finished in one of two ready-to-hang formats:

  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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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.
Paper print
Shine-enhancing
protective coating
Laser-exposed at a truly unprecedented 610ppi resolution
Created using fine art paper with a specialty emulsion enabling unsurpassed micro-contrast, ultra-bright whites, and deep blacks
Printed with a chromogenic process that produces "continuous tones" of silky smooth color (other printers use noticeable dots of ink)
Sealed between an extra-thick, shine-enhancing protective coating and a sturdy aluminum composite backing for a sleek look
Award-winning product quality recognized industry-wide
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by certified master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Hand-signed by the artist and accompanied by our digitally-enhanced, holographic certificate of authenticity
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Digital file

Due to their record-setting resolutions, VAST photos are the most versatile images ever created, with the quality necessary to look great at any size and in any project. Purchasing one of our standard royalty-free licenses provides you with the digital file at your choice of resolution and a permit to use it for most types of projects. Click here to learn more.

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Worldwide, perpetual usage*
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Total Pixels1,349,479,176 px
Width51,951 px
Height25,976 px
Aspect Ratio2 : 1
Date & TimeJune 20, 2016:  8:07pm
LocationDowntown Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.715990, -74.031400
Focal Length188mm
Aperturef/5
Shutter1/100
ISO100
Num of Exposures98

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 7x3 in
  • Marketing prints < 13x7 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 15x7 in
  • Marketing prints < 30x15 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 33x17 in
  • Marketing prints < 67x33 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 14 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 27 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 75x37 in
  • Marketing prints < 149x75 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 12 ft
colossal
1000 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 149x75 in
  • Marketing prints < 298x149 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 3 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 6 ft
full file
1349 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 173x87 in
  • Marketing prints < 346x173 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 3 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 5 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
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(~40x16 ft)
Use on
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Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 7x3 in < 13x7 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 15x7 in < 30x15 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 33x17 in < 67x33 in if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
if viewers will be
> 27 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 75x37 in < 149x75 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 12 ft away
colossal
1,000 megapixels
< 149x75 in < 298x149 in if viewers will be
> 3 ft away
if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
full file
1,349 megapixels
< 173x87 in < 346x173 in if viewers will be
> 3 ft away
if viewers will be
> 5 ft away
Photo id: 10122