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1,946 megapixels! The highest resolution cityscape VAST photo of the Midtown Manhattan city skyline in the evening sunset in New York City; created by Dan Piech
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A New York Gloaming

1,946 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Manhattan, New York City
August 22, 2016

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"Gloaming" is the poetic word for the final minutes of twilight when the last remnants of the sun's glow, a faint reminder of the passing day, disappear over the horizon. Oft overlooked by the photographic community who consider it outside the "golden hour" surrounding sunset, it is one of my favorite moments because of the sudden stillness that sets in on the world. Clouds powered by sunlight wisp away into nothingness, the cacophony of birdsong fades into the slow chirp of a lone cricket, and harsh shadows give way to a soft moonlit glow. Photos at this time have a quietness and simplicity about them - a representation of life settling down to a peaceful evening rest.

I wanted to capture the magnificence of midtown Manhattan at this special moment, so I headed to Williamsburg, a vibrant up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood. Before sunset, I set up my gear on top of the riverside rocks that were slowly being submerged by the rising tide. Dozens of other photographers and Williamsburg residents were enjoying the sandy beach and garden-variety sunset.

As the sunlight diminished, so did the people; photographers packed up and left, picnicking friends said their goodbyes, and dog-walkers returned home (much to the chagrin of their four-legged companions). I was alone, save for a pair of lovers silently embracing at the very end of the beach and an unmoving middle-aged man deep in thought perched on one of the nearby rocks.

It was at this reverent time that I began capturing the 76 long-exposures that would ultimately comprise this VAST photo, one of the largest photographs ever created of New York City. I hope that it conveys at least a small fraction of the beauty and serenity of a New York City gloaming.

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Total Pixels1,945,806,600
Horizontal Pixels91,870
Vertical Pixels21,180
Aspect Ratio1 : 4.34
File Size5,830 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)25.52 feet
Height @ 300ppi5.88 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)51.04 feet
Height @ 150ppi11.77 feet

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Date & TimeAugust 22, 2016:  8:12pm
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.721602, -73.963507
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/5.6
Shutter Speed0.6 sec
ISO400
Number of Exposures76
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