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Akaka Fall

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548 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a waterfall surrounded by a lush jungle; nature photograph created by John Freeman in Akaka Falls State Park, Big Island, Hawaii

Akaka Fall

548 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Akaka Falls State Park, Big Island, Hawaii

Akaka Falls drops 442 ft into the canyon cut into the black lava of ancient eruptions of Mauna Kea. The Kolekole Stream runs through this valley and feeds one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Hawaii. Surrounded by rain forest receiving up to 300 inches of rain a year the foliage is spectacular with orchids and many types of flora on the canyon walls.

It took us three attempts to capture this image due to rains. First day it rained all day. The second day we went in early morning only to have steady rain. In this shot on second day in the afternoon there was a mist in the air but to the west bits of blue skies.

Date & TimeJuly 19, 2018:  5:30pm
LocationAkaka Falls State Park, Big Island, Hawaii
Coordinates19.853900, -155.152186
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/13th sec.
ISO400
Num of Exposures80

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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

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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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

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Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
Not for use laminated in or onto glass in North America
Non-exclusive (i.e. we may license the photo to others)

For a premium license that gives exclusivity, glass-related use in North America, or use in merchandise for sale, contact us.

Total Pixels547,640,800 px
Width20,588 px
Height26,600 px
Aspect Ratio0.77 : 1
Date & TimeJuly 19, 2018:  5:30pm
LocationAkaka Falls State Park, Big Island, Hawaii
Coordinates19.853900, -155.152186
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/13th sec.
ISO400
Num of Exposures80

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 4x5 in
  • Marketing prints < 8x11 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 9x12 in
  • Marketing prints < 19x24 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 21x27 in
  • Marketing prints < 41x54 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 22 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 44 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 46x60 in
  • Marketing prints < 93x120 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 10 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 20 ft
full file
548 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 69x89 in
  • Marketing prints < 137x177 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 7 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 13 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
webpages
Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 4x5 in < 8x11 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 9x12 in < 19x24 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 21x27 in < 41x54 in if viewers will be
> 22 ft away
if viewers will be
> 44 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 46x60 in < 93x120 in if viewers will be
> 10 ft away
if viewers will be
> 20 ft away
full file
548 megapixels
< 69x89 in < 137x177 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
Photo id: 10860