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Backlit Oak Forest, Napa Valley

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403 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of trees in Napa Valley; fine art nature photo created by Justin Katz in Lake Hennessey, Napa Valley, California

Backlit Oak Forest, Napa Valley

403 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Lake Hennessey, Napa Valley, California

When people think of the scenic beauty of Napa Valley, they traditionally picture the classic vineyard shot. But if you are lucky enough to spend more than the occasional weekend up in those hills, you will discover that there is much, much more to this area than is typically included in the travel brochure.

This particular area around Lake Hennessey is an untouched gem, and contains so many different types of ecological beauty that it’s hard to believe you’re still in the same place sometimes. One moment you will be in dry grass at the lake’s shore, and then you cross a stream and transition to an incredibly lush, mossy oak forest.

The path winds up and through a lush forest of oak trees covered in moss, tall grass, and purple flowers unlike anything I have ever seen before. In the late afternoon, the sun dips below the trees, and the entire forest takes on a magically vibrant, backlit glow. This was unlike anything I had ever seen, and so it was here that I decided that I would take the time to capture a VAST photo of this incredible place.

I waded into the grass and scoured the entire area to find the perfect location. Because it was important for me to make sure the entire scene was in focus and as sharp as could be, it took a number of tries to get everything right. Once I had all my settings perfected, I captured the twenty-one individual photos that I would use to comprise this vibrant VAST photo.

Date & TimeApril 21, 2017:  5:35pm
LocationLake Hennessey, Napa Valley, California
Coordinates38.497567, -122.377910
Focal Length60mm
Aperturef/29
Shutter1/3
ISO100
Num of Exposures21

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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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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.
  • Framed display: The print is mounted inside one of our handcrafted 100% wood frames with a decorative separation between the print and the frame so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo.

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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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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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Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects
Worldwide, perpetual usage
Not for use in products for sale
No use laminated in or onto glass
Non-exclusive

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Total Pixels403,360,580 px
Width29,092 px
Height13,865 px
Aspect Ratio2.1 : 1
Date & TimeApril 21, 2017:  5:35pm
LocationLake Hennessey, Napa Valley, California
Coordinates38.497567, -122.377910
Focal Length60mm
Aperturef/29
Shutter1/3
ISO100
Num of Exposures21

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  • Marketing prints < 14x7 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
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  • Marketing prints < 31x15 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
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50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 34x16 in
  • Marketing prints < 68x33 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 13 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 27 ft
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250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 76x36 in
  • Marketing prints < 153x73 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 12 ft
full file
403 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 97x46 in
  • Marketing prints < 194x92 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 5 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 9 ft
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prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
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Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 7x3 in < 14x7 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 15x7 in < 31x15 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 34x16 in < 68x33 in if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
if viewers will be
> 27 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 76x36 in < 153x73 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 12 ft away
full file
403 megapixels
< 97x46 in < 194x92 in if viewers will be
> 5 ft away
if viewers will be
> 9 ft away
Photo id: 10249