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Billion Dollar View: B&W

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259 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Los Angles skyline at night with the moon; cityscape photograph created by Jeff Lewis in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California

Billion Dollar View: B&W

259 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Spent 15 years there. I didn't enjoy it much.

I'd never explored the city's nooks and crannies. I'd ignored the diverse cultural experiences. I'd taken the incredible food for granted. Now, when I come back to visit, I've begun to realize what I was missing.

My partner and I were driving down from the Bay Area. Weather looked clear, blue, and hot for most of the week. I almost didn't bring my camera at all. Right before leaving, I just thought, what the heck, and put the bag in the trunk.

About halfway down, one of my clients back home asked me about a moonrise alignment over San Francisco. It then hit me: we should be in town right around 8:15pm, and moonrise is 8:45... why don't we hunt it over LA?

We spent the next hour scouring Google Earth for places that would line up. Things only looked to line up over downtown from the mansions in the Hollywood Hills. I hadn't spent much time here before, but I remembered it being home to private property, security cameras, and tall fences. We identified one potential spot, standing in the middle of a street on a hill steep enough to get us a view over the fences below. Of course, we were cutting it a little close to go in blind... but we didn't have much to lose!

We drove up the final road, not totally sure if we were supposed to be there or not. I came around the corner that I'd scouted, and this incredible vista filled the rear view mirror. There was nowhere to pull over, so I started to turn around. Another car appeared. It was another photographer, who had taken the same gamble. Safety in numbers, I guess?

We hardly had time to greet one another before another car came around the corner. This one wasn't a photographer. "What's going on here?"

"Well, we think the moon is going to rise right over downtown in a few minutes, and it's going to be amazing!"

"Oh, enjoy!" We were good to go. The moon came up right as planned. Thanks to a low pressure trough that had just blown through, the skyline was clearer than I'd ever seen it in the summer months. Everything fell into place, and I quickly took this panoramic image, thankful for the opportunity to photograph here, and headed home to meet my family for dinner. We were late, and they had eaten without us, but it all worked out in the end.

So, here we have it: a billion dollar view!

Date & TimeJune 24, 2021:  8:45pm
LocationHollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34.105869, -118.350237
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/9
Shutter1.6 sec
ISO100
Num of Exposures14

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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.
  • 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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Total Pixels258,713,972 px
Width24,862 px
Height10,406 px
Aspect Ratio2.39 : 1
Date & TimeJune 24, 2021:  8:45pm
LocationHollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34.105869, -118.350237
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/9
Shutter1.6 sec
ISO100
Num of Exposures14

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  • Marketing prints < 73x31 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 13 ft
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250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 81x34 in
  • Marketing prints < 163x68 in
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  • Massive murals viewed from > 11 ft
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259 megapixels
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  • Marketing prints < 166x69 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 11 ft
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259 megapixels
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> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
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Photo id: 10972