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Brooklyn Radiance: B&W

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225 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights skyline at sunset dusk; fine art black and white cityscape photograph created by Dan Piech in New York City

Brooklyn Radiance: B&W

225 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Brooklyn, New York City
Brooklyn, living in the ever-present shadow of Manhattan, rarely gets the attention it would be showered with were it placed anywhere else in the US. Many photographers, artists, tourists, and New Yorkers flock to Brooklyn only to turn around and face the more-imposing Manhattan skyline across the East River. So, for quite some time, I've wanted to flip this standard behavior on its head and capture a VAST photo of the vibrant Brooklyn skyline from Manhattan.

I began the process of accomplishing this goal by traversing miles up and down the Manhattan banks of the East River, hunting for the perfect angle. After not finding a worthy perspective after days of searching, I suddenly discovered a tiny elevated park high above FDR Drive in the Financial District - a hidden area that is no doubt unknown to most New Yorkers. It was perfect.

For months thereafter, I paid attention to how the light interacted with the skyline at different times of day and in different weather conditions. I noticed that, when when there was a high-altitude cloud bank on the western horizon (but not touching the horizon) at sunset, a magical thing would happen. As the sun would drop deep beneath the horizon, its last light would illuminate the cloud bank in a beautiful fuchsia hue. This would, in turn, cast the west-facing skyline in a warm, radiant glow, backdropped by the deep ocean-blue of the near-nighttime sky on the eastern horizon.

Also, at this magical time, all of the windows and street lights would begin to light up, adding an even greater vibrancy to the scene. For a few fleeting minutes, their luminosity would be perfectly balanced with the luminosity of the sky, neither overpowering nor playing second fiddle to the glowing reflection.

This exact situation played out the evening I captured this VAST photo. I could see hordes of photographers on the Brooklyn side of the river taking pictures of the sunset and Manhattan skyline behind me as I set up my equipment alone in the small elevated park. I began exposing the multitude of long-exposure images required to create this exceptionally high resolution VAST photo as the light dimmed and the magical illumination appeared. It felt good knowing that, at that moment, at least one person was giving Brooklyn the due credit it rightly deserves.
Date & TimeApril 12, 2017:  8:07pm
LocationBrooklyn, New York City
Coordinates40.702876, -74.008751
Focal Length227mm
Aperturef/8
Shutter8 sec
ISO400
Num of Exposures19

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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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Total Pixels224,683,802 px
Width25,963 px
Height8,654 px
Aspect Ratio3 : 1
Date & TimeApril 12, 2017:  8:07pm
LocationBrooklyn, New York City
Coordinates40.702876, -74.008751
Focal Length227mm
Aperturef/8
Shutter8 sec
ISO400
Num of Exposures19

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small
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  • Marketing prints < 16x5 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
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  • Marketing prints < 37x12 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
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50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 41x14 in
  • Marketing prints < 82x27 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 13 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 27 ft
full file
225 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 87x29 in
  • Marketing prints < 173x58 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 13 ft
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wallpapers
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> 13 ft away
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> 27 ft away
full file
225 megapixels
< 87x29 in < 173x58 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
Photo id: 10243