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1,123 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a stream with rocks on the side, backdropped by a snowy forest and large mountain range with Castle Mountain; landscape photograph created by Scott Dimond in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
1,123 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a stream with rocks on the side, backdropped by a snowy forest and large mountain range with Castle Mountain; landscape photograph created by Scott Dimond in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
1,123 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a stream with rocks on the side, backdropped by a snowy forest and large mountain range with Castle Mountain; landscape photograph created by Scott Dimond in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
1,123 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a stream with rocks on the side, backdropped by a snowy forest and large mountain range with Castle Mountain; landscape photograph created by Scott Dimond in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
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Castle Mountain Sunrise

1,123 MEGAPIXELS
1,123 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a stream with rocks on the side, backdropped by a snowy forest and large mountain range with Castle Mountain; landscape photograph created by Scott Dimond in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
This photo is 5,250% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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Castle Mountain Sunrise

1,123 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
5,250% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
Scroll to learn more.

Castle Mountain Sunrise

1,123 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Castle Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

January 4th, 2019 brought a huge snowfall to Banff National Park. The 80+ cm (31.5 inches) of fresh snow made travel impossible on the mountain roads and in fact, the famous Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93) was closed for several days. At the first notice of the reopening of the Icefields Parkway, I headed for Banff National Park, knowing full well that the huge snowfall would present some wonderful photo opportunities.

My first stop was just before sunrise near the spot where the Trans-Canada Highway meets Hwy 93 South, about half-way between the townsites of Banff and Lake Louise. The intersection is known as Castle Junction, that is so named for the nearby iconic Castle Mountain.

The Bow River cuts in front of the mountain base and creates great views of the multiple peaks of Castle Mountain. As I knew I wanted to create a high-resolution VAST photo and knowing that such an undertaking would require considerable time, I set up all my special equipment and started photographing the foreground well before the sun reached the horizon. By the time the sun was kissing the peaks of Castle Mountain, I was ready to capture those parts of the image. But before I was done, I quickly returned to the foreground and re-photographed the reflection pool now that it presented the wonderfully illuminated grandeur of Castle Mountain.

This image presented considerable technical challenges that tested my skill set like never before. As most of the foreground was very close to my telephoto lens, special techniques were used to ensure everything in the photo is in focus and tack sharp. This image was created by combining over 980 individual images, all of which were captured for the sole purpose of high-resolution with incredible depth of focus. I encourage you to explore the image and see for yourself the vast amount of detail that can be found within.

Scott is an award-winning photographer, world-renowned teacher of specialty imaging techniques, and computer scientist. His images have appeared in magazines and books around the world and his fine art prints adorn the walls of homes and businesses alike. In 2015, Scott received the prestigious international award of “Panoramic Photographer of the Year” by Kolor for his pioneering work in the field of high-resolution image-making.

Living next to the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park, Scott spent many years focusing his photography purely on their natural beauty.

Date & TimeJanuary 6, 2019:  8:35am - 9:30am
LocationCastle Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates51.267359, -115.928454
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/30
ISO400
Num of Exposures983

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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™

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  • 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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1,123 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a stream with rocks on the side, backdropped by a snowy forest and large mountain range with Castle Mountain; landscape photograph created by Scott Dimond in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Paper print
Shine-enhancing
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

Due to their record-setting resolutions, VAST photos are the most versatile images ever created, with the quality necessary to look great at any size and in any project. Purchasing one of our standard royalty-free licenses provides you with the digital file at your choice of resolution and a permit to use it for most types of projects. Click here to learn more.

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 Pixels1,123,427,338 px
Width35,618 px
Height31,541 px
Aspect Ratio1.13 : 1
Date & TimeJanuary 6, 2019:  8:35am - 9:30am
LocationCastle Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates51.267359, -115.928454
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/30
ISO400
Num of Exposures983

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  • Marketing prints < 112x99 in
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  • Marketing prints < 224x198 in
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  • Massive murals viewed from > 8 ft
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1123 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 119x105 in
  • Marketing prints < 237x210 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 4 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 8 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
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(~40x16 ft)
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Digital
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2 megapixels
< 5x4 in < 10x9 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 11x10 in < 22x20 in full-screen use high-resolution
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50 megapixels
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> 18 ft away
if viewers will be
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huge
250 megapixels
< 56x50 in < 112x99 in if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
if viewers will be
> 16 ft away
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1,000 megapixels
< 112x99 in < 224x198 in if viewers will be
> 4 ft away
if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
full file
1,123 megapixels
< 119x105 in < 237x210 in if viewers will be
> 4 ft away
if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
Photo id: 10499