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Cat Rock

2,008 MEGAPIXELS
A close-up of "Cat Rock" by Dan Piech: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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2,008 megapixels! A very high definition large format VAST photo print of autumn trees and skyline in Central Park, New York City at sunrise; created by Dan Piech

Cat Rock

2,008 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Central Park, New York City
It was one of those perfectly still, crisp Autumn mornings. In the predawn glow, I surveyed the cloudless sky above New York City's Central Park and navigated to one of the park's hidden gems: a large boulder nestled amid a a grove of diverse trees. Nicknamed "Cat Rock" by locals, this boulder was the longtime home of a large group of "park cats" that would gather under its overhangs.

I set up my equipment as the sun began to rise over the park behind me, illuminating the famous "Billionaire's Row" city skyline at the southern end of the park. The still air, full with the distinctive aromas of autumn, enveloped me while I worked to expose the 104 photos it took to create this immense 2,008 megapixel VAST photo. The sun continued to rise, casting its rays onto the the tops of the beautifully multi-colored trees, adding yet another surreal element to the scene in front of my lens.

I particularly like this scene because of the juxtaposition of the flowing natural rock formations in the foreground and the angular manmade "rock formations" in the background, divided by a band of nature's finest colors created by an amazing diversity of tree species. Additionally, under construction in the middle of the photo is 220 Central Park, one of the skyscrapers headlining NYC's current renaissance of super-tall structures. This represents a city that is ever progressing onward and upward.

My favorite aspect of this photo, however, is the incredible number of disparate and diverse scenes that exist for the viewer to explore, thanks to the photo's exceptional resolution: a trio of flagpoles are nestled in the woods, a winding path weaves its way through an arched tunnel, a digital billboard reads out the time and temperature beneath a scene of flying birds, a small construction ladder rests precariously on a ledge 700 feet in the air atop 220 Central Park, a lone orange leaf clings onto an otherwise leafless branch, a chimney on the famous Hampshire House billows a plume of steam, a close-up of Cat Rock's texture looks like a lunar landscape, a reflection of the colored foliage reflects off a shimmering Columbus Circle building, a luxurious chandelier fills a window on the 90-story One57 tower... there's no shortage of life and scenery to explore in this record-setting photo.
Date & TimeNovember 5, 2016:  8:04am
LocationCentral Park, New York City
Coordinates40.768464, -73.973519
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/20
Shutter1/4
ISO100
Num of Exposures104

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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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2,008 megapixels!
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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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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*
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Worldwide, perpetual usage
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No use laminated in or onto glass
Non-exclusive

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Total Pixels2,008,081,812 px
Width60,468 px
Height33,209 px
Aspect Ratio1.82 : 1
Date & TimeNovember 5, 2016:  8:04am
LocationCentral Park, New York City
Coordinates40.768464, -73.973519
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/20
Shutter1/4
ISO100
Num of Exposures104

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Here are some rough guidelines for this specific photo:

small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 6x3 in
  • Marketing prints < 13x7 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 14x8 in
  • Marketing prints < 28x16 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 32x17 in
  • Marketing prints < 64x35 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 14 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 29 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 71x39 in
  • Marketing prints < 142x78 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 13 ft
colossal
1000 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 142x78 in
  • Marketing prints < 284x156 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 3 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 6 ft
full file
2008 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 202x111 in
  • Marketing prints < 403x221 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 2 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 5 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
< 6x3 in < 13x7 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 14x8 in < 28x16 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 32x17 in < 64x35 in if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
if viewers will be
> 29 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 71x39 in < 142x78 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
colossal
1,000 megapixels
< 142x78 in < 284x156 in if viewers will be
> 3 ft away
if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
full file
2,008 megapixels
< 202x111 in < 403x221 in if viewers will be
> 2 ft away
if viewers will be
> 5 ft away
Photo id: 10143