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236 megapixels! A very high resolution abstract spherical planet VAST photo of autumn in Central Park, New York City; cityscape artwork created by Dan Piech

Central Park Sphere

236 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Central Park, New York City
Sometimes breaking the rules is worth it. The view of the "Billionaires' Row" skyline from Sheep Meadow in Central Park is one of my favorite views in the city. The direct juxtaposition of the park and the city, seemingly on top of one another, is not seen as profoundly anywhere else. It's especially powerful for the week of the year when the autumn foliage is at its peak and the sunrise rays come from far enough north to be reflected off the buildings. Unfortunately, Sheep Meadow is closed behind tall fences during this time, in order to let the grass regrow after a summer full with picnickers.

After a series of lackluster attempts to capture the magnificence of autumn in Central Park, I decided it was worth taking the risk to get a sunrise photo from Sheep Meadow before the few days of peak foliage were gone. So, in the middle of the night, I climbed over the fence blocking the meadow and set up my camera gear hidden under a tree on the north end of the field. As the sun came up and reflected beautifully off of the skyline, I exposed this image. Moments later, a park police officer began yelling in my direction. After a stern scolding and a swift escort out of the park, I found myself walking down 8th avenue with a grin on my face, knowing the image I had stored on my camera.

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Date & TimeNovember 8, 2015:  8:30am
LocationCentral Park, New York City
Coordinates40.771973, -73.973544
Focal Length40mm
Aperturef/8
Shutter1/80
ISO100
Num of Exposures21

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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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Total Pixels236,113,956
Horizontal Pixels15,366
Vertical Pixels15,366
Aspect Ratio1 : 1
File Size1,349 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)4.27 feet
Height @ 300ppi4.27 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)8.54 feet
Height @ 150ppi8.54 feet

Date & TimeNovember 8, 2015:  8:30am
LocationCentral Park, New York City
Coordinates40.771973, -73.973544
Focal Length40mm
Aperturef/8
Shutter1/80
ISO100
Number of Exposures21

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