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Chicago Sunset

813 MEGAPIXELS
A close-up of "Chicago Sunset" by Chris Blake: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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813 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Chicago skyline at sunset; cityscape photograph created by Chris Blake in Chicago, Illinois

This beautiful sunset shot of the Chicago skyline was created on the Skyline Walk, between the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium. This image includes most of Chicago’s famous buildings. You can see the Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower which is the second tallest building in the United States. The Aon Center was formerly known as the Standard Oil building but changed its name after the company rebranded. The building itself was forced to undergo its own type of rebranding when its marble facade had to be replaced with granite as the wind in the Windy City was knocking the marble loose and creating a fall hazard. The historic Palmer House can be seen to the right of the Shedd Aquarium, while today it is a Hilton Hotel when it was built it was one of the most extravagant wedding gifts of the time from Potter Palmer to his beloved Bertha. The John Hancock Center is the seventh tallest building in the US and is seen on the right-hand side of the image.

These buildings lit up for night create an eye-catching image against the backdrop of sunset just after an early spring storm. You can see the storm clouds and building lights reflected in the wrap-around windows of the Shedd Aquarium in the left-hand corner of the photo and the still wet pavement of the Lakefront Trail.

Date & TimeApril 22, 2022:  7:54pm
LocationChicago, Illinois
Coordinates41.867666, -87.613708
Focal Length100mm
ApertureF/16
Shutter Speed1/3, 1, 1/30
ISO800
Number of Exposures27
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Our photographic prints are created using a specialty, large-format fine art printer designed to produce archival, museum-grade prints. They are true "chromogenic" prints: light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom using state-of-the-art lasers to produce the sharpest possible image. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

Our photographic prints are available in one of two finishes: glossy and lustre. Glossy prints have a rich, silky saturation and are great for environments where the lighting and reflections have been carefully thought through. Lustre prints have a bright, sparkle-like finish that diffuses reflections and are therefore more versatile for environments where the lighting and reflections are less under your control.

Your print comes with two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one that you will affix to the finished piece and one that remains standalone. Additionally, your print's provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital technology. Learn more.

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Acrylic glass display

Our acrylic glass displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain one of our photographic prints sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden mounting brace on the rear causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

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Total Pixels813,025,815
Horizontal Pixels56,519
Vertical Pixels14,385
Aspect Ratio3.93 : 1
File Size4,646 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)15.7 feet
Height @ 300ppi4 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)31.4 feet
Height @ 150ppi7.99 feet

Date & TimeApril 22, 2022:  7:54pm
LocationChicago, Illinois
Coordinates41.867666, -87.613708
Focal Length100mm
ApertureF/16
Shutter Speed1/3, 1, 1/30
ISO800
Number of Exposures27

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