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324 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format surreal photo artwork of the Milky Way above a bay of water and the ocean; VAST print created by Paul Wilson in Le Bons Bay, New Zealand

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ARTIST:
Paul Wilson

CREATED:
2018
Le Bons Bay, New Zealand


RESOLUTION:
324 megapixels

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This 324-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created, with a resolution equivalent to 156 full-HD TVs.

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When I set out for an astrophotography expedition on this night it was totally clear, I drove a couple of hours to the location I had in mind only to be met with fog and a bit of a breeze.

I quickly packed up and traveled to spot number two, a few bays and hills over and was greeted with clear skies.

By then the Milky Way core and Mars was a bit higher than I had anticipated so I proceeded to set up my photography equipment as fast as possible and started imaging the sky.

I shot the sky with a 30 shot panorama at 1 minute each shot, so this section took 30 minutes.

I then shot the foreground with 15 shots at 2 minutes each to capture more light, this also took 30 minutes.

In total, just shooting this single photo took an hour, but it has huge resolution and low noise as a result of that time.

Blending the two panoramas was rather difficult but enjoyable, I wanted to add something to draw the eye and soften the horizon so did some light painting too.

Having a backup plan when going out to shoot is important, the weather has been rather bad for wind and cloud this year so I'm very happy I had a plan B.

A vision is very important, when you execute that goal it's a great feeling!

Shot on Banks Peninsula, New Zealand.

Canon 5D4 & Sigma Art 50mm
Sky: ISO1600, ƒ2.8, 60s x 30 shots
Ground: ISO1600, ƒ2, 120s x 15 shots

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This 324-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 156 full-HD TVs.


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TECH SPECS

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & Time2018:  11:30pm
LocationLe Bons Bay, New Zealand
Coordinates-43.735653, 173.093889
CameraCanon 5D Mark IV
Megapixels per Exposure30.4
LensSigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Focal Length50mm
Aperturef/2-f/2.8
Shutter Speed60 sec - 120 sec
ISO160
Number of Exposures45

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels324,245,992
Horizontal Pixels16,106
Vertical Pixels20,132
Aspect Ratio1 : 0.8
File Size1.85 GB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)4.47 feet
Height @ 300ppi5.59 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)8.95 feet
Height @ 150ppi11.18 feet
Canon 5D Mark IV
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Canon 5D Mark IV
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
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