Its resolution is 1,442% greater than
a typical fine art photograph.
It is one of the highest quality images
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
VAST photos are the highest resolution photographs ever made.
This 324-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 156 HDTVs.
|Aspect Ratio||1 : 0.8|
|File Size||1,850 MB|
|Width @ 300ppi (perfect)||4.47 feet|
|Height @ 300ppi||5.59 feet|
|Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)||8.95 feet|
|Height @ 150ppi||11.18 feet|
|Date & Time||2018: 11:30pm|
|Location||Le Bons Bay, New Zealand|
|Shutter Speed||60 sec - 120 sec|
|Number of Exposures||45|
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