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Convict Lake 2016

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Mono County, California

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649 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of mountains with snow and an alpine lake in winter; landscape photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Mono County, California

Convict Lake 2016

649 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Mono County, California

Convict Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains has become a favorite photography location of mine. My friend Noah, a hiker who knows the area quite well, thankfully brought it to my attention a few years ago when I was on my way up to Mammoth Lakes, California.

The lake is somewhat tucked away just west of Highway 395. A much-needed snowstorm had just blanketed much of the area for the first time in a few seasons. After giving it a day to clear, I drove up to get the shot. I was more than thrilled at the first sight of Laurel Mountain framing the lake beautifully as always, and this time completely covered in snow.

Convict Lake, though aptly named based on its history, could be considered somewhat of a harsh moniker considering the innate beauty of the location. The tranquil essence of winter at the lake is certainly on full display in this magnificent VAST photo.

Date & TimeMarch 8, 2016:  1:20pm
LocationMono County, California
Coordinates37.594000, -118.851000
Focal Length85mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter Speed1/90
ISO64
Number of Exposures33

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Total Pixels649,162,355
Horizontal Pixels37,841
Vertical Pixels17,155
Aspect Ratio2.21 : 1
File Size3,709 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)10.51 feet
Height @ 300ppi4.77 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)21.02 feet
Height @ 150ppi9.53 feet

Date & TimeMarch 8, 2016:  1:20pm
LocationMono County, California
Coordinates37.594000, -118.851000
Focal Length85mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter Speed1/90
ISO64
Number of Exposures33

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