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Coucher de Soleil sur l'Étang de Thau I

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127 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a sailboat on the water in front of a beautiful sunset; photograph created by David Meaux in l'Étang de Thau, Balaruc-les-Bains, l'Hérault, France

Coucher de Soleil sur l'Étang de Thau I

127 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
l'Étang de Thau, Balaruc-les-Bains, l'Hérault, France

The Étang de Thau, an estuarial lagoon, is the largest body of water in the Hérault department of France. It is fed by freshwater streams and rivers and the tides of the Mediterranean Sea that enter the lagoon through canals in the towns of Marseillan and Sète, seen here on the left side of the frame. Sète, which is built atop the hill known as Mont Saint-Claire, provides France with a commercial and fishing port, linking mainland France with Corsica and North Africa.

For this image of the lagoon just before the sun touches the horizon, I wanted to show the peacefulness and calm that exists here even during wintertime. It is a peacefulness well know by sailors who dock their boats on calm waters and are gently rocked to sleep in the hours following the setting sun.

This VAST image was created by combining tilt and shift optical movements on a medium format technical camera with panorama stitching.

Date & TimeDecember 27, 2018:  5:13pm
Locationl'Étang de Thau, Balaruc-les-Bains, l'Hérault, France
Coordinates43.440303, 3.698752
Focal Length70mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter Speed1/30 sec
ISO50
Number of Exposures4

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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 Pixels126,633,027
Horizontal Pixels19,491
Vertical Pixels6,497
Aspect Ratio3 : 1
File Size724 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5.41 feet
Height @ 300ppi1.8 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)10.83 feet
Height @ 150ppi3.61 feet

Date & TimeDecember 27, 2018:  5:13pm
Locationl'Étang de Thau, Balaruc-les-Bains, l'Hérault, France
Coordinates43.440303, 3.698752
Focal Length70mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter Speed1/30 sec
ISO50
Number of Exposures4

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