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Crystal Cove State Beach

1,405 MEGAPIXELS
A close-up of "Crystal Cove State Beach" by Jim Tarpo: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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1,405 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of a seascape with the beach, rocks, sand, and waves; panorama photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Newport Beach, California

Crystal Cove State Beach

1,405 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Newport Beach, California

This huge VAST photo is the most challenging composition in my portfolio to date. My goal was to create a VAST photo of Crystal Cove Beach in Southern California… at a high enough resolution make an incredibly large 50ft. x 8ft. wall print. That aspect ratio was almost an insurmountable challenge.

My first three attempts at photographing the beach did not produce enough width to cover the span and there wasn’t enough compelling detail to the water side of the image to justify continuing in that direction with the camera. The fourth attempt provided the break that I was looking for. It came in the form of ‘low tide’. The ocean significantly retreated to reveal the trademark rock formations of the coastline that Crystal Cove Beach is known for.

Strategically timing multiple images of the water action at each camera position was necessary to facilitate the difficult job of blending the ocean images together into one amazing composition.

The final VAST photo is one that I’m very proud of – and one that looks truly stunning as a large-format, wide-aspect-ratio wall covering.

Date & TimeMarch 29, 2017:  5:04pm
LocationNewport Beach, California
Coordinates33.579793, -117.853323
Focal Length160mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter Speed1/180
ISO160
Number of Exposures54

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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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Mounting brace floats the display
off the wall by 1 inch
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Purchase a rights-managed license to use this photo file. A license provides you with the full resolution digital image file and a permit to use it for a specific project. Use the form below to begin the licensing process or click here to learn more.

Total Pixels1,404,540,000
Horizontal Pixels86,700
Vertical Pixels16,200
Aspect Ratio5.35 : 1
File Size8,026 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)24.08 feet
Height @ 300ppi4.5 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)48.17 feet
Height @ 150ppi9 feet

Date & TimeMarch 29, 2017:  5:04pm
LocationNewport Beach, California
Coordinates33.579793, -117.853323
Focal Length160mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter Speed1/180
ISO160
Number of Exposures54

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