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1,630 megapixels! A very high resolution, abstract photo print of a Washington DC monument; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in D.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
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D.C. War Memorial Spherical Panorama I

1,630 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
D.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
March 9, 2013

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The District of Columbia War Memorial is the only city-centric monument on the National Mall. This memorial honors the 26,000 men and women from Washington, D.C. who served in World War I, with their names inscribed along the outer walls.

Construction completed in 1931 of the circular, open-air, Doric structure, and it was built almost entirely of Vermont marble. The monument rises 47 feet; with a diameter of 44 feet, it’s large enough to accommodate the entire U.S. Marine Band. It was intended that the structure be a memorial and a bandstand and that each concert would be a tribute to those who served and sacrificed in the war.

For years I’ve been intrigued with surreal artwork of the likes of René Magritte and Salvador Dali, with their reality-bending paintings that bring about reflection of the world around us. Inspired to make some head-scratching images myself, I started to experiment with “panoramic stitching” and created this full spherical panorama in 2013. While I love the high-resolution photos the VAST technique allows; I began learning the process as a way to push compositional boundaries often quite limited in the world of fine art photography.

To create a spherical panorama or “little planet”, imagine taking photos of every angle as viewed from where you stand, including the point under your feet. Combine all those photos into a single image and the end-result would be a three-dimensional sphere. Flatten that into two-dimensions and you have what you see here. I chose the ceiling as my center point in this version, as the symmetrical monument bends into this fascinating perspective.

While not as well-known as other Washington, D.C. monuments, this memorial is a must-see. It is a peaceful place along the National Mall amidst a grove of mature elm, oak, maple, and beech trees in Ash Woods. The D.C. War Memorial itself is a beautiful structure and one that pays a much-deserved tribute to those Washingtonians who served in the “War to End All Wars”.


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FILE SPECS

Total Pixels1,629,979,129
Horizontal Pixels40,373
Vertical Pixels40,373
Aspect Ratio1 : 1
File Size9,314 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)11.21 feet
Height @ 300ppi11.21 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)22.43 feet
Height @ 150ppi22.43 feet

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeMarch 9, 2013:  10:02am - 10:29am
LocationD.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.887599, -77.043497
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter Speed1/30 sec - 1/125 sec
ISO100
Number of Exposures30
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Certificate of authenticity  
with artist signature

Mounting brace floats the display
off the wall by 1 inch
Metal back
Paper print
Acrylic glass
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