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3,455 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST abstract photo print of the DC War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC; abstract photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in D.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
3,455 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST abstract photo print of the DC War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC; abstract photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in D.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
3,455 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST abstract photo print of the DC War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC; abstract 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 II

3,455 MEGAPIXELS
3,455 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST abstract photo print of the DC War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC; abstract photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in D.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
This photo is 16,352% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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D.C. War Memorial Spherical Panorama II

3,455 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
16,352% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
Scroll to learn more.

D.C. War Memorial Spherical Panorama II

3,455 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
D.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.

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 seal in the center of the floor as my center-point in this version as the symmetrical monument bends into this fascinating perspective. I didn’t shoot this panorama until two years after my first. In 2013 I hadn’t yet figured out the trick of taking the “nadir photo” (the point vertically beneath the camera center at the time of exposure) while producing the seamless result seen here.

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”.

Date & TimeJanuary 31, 2015:  8:14am - 8:34am
LocationD.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.887599, -77.043497
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/100 sec - 1/25 sec
ISO250
Num of Exposures27

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3,455 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST abstract photo print of the DC War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC; abstract photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in D.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
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Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
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Total Pixels3,455,323,524 px
Width58,782 px
Height58,782 px
Aspect Ratio1 : 1
Date & TimeJanuary 31, 2015:  8:14am - 8:34am
LocationD.C. War Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.887599, -77.043497
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/100 sec - 1/25 sec
ISO250
Num of Exposures27

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Photo id: 10712