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Dry Tortugas Bush Key Sunrise

A close-up of "Dry Tortugas Bush Key Sunrise" by Chris Blake: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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717 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of sunset over the Atlantic Ocean in Dry Tortugas National Park; photograph created by Chris Blake in Florida

Dry Tortugas Bush Key Sunrise

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Fort Jefferson was initially established as an Historic Monument by FDR back in 1935. It later became a National Park to protect not only the fort but 10 other keys in the area and much of the surrounding waters. Today only 7 keys remain with the other 4 being reclaimed by Mother Nature. The Fort itself sits on Garden Key, the Fort was originally established to protect the highly lucrative trading route that ran through the Keys and up the East Coast. Fort Jefferson was a wonder of “modern construction” when it was built in the mid 1800’s comprised of over 16 million bricks all being brought in on small wooden sailboats.

This Vast image was taken from the Easternmost bastion of Fort Jefferson. Originally home to some of the most advanced large guns of its time, the roof of the bastions and the casemates now provide access to the incredible views seen in this image. This image, taken at sunrise, demonstrates the beauty of both Bush Key and Long Key. The sun’s early rays reflecting off of the perfect crystal blue waters is absolutely breathtaking. The sun is just beginning to peek through the breaking storm clouds as the rains that had poured through the night finally cleared. Bush Key (in the foreground) had only recently reopened to the public as it spends nine months of the year off limits to protect nesting birds and the nesting grounds of four different species of sea turtles. Long Key (seen in the distance) is closed to the public through the entire year to protect the nesting grounds of the Magnificent Frigatebird.

Date & TimeOctober 10, 2021:  6:29pm
LocationDry Tortugas National Park, Florida
Coordinates24.628501, -82.872731
Focal Length135mm
Shutter Speed1/50
Number of Exposures72

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Total Pixels717,462,240
Horizontal Pixels35,936
Vertical Pixels19,965
Aspect Ratio1.8 : 1
File Size4,100 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)9.98 feet
Height @ 300ppi5.55 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)19.96 feet
Height @ 150ppi11.09 feet

Date & TimeOctober 10, 2021:  6:29pm
LocationDry Tortugas National Park, Florida
Coordinates24.628501, -82.872731
Focal Length135mm
Shutter Speed1/50
Number of Exposures72

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