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Early Light on the Polychrome Hills of Denali

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549 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of hills and a mountain ridgeline at sunrise; landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Polychrome Overlook, Denali National Park, Alaska

Early Light on the Polychrome Hills of Denali

549 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Polychrome Overlook, Denali National Park, Alaska

The early morning light on the Polychrome Hills provides justification for their name. Known for the many colors of the hills, there is a multitude of colors that reflect off of these hills.

Polychrome Mountain is a prominent 5,900+ ft (1,798+ m) elevation summit located in Denali National Park and Preserve, in the Alaska Range, in Alaska. It is a landmark in the Toklat River valley visible to tourists as the park road traverses the southern slope of the mountain.

My Professional Photographers Pass allowed us to be at this location at sunrise, long before the tour buses started their daily runs. This rare day of nearly blue skies allowed the rising sun to paint the hills in dazzling light. A herd of grazing caribou are visible center left.

Date & TimeAugust 7, 2017:  7:14am - 7:20am
LocationPolychrome Overlook, Denali National Park, Alaska
Coordinates63.535632, -149.829022
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/15
ISO100
Num of Exposures117

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Produced using a specialty, large-format fine art printer operating at 300ppi resolution—the gold standard for sharpness
Printed onto heavyweight, 100% acid-free fine art canvas to preserve color-accuracy and longevity
Created using materials and methods that exceed the rigorous technical standards required to achieve the prized "giclée" industry rating
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by award-winning master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
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Total Pixels549,315,970 px
Width43,645 px
Height12,586 px
Aspect Ratio3.47 : 1
Date & TimeAugust 7, 2017:  7:14am - 7:20am
LocationPolychrome Overlook, Denali National Park, Alaska
Coordinates63.535632, -149.829022
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/15
ISO100
Num of Exposures117

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