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Elysium

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494 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Moraine Lake: a beautiful lake with mountains in the background and reflected in the water; fine art nature landscape photograph created by Tim Shields in Banff National Park, Canada

Elysium

494 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada

Tim Shields is the founder of Photography Academy, author of The Photo Cookbook, and creator of the Photography Transformation Four-Step System.

In 2018, Tim was awarded "Nature Photographer of the Year" by Master Photographers International and holds the designation of Master Photographer in Fine Art (MPI).

Tim specializes in ultra-high-resolution panoramic images. His passion for the outdoors takes him to remote hike-in locations where he packs in his photography and camping gear in search of unique landscape compositions and warm "golden hour" light. Tim believes that mountains, streams, and oceans are the world's most beautiful pieces of art, and his goal is to capture vibrant images that reflect the true beauty of the earth so that a brief moment of perfect light can be enjoyed for years to come.

Tim Shields has traveled throughout North America, Europe, and China in search of the perfect landscape image. He has won numerous photographic awards and lives in White Rock, Canada. He is an honors graduate from the BC Institute of Technology in Civil and Structural Engineering and holds a master of arts degree.

Date & TimeJuly 8, 2017:  6:32am
LocationMoraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada
Coordinates51.327083, -116.180505
Focal Length70mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/15
ISO64
Num of Exposures26

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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
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
  • Framed display: The print is mounted inside one of our handcrafted 100% wood frames with a decorative separation between the print and the frame so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo.

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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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Laser-exposed at a truly unprecedented 610ppi resolution
Created using fine art paper with a specialty emulsion enabling unsurpassed micro-contrast, ultra-bright whites, and deep blacks
Printed with a chromogenic process that produces "continuous tones" of silky smooth color (other printers use noticeable dots of ink)
Sealed between an extra-thick, shine-enhancing protective coating and a sturdy aluminum composite backing for a sleek look
Award-winning product quality recognized industry-wide
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by certified master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Hand-signed by the artist and accompanied by our digitally-enhanced, holographic certificate of authenticity
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Digital file

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Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
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Total Pixels493,529,400 px
Width27,300 px
Height18,078 px
Aspect Ratio1.51 : 1
Date & TimeJuly 8, 2017:  6:32am
LocationMoraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada
Coordinates51.327083, -116.180505
Focal Length70mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/15
ISO64
Num of Exposures26

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 6x4 in
  • Marketing prints < 12x8 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
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  • Fine art prints < 13x9 in
  • Marketing prints < 26x17 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 29x19 in
  • Marketing prints < 58x38 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 16 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 32 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 65x43 in
  • Marketing prints < 130x86 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 7 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 14 ft
full file
494 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 91x60 in
  • Marketing prints < 182x121 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 5 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 10 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
webpages
Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 6x4 in < 12x8 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 13x9 in < 26x17 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 29x19 in < 58x38 in if viewers will be
> 16 ft away
if viewers will be
> 32 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 65x43 in < 130x86 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
full file
494 megapixels
< 91x60 in < 182x121 in if viewers will be
> 5 ft away
if viewers will be
> 10 ft away
Photo id: 10310