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285 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a nature scene with a stream and a forest and mountain in the background; peaceful nature landscape photograph created by Jeff Lewis in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California

Fortress

285 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California

Campsites in Yosemite in the summer are hard to come by. The experience is often compared to scoring concert tickets. Wake up before 7AM, refresh like mad, and hope for the best. The site WILL go down, you WILL use every curse word you've ever learned... but things usually work out in the end.

That's exactly what happened back in March, when I was able to book a campsite for mid-August in the high country. It's impossible to plan around weather that far out (even as a meteorologist!), so I had just planned to hike around.

When the week of our trip finally came, the planning waters started to get murky. California was on fire again, as seems to be happening every summer. Skies were smoky, air was unhealthy. We waited it out til the last minute, suitcases packed but losing hope. The smoke models and forecasts weren't really showing things getting much better.

There were also clouds in the forecast, and even afternoon storms. Any mountain photography veteran is drawn to this kind of weather like a magnet. Of course, if it was too smoky, we wouldn't see anything.

We waited til the afternoon... then decided to just screw it and go. If conditions were terrible, we could do some sightseeing from the car and come home early.

That turned out to be one of the best decisions we've made. There was a little haze, but it didn't ruin the trip -- if anything, it added some nice atmosphere to the photos. The sunsets were fantastic, the hiking was excellent, the nights were clear and full of stars.

After doing a couple wild hikes the day before, this time we took it easy and strolled around the meadow. I was immediately drawn to this calm spot along the riverbank, reflecting a peak we had stood atop just the night before. I opened the lens all the way up to f/2.8 to intentionally blur the foreground for artistic effect.

When in doubt... just go!

Date & TimeAugust 13, 2021:  7:15pm
LocationTuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California
Coordinates37.874332, -119.357243
Focal Length75mm
Aperturef/2.8
Shutter Speed1/1250 sec
ISO100
Number of Exposures33

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Our acrylic glass displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain one of our photographic prints sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden mounting brace on the rear causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

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Total Pixels285,095,508
Horizontal Pixels18,003
Vertical Pixels15,836
Aspect Ratio1.14 : 1
File Size1,629 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5 feet
Height @ 300ppi4.4 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)10 feet
Height @ 150ppi8.8 feet

Date & TimeAugust 13, 2021:  7:15pm
LocationTuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California
Coordinates37.874332, -119.357243
Focal Length75mm
Aperturef/2.8
Shutter Speed1/1250 sec
ISO100
Number of Exposures33

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