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Fortress

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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
Shutter1/1250 sec
ISO100
Num of Exposures33

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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

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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VAST Print™

A VAST Print™ represents the pinnacle of the photographic medium. Each print is a true photograph created specifically for you using light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom with the industry's highest precision exposure technique. Your print is then sealed with a shine-enhancing protective glossy coating*, adhered to a sturdy aluminum composite backing, and finished in one of two ready-to-hang formats:

  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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285 megapixels!
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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

Due to their record-setting resolutions, VAST photos are the most versatile images ever created, with the quality necessary to look great at any size and in any project. Purchasing one of our standard royalty-free licenses provides you with the digital file at your choice of resolution and a permit to use it for most types of projects. Click here to learn more.

Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects
Worldwide, perpetual usage
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No use laminated in or onto glass
Non-exclusive

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Total Pixels285,095,508 px
Width18,003 px
Height15,836 px
Aspect Ratio1.14 : 1
Date & TimeAugust 13, 2021:  7:15pm
LocationTuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California
Coordinates37.874332, -119.357243
Focal Length75mm
Aperturef/2.8
Shutter1/1250 sec
ISO100
Num of Exposures33

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  • Marketing prints < 10x9 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
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  • Marketing prints < 22x20 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
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50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 25x22 in
  • Marketing prints < 50x44 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 18 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 36 ft
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250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 56x49 in
  • Marketing prints < 112x99 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 8 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 16 ft
full file
285 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 60x53 in
  • Marketing prints < 120x106 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 8 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 15 ft
Fine art
prints
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Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
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Use on
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device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 5x4 in < 10x9 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 11x10 in < 22x20 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 25x22 in < 50x44 in if viewers will be
> 18 ft away
if viewers will be
> 36 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 56x49 in < 112x99 in if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
if viewers will be
> 16 ft away
full file
285 megapixels
< 60x53 in < 120x106 in if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
if viewers will be
> 15 ft away
Photo id: 10994