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Golden Gate Morning

588 MEGAPIXELS
A close-up of "Golden Gate Morning" by Jim Tarpo: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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588 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Golden Gate Bridge with a blue sky in the background and the San Francisco Bay in the foreground; photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Marshall's Beach, San Francisco, California

Despite having ended off on my Jewel By the Bay photo session at midnight the day before, I took an early morning hike down a somewhat slippery embankment near Marshal's Beach. Since the prior day was also a travel day where I'd gotten up at 4:00 am to catch a flight, my legs were not happy with me.

While there was some self-doubt about the effort at the time, it became clear that this was a fantastic spot from which to photograph the Golden Gate bridge. The viewpoint, while looking down at the water of bay, looks up at the bridge in a way that highlights its immense magnitude.

I had barely gotten set up when the huge orange tanker cruised underneath the center span about eight minutes later.

The large subjects in this image are quite impressive and this photograph is able to convey that in great detail. With over 20K pixels in the vertical dimension, it is a good choice for prints covering a large vertical span.

Date & TimeSeptember 13, 2019:  7:30am - 9:00am
LocationMarshall's Beach, San Francisco, California
Coordinates37.804900, -122.478500
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef8
Shutter1/180
ISO320
Num of Exposures44

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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.
  • 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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588 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*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
Not for use laminated in or onto glass in North America
Non-exclusive (i.e. we may license the photo to others)

For a premium license that gives exclusivity, glass-related use in North America, or use in merchandise for sale, contact us.

Total Pixels587,566,869 px
Width28,883 px
Height20,343 px
Aspect Ratio1.42 : 1
Date & TimeSeptember 13, 2019:  7:30am - 9:00am
LocationMarshall's Beach, San Francisco, California
Coordinates37.804900, -122.478500
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef8
Shutter1/180
ISO320
Num of Exposures44

How much resolution do I need?

Here are some rough guidelines for this specific photo:

small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 6x4 in
  • Marketing prints < 11x8 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 13x9 in
  • Marketing prints < 25x18 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 28x20 in
  • Marketing prints < 56x40 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 16 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 33 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 63x44 in
  • Marketing prints < 126x88 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 7 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 15 ft
full file
588 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 96x68 in
  • Marketing prints < 193x136 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 < 11x8 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 13x9 in < 25x18 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 28x20 in < 56x40 in if viewers will be
> 16 ft away
if viewers will be
> 33 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 63x44 in < 126x88 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 15 ft away
full file
588 megapixels
< 96x68 in < 193x136 in if viewers will be
> 5 ft away
if viewers will be
> 10 ft away
Photo id: 10553