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Golden Gate North Tower

298 MEGAPIXELS
A close-up of "Golden Gate North Tower" by Justin Katz: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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298 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, and the San Francisco Bay; cityscape fine art photo created by Justin Katz from Battery Spencer in Sausalito, California

Golden Gate North Tower

298 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Battery Spencer, Sausalito, California
The Golden Gate Bridge connects my current home, San Francisco, with the county to the north where I grew up, Marin. It’s southernmost point, Battery Spencer is an old military bunker designed to protect against enemy ships attempting to enter the San Francisco Bay. As such, it has a commanding view of the famous Golden Gate Bridge and the entire surrounding area.

Having grown up here, I have seen this view (and photographed it) many times, always wanting to take a better photo than the previous one. However when framing the composition of this VAST photo, I wanted to be sure and do something unique. Instead of capturing the wide view of the entire area, I wanted to focus in on just the north tower of this iconic bridge, and really present it as a dramatic feature on the landscape.

Famous San Francisco landmarks like Coit Tower and the Transamerica Building can also clearly be seen through the suspension cables of the illuminated bridge. Additionally, this VAST photo captures a historical moment: the construction of the Salesforce Tower – the new tallest building on the Western coast of the United States. It will forever change the skyline of this famous city, and this photo captures that transitional moment in history.

The view from Battery Spencer offers a very classic photo of the Golden Gate Bridge. However, this classic scene of this incredible landmark has now been captured using the high quality VAST technique, enabling very large format prints of it to remain impeccably sharp.
Date & TimeJanuary 13, 2017:  5:47pm
LocationBattery Spencer, Sausalito, California
Coordinates37.827607, -122.481897
Focal Length105mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter4 sec
ISO250
Num of Exposures20

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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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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 products for sale
No use laminated in or onto glass
Non-exclusive

For a premium license that provides exclusivity, glass-related use, or use in products for sale, contact us.

Total Pixels298,067,830 px
Width18,877 px
Height15,790 px
Aspect Ratio1.2 : 1
Date & TimeJanuary 13, 2017:  5:47pm
LocationBattery Spencer, Sausalito, California
Coordinates37.827607, -122.481897
Focal Length105mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter4 sec
ISO250
Num of Exposures20

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 5x4 in
  • Marketing prints < 10x9 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 12x10 in
  • Marketing prints < 23x19 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 26x22 in
  • Marketing prints < 52x43 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 18 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 36 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 58x48 in
  • Marketing prints < 115x96 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 8 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 16 ft
full file
298 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 63x53 in
  • Marketing prints < 126x105 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 7 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 15 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
< 5x4 in < 10x9 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 12x10 in < 23x19 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 26x22 in < 52x43 in if viewers will be
> 18 ft away
if viewers will be
> 36 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 58x48 in < 115x96 in if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
if viewers will be
> 16 ft away
full file
298 megapixels
< 63x53 in < 126x105 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 15 ft away
Photo id: 10215