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5,903 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a small lake with waterfalls, trees, and cliffs; nature photograph created by John Freeman in Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.
5,903 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a small lake with waterfalls, trees, and cliffs; nature photograph created by John Freeman in Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.
5,903 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a small lake with waterfalls, trees, and cliffs; nature photograph created by John Freeman in Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.
5,903 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a small lake with waterfalls, trees, and cliffs; nature photograph created by John Freeman in Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.
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Hanging Lake

5,903 MEGAPIXELS
5,903 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a small lake with waterfalls, trees, and cliffs; nature photograph created by John Freeman in Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.
This photo is 28,010% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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Hanging Lake

5,903 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
28,010% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
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Hanging Lake

5,903 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado

Hanging Lake is a short but difficult hike to two waterfalls and one of the most beautiful lakes in Colorado. Hanging Lake is one of Colorado’s otherworldly gems. Its wispy waterfall tendrils, gumdrop-green waters, cliff-side location (hence the name) and lush surroundings make it one of the state’s most popular hikes and is why it was named a National Natural Landmark in 2011.

According to the National Park Service’s National Natural Landmarks Program, “Hanging Lake is a unique example within the Southern Rocky Mountains … of a lake formed by travertine deposition, “ which we know better as a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs. Here, “natural geologic and hydrologic processes continue to operate as they have done throughout the history of the lake. The site also supports one of the best and largest examples of a hanging garden plant community.”

One of the most popular iconic hikes in Colorado, Hanging Lake narrowly escaped the Grizzly Creek wide fire in August of 2020. It is located in Glenwood Canyon, about 7 miles east of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The trail remained closed through much of 2021 due to treats of flash floods from the burn areas.

Hanging Lake had long been on my list of "must photograph" locations. I had tried several times to schedule a trip to this location near Glenwood Springs, CO. This year at the start of our Fall Colors tour of Southwestern Colorado, we intentionally booked a campground nearby so that I could add this location to my portfolio. I purchased the require hiking permit 4 weeks ahead of time because they often sell out weeks ahead of time. The 1.25 mile (2.5 miles round trip) and 1000 ft elevation gain hike with my 35lb camera bag on my back was about all these 72 year old legs could handle. But I did make it and boy was the effort ever worth it.

This is a focus bracketed and stacked image. It is made up of 2928 images with the majority of the the images being Focus Bracketed images processed to yield 297 individual Focus Stacked images, 11 rows x 27 columns that were stitched to create the finished image.

Date & TimeSeptember 22, 2023:  10:05am - 10:41am
LocationHanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado
Coordinates39.601556, -107.191830
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter1/320 sec
ISO400
Num of Exposures2928
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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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5,903 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a small lake with waterfalls, trees, and cliffs; nature photograph created by John Freeman in Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.
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protective coating
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
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Total Pixels5,903,163,994 px
Width101,066 px
Height58,409 px
Aspect Ratio1.73 : 1
Date & TimeSeptember 22, 2023:  10:05am - 10:41am
LocationHanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Colorado
Coordinates39.601556, -107.191830
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter1/320 sec
ISO400
Num of Exposures2928

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5903 megapixels
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10 megapixels
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50 megapixels
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250 megapixels
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> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
colossal
1,000 megapixels
< 139x80 in < 277x160 in if viewers will be
> 3 ft away
if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
full file
5,903 megapixels
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> 1 ft away
if viewers will be
> 3 ft away
Photo id: 11669