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137 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of farmland, grasslands, the prairie, and an old abandoned house; fine art landscape photo created at sunset by Scott Dimond on the Great Plains in Alberta, Canada

Harvesting the Past

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Although I live just one hour away from the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains to the west, I spend a surprising amount of my time exploring the vast Canadian prairies to the east. My fascination with the prairies lies in the old abandoned homesteads, a testament to a strength and fortitude of people willing to take a chance on a new beginning nearly a century ago.

These days, the number of these homesteads that remain continues to shrink and I must travel farther and farther to find them. Some finally succumb to decades of exposure to the elements and simply collapse. But more and more these days, their demise is at the blade of a bulldozer, removing an unnecessary obstacle for autonomous, GPS-guided, large-scale farming machinery.

I found this old homestead one day in early spring with snow still falling. It was a dreary overcast day but I immediately saw the potential of this west-facing house. What I envisioned was a sunrise photo with the sun positioned between the house and the first outbuilding. However, using an ephemeris app on my phone, I quickly discovered that the only time the sun would rise where I wanted it was during just 5 days in October. So, I began a six-month wait to take this photo.

When early October finally arrived, I rose before dawn and travelled to this location on four consecutive mornings. Each visit involved hiking out to this house in the darkness and setting up the special equipment I needed to create a VAST photo. The sunrise was obscured for the first three attempts, but on the fourth day my vision was finally realized and the sun rose exactly where I wanted it.

The fields surrounding the house had already been harvested. The old house sitting next to empty fields had me thinking of how much work must have been involved in the harvest a hundred years ago and how a successful harvest must have been an annual make-or-break event for the occupants of this house.

I have since returned to this location and all that remains is the house itself. The other buildings have been removed and it is only a matter of time until the house will also vanish, leaving no clues to the first settlers that worked this land in the past.
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This 137-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 66 full-HD TVs.


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TECH SPECS

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeOctober 5, 2012:  7:58am
LocationAlberta, Canada
Coordinates50.403924, -113.261377
CameraCanon 5D MIII
Megapixels per Exposure22.3
LensCanon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 II
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef11
Shutter Speed1/80
ISO200
Number of Exposures140

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels136,877,622
Horizontal Pixels18,966
Vertical Pixels7,217
Aspect Ratio1 : 2.63
File Size782 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5.27 feet
Height @ 300ppi2 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)10.54 feet
Height @ 150ppi4.01 feet
Canon 5D MIII
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 II
Canon 5D MIII
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 II
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