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Jersey Rising

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Jersey City, New Jersey

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382 megapixels! A very high definition cityscape VAST photo of the Jersey City skyscrapers including URL Harborside 1 at sunset in New Jersey ; created by Dan Piech

Jersey Rising

383 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Jersey City, New Jersey
Jersey City is one of the most underappreciated cities in the United Sates, existing in the literal shadow of lower Manhattan. Most eyes usually overlook its rising waterfront skyline, favoring the other side of the Hudson River, unaware of the quickly advancing prospects of New Jersey's second most populous city. However, that is beginning to change as Jersey City has been undergoing a dramatic revitalization in recent years, headlined by the construction of many impressive towers.

I watched this flurry of construction from Manhattan for quite some time and wanted to capture the spirit of New York's neighbor-city on its way to making a name for itself. In late 2015, construction topped out at 713 feet on "URL Harborside 1," the centered building in this photo, making it New Jersey's tallest residential tower. Perfectly placed within the Jersey City skyline, it made the ideal subject.

After waiting a few months for the lighting conditions to be optimal, a beautiful early-Spring day in 2016 presented the perfect opportunity. I worked to capture this VAST photo, one of the highest resolution photos of Jersey City ever taken, amid the sights, sounds, and smells of spring, a time that represents rebirth, growth, and opportunity. I can think of no better time of year to represent Jersey City.
Date & TimeMarch 29, 2016:  7:34pm
LocationJersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates40.717292, -74.016893
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/5.6
Shutter Speed1/40
ISO100
Number of Exposures30

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Total Pixels382,832,870
Horizontal Pixels23,065
Vertical Pixels16,598
Aspect Ratio1.39 : 1
File Size2,188 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)6.41 feet
Height @ 300ppi4.61 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)12.81 feet
Height @ 150ppi9.22 feet

Date & TimeMarch 29, 2016:  7:34pm
LocationJersey City, New Jersey
Coordinates40.717292, -74.016893
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/5.6
Shutter Speed1/40
ISO100
Number of Exposures30

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