Its resolution is 2,909% greater than
a typical fine art photograph.
It is one of the highest quality images
I photographed this small wharf at Thurston’s Lobster Pound in Bernard, Maine on September 12, 2016, 17:56, while teaching a panorama workshop. The wharf was in shade while the sun was hitting the boats in Bass Harbor in the background.
I wanted a selective focus on the buoys and ropes with the lobster traps and harbor providing a blurry backdrop and plenty of negative space on the wharf in front of the pile of buoys to blur as well, like a tilt/shift lens effect.
It’s about a 48mm field of view, so I could have shot it with a 45mm f/2.8 tilt/shift lens, but I didn’t have one with me. Instead, I used my 70-200mm f/2.8 at 200mm, f/2.8, ISO 64, 1/160, focused on the buoy I wanted to be the sharpest, chose the corners of my scene, and shot a bokehrama of 7 columns and 6 rows. I rotated every 5° and tilted every 5° for plenty of overlap, because the focus distance was only 29 feet away and the blurred out foreground was even closer.
I then aligned all the images with PTGui Pro and blended them with Photoshop. The finished panorama is a little over 630 megapixels and can easily be printed 10 x 7 feet with excellent image quality.
Camera settings: 200mm, f/2.8, ISO 64, 1/160.
Stitching data: 6 rows of 7 images for a total of 42 images.
Equipment used: Nikon D810, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II, Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod & pano/gimbal head. RAW conversion to 16-bit TIFF via Lightroom, aligned via PTGui Pro, and blended in Photoshop.
This 632-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 305 HDTVs.
|Date & Time||September 12, 2016: 5:56pm|
|Megapixels per Exposure||36.3|
|Lens||Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II|
|Number of Exposures||42|
|Aspect Ratio||1 : 1.4|
|File Size||3,610 MB|
|Width @ 300ppi (perfect)||8.26 feet|
|Height @ 300ppi||5.9 feet|
|Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)||16.52 feet|
|Height @ 150ppi||11.8 feet|
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