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109 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of sunset and sunrise on the water with a giant rock structure called Hvítserkur Monolith or Dinosaur Rock; fine art landscape photo created by Scott Dimond in the Northwestern Region of Iceland.
109 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of sunset and sunrise on the water with a giant rock structure called Hvítserkur Monolith or Dinosaur Rock; fine art landscape photo created by Scott Dimond in the Northwestern Region of Iceland.
109 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of sunset and sunrise on the water with a giant rock structure called Hvítserkur Monolith or Dinosaur Rock; fine art landscape photo created by Scott Dimond in the Northwestern Region of Iceland.
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Magical Twilight

109 MEGAPIXELS
109 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of sunset and sunrise on the water with a giant rock structure called Hvítserkur Monolith or Dinosaur Rock; fine art landscape photo created by Scott Dimond in the Northwestern Region of Iceland.
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Magical Twilight

109 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
419% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
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Is this a sunset or sunrise photo? The answer is, well, both. Twilight is the sunlight that appears just after sunset or just before sunrise and is often the most magical of light. I captured this image in the early morning hours between sunset and sunrise on a day in early June, about 15 days before the summer solstice. The sun had set after midnight but would rise again in just over 2 hours. What makes this photo particularly special is that it captures light from both sunset and sunrise. This light between sunset and sunrise was continuous, magical, and ever-changing.

Hvítserkur monolith is in Northwest Iceland on the Vatnsnes peninsula about a 3-hour drive from the capital of Reykjavik. Legend goes that it is a petrified troll, but in English it is often referred to as Dinosaur Rock as some believe it appears to be a drinking dinosaur.

For my second trip to Iceland, I would be returning exactly one year later and I did considerable planning for the 2-week-long return trip. One of my planned photo destinations was Hvítserkur and I knew I wanted to be there for the sunset/sunrise event but that would not be enough. I also knew I had be there for low tide. Checking the tide tables months in advance, I realized there would only be one morning during my stay in Iceland where low tide coincided with sunset/sunrise. I was determined to be there that morning.

My planning and determination paid off. When I arrived earlier in the evening, the bay was completely flooded and Hvítserkur was well off shore and completely inaccessible. But by the time sunset approached, I could walk out into the bay and set up the special equipment I needed to create a VAST photo. Not only did low tide allow me to be at the best angle to capture Hvítserkur against the magical twilight, but it also exposed the sand ridges and moist kelp that contribute so much to the scene. Before the tide changed course that morning, I was even able to walk out and touch Hvítserkur.

It was a surreal experience. The ever changing bursts of orange light reflected off the clouds and small remaining tidal pools. I stood in wonderment and took in the experience. Occasionally a bird would leave its roost on Hvítserkur and break the silence but otherwise I was alone. It was a fantastic light show that was seemingly just for me and my camera. I hope this high-resolution image conveys to you the magic I felt that morning during that special sunset/sunrise twilight moment.

Date & TimeJune 5, 2013:  1:59am
LocationNorthwestern Region, Iceland
Coordinates65.606443, -20.635693
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef11
Shutter2 sec
ISO400
Num of Exposures84

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109 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of sunset and sunrise on the water with a giant rock structure called Hvítserkur Monolith or Dinosaur Rock; fine art landscape photo created by Scott Dimond in the Northwestern Region of Iceland.
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Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
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Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Total Pixels109,171,446 px
Width17,821 px
Height6,126 px
Aspect Ratio2.91 : 1
Date & TimeJune 5, 2013:  1:59am
LocationNorthwestern Region, Iceland
Coordinates65.606443, -20.635693
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef11
Shutter2 sec
ISO400
Num of Exposures84

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Photo id: 10227