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2,691 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Maroon Lake with a mountain in the background and daises in the foreground; gigapixel landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Maroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado.
2,691 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Maroon Lake with a mountain in the background and daises in the foreground; gigapixel landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Maroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado.
2,691 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Maroon Lake with a mountain in the background and daises in the foreground; gigapixel landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Maroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado.
2,691 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Maroon Lake with a mountain in the background and daises in the foreground; gigapixel landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Maroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado.
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Maroon Bells, Fall Colors and Daisies

2,691 MEGAPIXELS
2,691 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Maroon Lake with a mountain in the background and daises in the foreground; gigapixel landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Maroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado.
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Maroon Bells, Fall Colors and Daisies

2,691 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
12,710% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
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Maroon Bells, Fall Colors and Daisies

2,691 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Maroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado

Without a doubt, the Maroon Bells are two of the most photographed mountains in the whole of the Colorado Rockies. Rising more than 14,000 feet above sea level just south of Aspen, the twin peaks are striped with snow all summer long. Aspen trees drape the hillsides, while Maroon Lake provides a handy mirror that grounds the whole scene in a postcard-perfect reflection.

On this particular morning, as I was walking along the north shore of Maroon Lake I couldn't help but notice this patch of white daisies still blooming even though it was late September. I watched as several people took cell phone shots of the daisies with the Bells in background, a beautiful shot for sure. As I viewed the scene I realized that there was hardly a breath of wind so the flowers were nearly motionless, an essential requirement for doing a focus bracketed set of images. With such a beautiful scene I contemplated if I could pull off shooting a gigapixel wall mural of this beauty God had provided us on this glorious morning. Always up for a challenge to capture God's creation in a gigapixel wall mural, I decided I would position my tripod about 3ft. above the ground, some 6ft. from the daisies (which is as close as my 300mm lens will focus) and attempt to included them in a shot with them as the prominent foreground subject. Plus as a bonus, the lake was nearly a mirrored surface reflecting the yellow Aspens on the foot hills of the Bells. A couple pairs of ducks quietly fed along the shoreline as I was shooting.

Date & TimeSeptember 28, 2023:  9:15am - 9:49am
LocationMaroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado
Coordinates39.098297, -106.944332
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/500 sec.
ISO400
Num of Exposures4847
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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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2,691 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Maroon Lake with a mountain in the background and daises in the foreground; gigapixel landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Maroon Lake, Aspen, 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
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Total Pixels2,690,551,368 px
Width73,356 px
Height36,678 px
Aspect Ratio2 : 1
Date & TimeSeptember 28, 2023:  9:15am - 9:49am
LocationMaroon Lake, Aspen, Colorado
Coordinates39.098297, -106.944332
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/500 sec.
ISO400
Num of Exposures4847

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2691 megapixels
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if viewers will be
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1,000 megapixels
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2,691 megapixels
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> 2 ft away
if viewers will be
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Photo id: 11712