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1,343 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
1,343 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
1,343 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
1,343 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial & Cherry Blossoms II: Wide

1,343 MEGAPIXELS
1,343 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
This photo is 6,300% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial & Cherry Blossoms II: Wide

1,343 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
6,300% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial & Cherry Blossoms II: Wide

1,343 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.

This monument in Washington, D.C. honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his role in leading the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a Baptist minister who played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African American citizens in the United States. He led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom which brought a quarter of a million peaceful protestors to the National Mall in D.C. The nearby Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool has become a symbolically sacred site for the civil rights movement where on the steps of the memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. Built in 2011, the 30-foot-tall memorial and mountains were made from 159 granite blocks. It’s location at 1964 Independence Avenue, SW references the year the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law.

Washington, D.C. is not a large city like New York City with the plethora of tall buildings as far as the eye can see. Rather it is filled with many unique sites and monuments which make up the cohesive whole; one of those iconic sites now being the MLK, Jr. Memorial along with the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on the National Mall. The Washington, D.C. cherry blossom peak bloom in late March / early April attracts an estimated 1.5 million visitors a year to experience the nearly 3800 cherry trees.

It's never easy to predict the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms in D.C., so I keep a close eye on the weather and make it downtown on my bike close to the time to see for myself. I wanted to capture the monument to MLK, Jr. framed by the flowering cherry trees in their peak bloom. On Sunday when the weather cleared after almost a week of clouds and intermittent rain, thousands of people and I had the same idea to visit. That made it impossible to achieve the pristine scene I visualized in my final image.

Fortunately, I had the flexibility to come back the next day when most of the locals and visitors from out of town had to get about their lives. With only a tenth of the people that were there Sunday, I had my fingers crossed that the weather would agree. Sunrise was an overcast bust, but as my made my way to this location, the sun burst through the clouds. I had a brief window where the golden hour’s warm light shone directly on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and the surrounding trees. I made quick work of it since I knew the light could go at any moment. I shot the ground-level row with the blossoms and monument first. Afterwards, I shot the series again in the same position for the source images to mask in the sections of each photo without people for my final component images. All said and done, this VAST Photo was made by sifting 150 images from over 500, from different positions to make the final composite of 60 images (3 Rows of 20). Shortly after taking this series, the cloud coverage returned and it rained for the rest of the day. I was thankful for the return visit and to be in the right place and time to catch this moment at this inspiring monument.

Date & TimeMarch 27, 2023:  7:57am - 8:37am
LocationMartin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.883688, -77.042618
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/50 sec
ISO125
Num of Exposures60
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1,343 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Paper print
Shine-enhancing
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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 Pixels1,342,734,393 px
Width81,939 px
Height16,387 px
Aspect Ratio5 : 1
Date & TimeMarch 27, 2023:  7:57am - 8:37am
LocationMartin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.883688, -77.042618
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/50 sec
ISO125
Num of Exposures60

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Photo id: 11532