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A close-up of "Maui Beach at Kihei" by Jim Tarpo: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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481 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a tropical beach in Hawaii with palm trees and the Pacific Ocean; beach photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
481 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a tropical beach in Hawaii with palm trees and the Pacific Ocean; beach photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
481 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a tropical beach in Hawaii with palm trees and the Pacific Ocean; beach photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
481 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a tropical beach in Hawaii with palm trees and the Pacific Ocean; beach photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
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Maui Beach at Kihei

481 MEGAPIXELS
481 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a tropical beach in Hawaii with palm trees and the Pacific Ocean; beach photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
This photo is 2,190% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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Maui Beach at Kihei

481 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
2,190% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
Scroll to learn more.

Maui Beach at Kihei

481 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

This serene beach in Kihei, Maui bordered by palm trees with the island of Kaho'olawe in the background, portrays the classic vision of what most of us consider to be beach paradise.  I had been in search of this popular "palm trees overhanging the beach" scene for quite some time.  There have been a dozen instances where a person sent an image from a photo site, and asked if I had anything like it for a wall mural, or large print.  The answer until now had always been "no, but I'm looking".  It's very satisfying to be able to provide it now, in full 481 megapixel resolution. For those of you scoring at home, that's 10 times more detail than the very best cameras to date.

Date & TimeJuly 25, 2023:  10:50am - 1:00pm
LocationKihei, Maui, Hawaii
Coordinates20.767727, -156.459029
Focal Length105mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/250
ISO320
Num of Exposures48
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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

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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VAST Print™

A VAST Print™ represents the pinnacle of the photographic medium. Each print is a true photograph created specifically for you using light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom with the industry's highest precision exposure technique. Your print is then sealed with a shine-enhancing protective glossy coating*, adhered to a sturdy aluminum composite backing, and finished in one of two ready-to-hang formats:

  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
  • Framed display: The print is mounted inside one of our handcrafted 100% wood frames with a decorative separation between the print and the frame so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo.

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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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481 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a tropical beach in Hawaii with palm trees and the Pacific Ocean; beach photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
Paper print
Shine-enhancing
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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Digital file

Due to their record-setting resolutions, VAST photos are the most versatile images ever created, with the quality necessary to look great at any size and in any project. Purchasing one of our standard royalty-free licenses provides you with the digital file at your choice of resolution and a permit to use it for most types of projects. Click here to learn more.

Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
Not for use laminated in or onto glass in North America
Non-exclusive (i.e. we may license the photo to others)

For a premium license that gives exclusivity, glass-related use in North America, or use in merchandise for sale, contact us.

Total Pixels481,090,924 px
Width33,197 px
Height14,492 px
Aspect Ratio2.29 : 1
Date & TimeJuly 25, 2023:  10:50am - 1:00pm
LocationKihei, Maui, Hawaii
Coordinates20.767727, -156.459029
Focal Length105mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/250
ISO320
Num of Exposures48

How much resolution do I need?

Here are some rough guidelines for this specific photo:

small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 7x3 in
  • Marketing prints < 14x6 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 16x7 in
  • Marketing prints < 32x14 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 36x16 in
  • Marketing prints < 71x31 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 13 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 26 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 80x35 in
  • Marketing prints < 160x70 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 11 ft
full file
481 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 111x48 in
  • Marketing prints < 221x97 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 4 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 8 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
webpages
Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 7x3 in < 14x6 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 16x7 in < 32x14 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 36x16 in < 71x31 in if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
if viewers will be
> 26 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 80x35 in < 160x70 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 11 ft away
full file
481 megapixels
< 111x48 in < 221x97 in if viewers will be
> 4 ft away
if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
Photo id: 11655