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201 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST artwork of McWay Falls; artwork created by Chris Blake in McWay Falls, Big Sur California.
201 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST artwork of McWay Falls; artwork created by Chris Blake in McWay Falls, Big Sur California.
201 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST artwork of McWay Falls; artwork created by Chris Blake in McWay Falls, Big Sur California.
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McWay Falls

201 MEGAPIXELS
201 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST artwork of McWay Falls; artwork created by Chris Blake in McWay Falls, Big Sur California.
This photo is 857% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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McWay Falls

201 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
857% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
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McWay Falls

201 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
McWay Falls, Big Sur California

Big Sur is often praised as “the longest and most scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline in the contiguous United States” and "one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation". It covers an area from the Carmel Highlands to San Simeon in central California.

Big Sur has some of the most amazing beaches in the United States, with impressive cliffs, waterfalls, wildlife, flowers, trees, and rock formations. The area also boasts redwood coastal forests along with many other attractions.

McWay Falls is an 80 foot tall waterfall found in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. During high tide the falls turns into a tidal falls, or a waterfall that empties directly into the ocean. The beach below is only accessible by boat due to the steep cliffs and disappears completely at high tide. The land the falls sits on was donated to the state in 1961 by Hélène Hooper Brown and it was named for her friend and the ranch’s former caretaker Julia Pfeiffer Burns.

This VAST photo is a bit of an unusual composition. The main trail has mostly collapsed a few hundred feet to the beach below. Visitors are now very limited on where they can go and what views are offered. I chose to create this 201 megapixel photo to produce a tight focus on just the waterfall and lower beach. It’s a different and unique landscape and makes for a stunning image.

Date & TimeFebruary 21, 2021:  6:55pm
LocationMcWay Falls, Big Sur California
Coordinates36.157863, -121.672209
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter1/13
ISO50
Num of Exposures24

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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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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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201 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST artwork of McWay Falls; artwork created by Chris Blake in McWay Falls, Big Sur California.
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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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 Pixels201,425,280 px
Width15,680 px
Height12,846 px
Aspect Ratio1.22 : 1
Date & TimeFebruary 21, 2021:  6:55pm
LocationMcWay Falls, Big Sur California
Coordinates36.157863, -121.672209
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter1/13
ISO50
Num of Exposures24

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 5x4 in
  • Marketing prints < 10x9 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 12x10 in
  • Marketing prints < 23x19 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
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large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 26x21 in
  • Marketing prints < 52x43 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 18 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 35 ft
full file
201 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 52x43 in
  • Marketing prints < 105x86 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 9 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 18 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
< 5x4 in < 10x9 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 12x10 in < 23x19 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 26x21 in < 52x43 in if viewers will be
> 18 ft away
if viewers will be
> 35 ft away
full file
201 megapixels
< 52x43 in < 105x86 in if viewers will be
> 9 ft away
if viewers will be
> 18 ft away
Photo id: 10952