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Mount Whitney and Keeler Needle Monochrome

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263 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Mount Whitney in black and white; fine art landscape photograph created by Scott Rinckenberger of Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California.

Mount Whitney and Keeler Needle Monochrome

263 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Mount Whitney, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

I woke up before dawn from another frigid night of restless sleep. Despite wearing every piece of clothing I brought with me (inside of my sleeping bag), the ultralight tarp shelter and sleep system I packed for our 10-day ski traverse through the southern end of the East Sierra was only barely cutting it. This final night’s camp at almost 13,000’ of elevation on the shores of the frozen Tulainyo Lake was perhaps the coldest of them all. I couldn’t wait to get moving and crest the high pass between Mounts Russell and Carillon, where the sun hard out of the east would erase the short term memories of the long, chill night.

From the broad bench below the Russell-Carillon Pass, Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48, stands tall in all it’s granitic glory, flanked on its south by a proud line of lieutenants from Keeler Needle to Mount Muir. From our high perch, we watched a line of climbers move with ant-like resolve up the iconic Mountaineer’s Route, eventually appearing as tiny specs atop the highest point in the range, and far beyond.

Captured in late April during a record season of snowfall in the Sierra Nevada, the mountain was still the domain of skiers and snow-climbers. Later in the season, another breed of climber will arrive, scaling the immaculate east-facing granite spires of the Whitney massif in what is truly one of the world’s great alpine playgrounds.

Date & TimeApril 29, 2023:  7:31am
LocationMount Whitney, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California
Coordinates36.578520, -118.291990
Focal Length115mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter1/2500
ISO100
Num of Exposures22
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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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  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
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Printed with a chromogenic process that produces "continuous tones" of silky smooth color (other printers use noticeable dots of ink)
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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
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Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
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Total Pixels263,330,496 px
Width20,016 px
Height13,156 px
Aspect Ratio1.52 : 1
Date & TimeApril 29, 2023:  7:31am
LocationMount Whitney, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California
Coordinates36.578520, -118.291990
Focal Length115mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter1/2500
ISO100
Num of Exposures22

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263 megapixels
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  • Massive murals viewed from > 14 ft
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murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
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small
2 megapixels
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full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 13x9 in < 26x17 in full-screen use high-resolution
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large
50 megapixels
< 29x19 in < 58x38 in if viewers will be
> 16 ft away
if viewers will be
> 32 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 65x43 in < 130x85 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
full file
263 megapixels
< 67x44 in < 133x88 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
Photo id: 11507