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169 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of mountains, sunset, dusk, the moon, First Peak, and Mount Seymour Provincial Park; fine art landscape photo created by Tim Shields in Vancouver, British Columbia

Mountain Moonrise

An Exceptionally High Resolution Fine Art PhotoAn Exceptionally High Resolution
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This 169-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created, with a resolution equivalent to 82 full-HD TVs.

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I hiked to the top of Mount Seymour in deep snow, during a time of freezing temperatures. The goal of the trip was to photograph the lights of the City of Vancouver from the mountaintop during the fading light at the end of the day. The snow was deep, and I had to wear snowshoes to avoid sinking to my knees in the fresh powder. The sky was clear, and there was not a sound in the air as I set up my tripod and camera an hour before the sun set for the day.

When the sun was just touching the edge of the earth, I happened to look behind me and noticed that a full moon had just risen over the opposite horizon, and the warm sunset light was hitting the distant mountain tops. The beauty of that view greatly outweighed the sunset over the city that I was there to photograph, so I spun the camera around and shot a series of photos that I later stitched into the high resolution VAST photo that you see here.

It was an amazing and rare sight to see, because the timing of the rising full moon during the fading light of the day seldom occurs. This image is full of paradox. It is cold but it is warm. It is near a city but it is remote. I was there to shoot something else, but I shot this. I love this image, and I hope you do too.
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This 169-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 82 full-HD TVs.


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EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeJanuary 11, 2017:  5:32pm
LocationFirst Peak, Mount Seymour, Vancouver, BC
Coordinates49.393285, -122.944305
CameraNikon D810
Megapixels per Exposure36.3
LensNikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter Speed1/80
ISO100
Number of Exposures14

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels168,831,042
Horizontal Pixels25,986
Vertical Pixels6,497
Aspect Ratio1 : 4
File Size965 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)7.22 feet
Height @ 300ppi1.8 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)14.44 feet
Height @ 150ppi3.61 feet
Nikon D810
Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon D810
Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
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