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Mt. Rushmore Sunrise

1,485 MEGAPIXELS
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1,485 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Mount Rushmore at sunrise; landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Mt. Rushmore Sunrise

1,485 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Mt. Rushmore is one of our country's most iconic treasures memorializing the founding of our country. Symbolizing the ideals of freedom and democracy, it is a tribute to four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and their invaluable contributions to the United States.

It took Sculptor John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum and a team of nearly 400 men working for 14 years to carve the monument, starting October 4, 1927 and completing it on October 31, 1941. During the 14 years of construction not one fatality occurred. Unfortunately, however, many of the workers inhaled silica dust while working on Mount Rushmore, which led them to later die from the lung disease silicosis.

Borglum died just seven months before Mount Rushmore was finished. His son, Lincoln Borglum, finished the project for his father.

It had long been a goal for me to photograph a gigapixel sized image of the presidents. It had been our list for 2020 but Covid put a damper on that plan. This year we made it. I got up around 4am to drive to Mt. Rushmore from our campground. I was the first in the gate when they opened at 5am.

Date & TimeJune 23, 2021:  5:19am - 5:24am
LocationMount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
Coordinates43.877181, -103.456179
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter Speed1/5
ISO125
Number of Exposures85

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Total Pixels1,485,232,040
Horizontal Pixels51,385
Vertical Pixels28,904
Aspect Ratio1.78 : 1
File Size8,487 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)14.27 feet
Height @ 300ppi8.03 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)28.55 feet
Height @ 150ppi16.06 feet

Date & TimeJune 23, 2021:  5:19am - 5:24am
LocationMount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
Coordinates43.877181, -103.456179
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter Speed1/5
ISO125
Number of Exposures85

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