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New York Wonder

7,070 megapixel VAST photo
Manhattan, New York City

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7,070 megapixels! An incredibly high resolution gigapanorama photo of sunset and the New York City skyline; cityscape fine art print created by Chris Collacott in Manhattan, NYC

I only had two days to capture this image when visiting New York City. The first day I spent scouting for the right location and by the end of the day, I had found it. The Jersey City waterfront has the perfect vantage point for a balanced composition of lower Manhattan.

There was a clear and uninteresting sky on that first evening so I did not shoot anything. So much of what makes a great photo is the weather, sky, and clouds that you happen to be graced with!

On the second night, however, the sky had some high cirrus clouds, and as sunset arrived, I took my time taking every single exposure that make up the final VAST photo. The sky and lighting were perfect and I needed to make sure I flawlessly captured it in that moment. As part of this capture technique, I used a neutral-density filter to capture the Hudson River using long exposures, causing a silky-smooth effect on the water.

This is one of the highest resolution VAST photos I've ever created - you can make out people visiting inside One World Trade Center. Coupled with that resolution are the beautiful clouds, illuminated in a perfect pink hue against the blue sky.

Date & TimeMay, 2016:  7:00pm
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.726182, -74.030358
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/5.3
Shutter Speed1/30
ISO100
Number of Exposures389

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Total Pixels7,069,666,285
Horizontal Pixels136,309
Vertical Pixels51,865
Aspect Ratio2.63 : 1
File Size40,398 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)37.86 feet
Height @ 300ppi14.41 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)75.73 feet
Height @ 150ppi28.81 feet

Date & TimeMay, 2016:  7:00pm
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.726182, -74.030358
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/5.3
Shutter Speed1/30
ISO100
Number of Exposures389

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