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New York Wonderland

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A close-up of "New York Wonderland" by Dan Piech: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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5,910 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the NYC skyline in winter snow at night; cityscape fine art photo created by Dan Piech in New York City

New York Wonderland

5,910 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Manhattan, New York City
To call New York City a sublimely magical place would be an understatement. Conveying the uniquely captivating atmosphere of the world's greatest city via the written word is a daunting challenge. Consequently, for the better part of two centuries, photographers have attempted to portray the city's magic in ways that words cannot. This exceptionally high resolution VAST photo is my humble attempt to capture a tiny fraction of that magic.

Heavy clouds, thick with snow, blanketed the sky on an early-January morning in 2017, the type of idyllic winter morning that reminds New Yorkers why they tolerate the cold months. After reviewing the forecast for many inches of snow followed by a sudden clearing of the sky at night, I decided to prepare for a photoshoot of the city from the top of one of the tallest buildings between downtown Manhattan and the iconic Midtown Manhattan skyline.

As the day turned to night, the snow continued falling, coating the usually-dark rooftops of the city with a sheen of white powder. Then, in a matter of minutes, the snow ceased and the clouds whisked away to the east, leaving a perfectly clear sky. The moonlight sparkled off of the snow-covered buildings and the clear atmosphere provided amazing views for miles in every direction. The city stretched before me, filled with glowing windows, energetic arterial avenues, and Saturday-evening festivities.

Giddy with excitement and reveling in the scene, I began exposing the 252 long-exposure images that make up this VAST photo. The fervor of cars racing up 6th avenue into the heart of the city continued uninterrupted during the two hours it took to meticulously record every last high resolution detail of this urban winter wonderland. In the weeks that followed, I spent over one hundred hours polishing and assembling the individual photos into this final VAST photo.

The clarity of this VAST photo cannot be overstated. Buildings nearly a dozen miles away, such as the houses on the New Jersey Palisades, are clearly visible. Tiny details such as footprint patterns in snow-covered parks are easily discernible. Fascinating rooftop structures covered in snow drifts are revealed in striking resolution. Groups of friends out for a night on the town fill the sidewalks. The diverse characters of famous New York neighborhoods like the West Village, Chelsea, SoHo, and Gramercy can be palpably felt. And facades of numerous architectural masterpieces such as the Empire State Building are exquisitely rendered.

Details like these fill every nook of this VAST photo, nestled among the melodic rhythm of the city's iconic skyline, a wonderland of New York City magic waiting to be explored.
Date & TimeJanuary 7, 2017:  10:53pm
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.725494, -74.005367
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter10 sec
ISO400
Num of Exposures252

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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

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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Paper print
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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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Digital file

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 products for sale
No use laminated in or onto glass
Non-exclusive

For a premium license that provides exclusivity, glass-related use, or use in products for sale, contact us.

Total Pixels5,910,202,080 px
Width132,397 px
Height44,640 px
Aspect Ratio2.97 : 1
Date & TimeJanuary 7, 2017:  10:53pm
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.725494, -74.005367
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter10 sec
ISO400
Num of Exposures252

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 8x3 in
  • Marketing prints < 16x5 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 18x6 in
  • Marketing prints < 36x12 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 41x14 in
  • Marketing prints < 81x27 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 13 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 27 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 91x31 in
  • Marketing prints < 182x61 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 12 ft
colossal
1000 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 182x61 in
  • Marketing prints < 363x122 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 3 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 6 ft
full file
5910 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 441x149 in
  • Marketing prints < 883x298 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 1 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 2 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
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Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 8x3 in < 16x5 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 18x6 in < 36x12 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 41x14 in < 81x27 in if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
if viewers will be
> 27 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 91x31 in < 182x61 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 12 ft away
colossal
1,000 megapixels
< 182x61 in < 363x122 in if viewers will be
> 3 ft away
if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
full file
5,910 megapixels
< 441x149 in < 883x298 in if viewers will be
> 1 ft away
if viewers will be
> 2 ft away
Photo id: 10191