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North Cascades Diablo Lake

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A close-up of "North Cascades Diablo Lake" by Chris Blake: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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721 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a lake and mountains; landscape photograph created by Chris Blake in Diablo Lake, North Cascades National Park

North Cascades Diablo Lake

721 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Diablo Lake, North Cascades National Park

This incredible image of Diablo Lake, along with Ross Lake and Gorge Lake on the Skagit River, was taken in the North Cascades region of Washington. These three reservoirs and the corresponding dams in the North Cascades Mountains provide water and power to the Seattle area. Diablo Dam, part of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project, was completed in 1930 and at that time was the tallest dam in the world.

The intense turquoise hue of the water is attributed to the nearby glaciers that have ground rocks into a fine powder over hundreds of years and made their way through rivers and creeks flowing into Diablo Lake. That fine power, called glacial flour, then floats to the surface and gives the lakes their brilliant color.

This VAST image consists of almost 90 individual photos giving the viewer amazing detail into the scene. The photo was taken about an hour after sunrise, when the sun rose just enough above the Cascade Range for the light to touch the tops of the surrounding mountains.

Date & TimeJuly 19, 2021:  7:30am
LocationDiablo Lake, North Cascades National Park
Coordinates48.713499, -121.113043
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/13
ISO200
Num of Exposures87

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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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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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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)
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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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Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
Not for use laminated in or onto glass in North America
Non-exclusive (i.e. we may license the photo to others)

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Total Pixels721,424,880 px
Width30,712 px
Height23,490 px
Aspect Ratio1.31 : 1
Date & TimeJuly 19, 2021:  7:30am
LocationDiablo Lake, North Cascades National Park
Coordinates48.713499, -121.113043
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/13
ISO200
Num of Exposures87

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  • Marketing prints < 54x41 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 17 ft
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250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 60x46 in
  • Marketing prints < 121x92 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 8 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 15 ft
full file
721 megapixels
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  • Marketing prints < 205x157 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 4 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 9 ft
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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
< 5x4 in < 11x8 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 12x9 in < 24x18 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 27x21 in < 54x41 in if viewers will be
> 17 ft away
if viewers will be
> 34 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 60x46 in < 121x92 in if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
if viewers will be
> 15 ft away
full file
721 megapixels
< 102x78 in < 205x157 in if viewers will be
> 4 ft away
if viewers will be
> 9 ft away
Photo id: 10979