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1,004 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Pacific Ocean with birds; photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Shell Beach, California.
1,004 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Pacific Ocean with birds; photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Shell Beach, California.
1,004 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Pacific Ocean with birds; photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Shell Beach, California.
1,004 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Pacific Ocean with birds; photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Shell Beach, California.
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Pelican Rock - Shell Beach

1,004 MEGAPIXELS
1,004 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Pacific Ocean with birds; photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Shell Beach, California.
This photo is 4,680% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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Pelican Rock - Shell Beach

1,004 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
4,680% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
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Pelican Rock - Shell Beach

1,004 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Shell Beach, California

Heading south on Hwy 101 past Pismo Beach after a weekend in central California I caught a glimpse of something interesting along the coast. the view was mostly blocked by trees but I felt that it was worth a quick look and exited immediately at Price street and backtracked north a bit. This was not a “photographing trip” but as always I did have my gear. It was soon obvious to me that I’d be a bit late getting home. This composition captures the fantastic detail of this obviously quite popular rock formation just off the coast. With the many seabirds blanketing the entire surface, and the pelicans swarming about, the show that these flying creatures put on at this location is the best that I’ve personally witnessed here on the west coast. I’m pretty thrilled any time I’m walking along the coast and group of pelicans are gliding in perfect formation right over my head, but at this location the action was continuous. In the future I’ll have to stop here every time I’m passing through.

Date & TimeJune 13, 2020:  1:30pm
LocationShell Beach, California
Coordinates35.149486, -120.659086
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/350
ISO400
Num of Exposures90

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1,004 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Pacific Ocean with birds; photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Shell Beach, California.
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protective coating
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Handmade by certified master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
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Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Total Pixels1,004,261,793 px
Width45,989 px
Height21,837 px
Aspect Ratio2.11 : 1
Date & TimeJune 13, 2020:  1:30pm
LocationShell Beach, California
Coordinates35.149486, -120.659086
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/350
ISO400
Num of Exposures90

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  • Marketing prints < 153x73 in
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  • Massive murals viewed from > 12 ft
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  • Fine art prints < 153x73 in
  • Marketing prints < 306x145 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 3 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 6 ft
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1004 megapixels
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  • Marketing prints < 307x146 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 3 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 6 ft
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prints
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2 megapixels
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10 megapixels
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large
50 megapixels
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> 13 ft away
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huge
250 megapixels
< 76x36 in < 153x73 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 12 ft away
colossal
1,000 megapixels
< 153x73 in < 306x145 in if viewers will be
> 3 ft away
if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
full file
1,004 megapixels
< 153x73 in < 307x146 in if viewers will be
> 3 ft away
if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
Photo id: 10689