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5,868 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a stream, waterfall, and rocks; fine art nature photo created by Steve Webster in Red Rock Canyon, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta Canada

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5,868 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta Canada
July 6, 2017

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In the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park (located in the province of Alberta, Canada) a small glacier stream has quietly and steadily, over eons of time, cut a deep valley through an iron rich vein of red stone. This place is aptly named Red Rock Canyon and it's my favourite place in the world.

In July 2017 I spent a week in Waterton, specifically photographing the few miles of steep canyon walls colored in a beautiful red hue. I don't usually make color photos - my real passion is black and white - but with a landscape of such striking colors as Red Rock Canyon, a color photograph is needed.

Making VAST photos here is particularly challenging due mostly to the temperature of the water, which comes from local glaciers, making it freezing cold! I wear full wetsuit pants with built in socks when shooting here as it's impossible to stand in the water for more than few seconds otherwise. If you fall into the water you better get out quick as hypothermia will get you within a few minutes. The beauty and seclusion of the canyon along with the cold, clear fresh water (which is the best tasting water in the world) provide for an absolutely beautiful experience.

My tripod was set up in the middle of the stream making it necessary for me to stand in the ice cold water for the duration of the more than 700 individual exposures. This is a truly massive image, filled with an incredible amount of rich detail and textures that a viewer could spend hours exploring.

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EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeJuly 6, 2017:  6:15am
LocationWaterton Lakes National Park, Alberta Canada
Coordinates49.133228, -114.026118
CameraNikon D5200
Megapixels per Exposure24.1
LensNikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/22
Shutter Speed1/125 - 3 sec
ISO400
Number of Exposures691

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels5,867,980,556
Horizontal Pixels81,859
Vertical Pixels71,684
Aspect Ratio1 : 1.14
File Size33,500 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)22.74 feet
Height @ 300ppi19.91 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)45.48 feet
Height @ 150ppi39.82 feet
Nikon D5200
Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
Nikon D5200
Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II
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