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Riverside Church Spherical Panorama 1: Cropped

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The Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York, New York

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1,871 megapixels! A very high resolution, abstract VAST photo of a church; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in The Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York, New York

Riverside Church Spherical Panorama 1: Cropped

1,871 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
The Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York, New York

The Riverside Church in Manhattan, is situated at one of the highest points of New York City, overlooking the Hudson River and 122nd Street. Riverside was conceived and built by John D. Rockefeller. It is 100 feet wide and covers two city blocks. Construction began in 1927 with the first service held on October 5, 1930. The Nave seats nearly 2,000 worshipers. The tower rises nearly 400 feet high and houses the carillon’s 20-ton bourdon bell, the largest tuned bell in the world.

I stumbled upon this church during a visit to New York City with my wife in 2013. I was truly amazed at its size and splendor, yet it didn’t feel out of place considering the large scale of the metropolis in which it resides. But how to capture this grandeur in a photo? Take a photo of everything and make it a single photo! While not to everyone’s taste; I’m so fascinated with surreal perspective captured in the final image.

To create a spherical panorama or “little planet”, imagine taking photos of every angle as viewed from where you stand, including the points directly under your feet and straight above you. Combine all those photos into a single image and the end-result would be the view from inside a three-dimensional sphere. Flatten that into two-dimensions and you have what you see here. I chose the vaulted ceiling directly above me as the center point.

The symmetry of twisting lines and bending shapes grab my attention, but even more interesting is the incredible amount of detail found when delving deeper into the image, from the wood-worked carvings, engravings, and stained glass windows. With its impressive architecture and craftsmanship, it was well-worth the hike uptown in Manhattan to visit.

Date & TimeNovember 13, 2013:  2:13pm - 3:03pm
LocationThe Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York, New York
Coordinates40.811787, -73.963145
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef/10
Shutter Speed0.6 sec - 10 sec
ISO250
Number of Exposures72

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Total Pixels1,870,581,856
Horizontal Pixels53,372
Vertical Pixels35,048
Aspect Ratio1.52 : 1
File Size10,689 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)14.83 feet
Height @ 300ppi9.74 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)29.65 feet
Height @ 150ppi19.47 feet

Date & TimeNovember 13, 2013:  2:13pm - 3:03pm
LocationThe Riverside Church, Manhattan, New York, New York
Coordinates40.811787, -73.963145
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef/10
Shutter Speed0.6 sec - 10 sec
ISO250
Number of Exposures72

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