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Sacra and Monviso

173 megapixel VAST photo
Rubiana, Piedmont, Italy

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173 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Sacra and Monviso; landscape photograph created by Duilio Fiorille in Rubiana, Piedmont, Italy

Sacra and Monviso

173 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Rubiana, Piedmont, Italy

In this VASTPhoto I wanted to immortalize a well-known alignment in my area: two symbols of the region where I live, the Piedmont.

The two symbols are a huge mountain, visible from every part of the region, the Monviso (whose name means "Mountain that is seen") and the millenary abbey of the Sacra di San Michele, guardian for many centuries of history and religion in the famous Susa Valley.

Here I wanted to immortalize the two symbols during a delicate sunset in January 2021, taken while I was clinging to some rocks with my equipment.

The abbey of San Michele (Sacra di San Michele in Italian) is a huge abbey built around the summit of Monte Pirchiriano (960 meters high) at the entrance to the Valle di Susa, the largest valley in the Piedmont region in Italy, in North West of the European Alps.

The abbey is the symbol of the Piedmont region and boasts a thousand-year history, as the first buildings of the church date back to 983 after Christ.

It is dedicated to the cult of San Michele, the holy defender of the faith and the Christian people.

Home of the Rosminian Fathers, it is home to an important library with over 10,000 ancient volumes. Members of the Savoy royal family, the kings of Piedmont until the last century, are buried inside the main church of the Abbey.

It is built on a pilgrimage route over 2000 km long that connects Mont Saint-Michel, in France, to Monte Sant’Angelo, in Puglia.

It was used by the famous Italian writer Umberto Eco as a partial inspiration for the famous novel "The name of the rose", from which the famous film was taken

Date & TimeJanuary 23, 2021:  5:42pm - 5:50pm
LocationRubiana, Piedmont, Italy
Coordinates45.128549, 7.361297
Focal Length560mm
Aperturef/8.0
Shutter Speed1/1600
ISO400
Number of Exposures16

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Total Pixels172,968,710
Horizontal Pixels18,190
Vertical Pixels9,509
Aspect Ratio1.91 : 1
File Size988 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5.05 feet
Height @ 300ppi2.64 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)10.11 feet
Height @ 150ppi5.28 feet

Date & TimeJanuary 23, 2021:  5:42pm - 5:50pm
LocationRubiana, Piedmont, Italy
Coordinates45.128549, 7.361297
Focal Length560mm
Aperturef/8.0
Shutter Speed1/1600
ISO400
Number of Exposures16

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