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Second Chance

A close-up of "Second Chance" by Jeff Lewis: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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150 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a beautiful landscape; wallpaper photograph created by Jeff Lewis in Marin County, California

During my time living in the North Bay, I have discovered countless vistas and compositions that have rarely or never before been professionally photographed. Some are in areas that thousands of people pass every day, and others are on remote wilderness trails. Beauty truly is all around us.

This view is known mainly to the locals of a small nearby town, who take their morning hikes on beautiful trails like this one. I had explored the area fairly extensively, and had even caught a beautiful foggy morning here on another day. I knew I wanted to come back at some point to capture a clearing storm, with its fog trails in the valley.

That day finally came. As a meteorologist, I knew the odds were high, so I'd set an early alarm to check on the conditions. They looked great. Alas... it was 6am, and the pillow monster won. I went back through nearby webcams later, and couldn't believe what I had decided to skip. It was exactly what I had been dreaming of, the kind of conditions that come once a year... if you're lucky.

Well, the very next morning, almost unbelievably... it repeated. I had a second chance. There would be no fooling me twice! I hiked up the mountain in the rain, and waited for the storm to break and the light to come. It did, and it was so stunningly beautiful. I was grateful to be there, and made this VAST photo. No other image like this exists, and perhaps none ever will.

In the end, we're all human. We all make mistakes. And we deserve a second chance.

This image is part of my Awaken series, which showcases the beauty of little-known areas, with the goal of inspiring locals to explore and love our backyard. As of the time of publishing, there is no other image like this in existence. There will undoubtedly be attempts to duplicate it, but few will succeed with the conditions and method required for a large print. As with most images in the Awaken series, serious buyers may choose to have the location revealed to them. I hope you enjoy it!

Date & TimeDecember 16, 2021:  7:39am
LocationMarin County, California
Coordinates37.884908, -122.517075
Focal Length75mm
Shutter Speed1/160 sec
Number of Exposures5
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Our photographic prints are created using a specialty, large-format fine art printer designed to produce archival, museum-grade prints. They are true "chromogenic" prints: light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom using state-of-the-art lasers to produce the sharpest possible image. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

Our photographic prints are available in one of two finishes: glossy and lustre. Glossy prints have a rich, silky saturation and are great for environments where the lighting and reflections have been carefully thought through. Lustre prints have a bright, sparkle-like finish that diffuses reflections and are therefore more versatile for environments where the lighting and reflections are less under your control.

Your print comes with two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one that you will affix to the finished piece and one that remains standalone. Additionally, your print's provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital technology. Learn more.

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Acrylic glass display

Our acrylic glass displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain one of our photographic prints sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden mounting brace on the rear causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

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Total Pixels150,143,812
Horizontal Pixels20,644
Vertical Pixels7,273
Aspect Ratio2.84 : 1
File Size858 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)5.73 feet
Height @ 300ppi2.02 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)11.47 feet
Height @ 150ppi4.04 feet

Date & TimeDecember 16, 2021:  7:39am
LocationMarin County, California
Coordinates37.884908, -122.517075
Focal Length75mm
Shutter Speed1/160 sec
Number of Exposures5

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