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Its resolution is 433% greater than
a typical fine art photograph.

It is one of the highest quality images
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112 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the San Francisco skyline in California at at night; cityscape photo created by Justin Katz

SF City Skyline

An Exceptionally High Resolution Fine Art PhotoAn Exceptionally High Resolution
Fine Art Photo

This 112-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created, with a resolution equivalent to 54 full-HD TVs.

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The San Francisco Bay Area has an endless bounty of beautiful locations to take photos of. This is one of my favorite aspects of living here. Some locations are more easily accessible and therefore more commonly photographed, while many are relatively unknown or require a bit of exploring to be able to find.

Halfway across the Bay Bridge is an exit that leads to this small residential island right in the middle of the Bay, Treasure Island. Once you navigate the confusing roadways and limited available parking, you can find yourself with an expansive and unobstructed view of the entire San Francisco city skyline. Other photographers have captured the city from this Treasure Island vantage point, but very few have tried so many times waiting for the perfect lighting conditions - and even fewer have used the VAST technique to create a photo with such an exceptionally high resolution.

I traveled to the same spot about countless times over the course of a few months, trying to nail the optimal conditions for the shot that I had in mind. There was always something just slightly off that signaled to me that I would have to come back and try again: either the sky was too overcast, the weather was too windy even for my secure tripod, or the stadium lights from a Giants baseball game would overpower the scene. On the final attempt however, I found myself perched on the large rocks against the water, watching the sky turn into that perfect post-sunset glow that I was looking for. The lights on the bridge and the city itself began to turn on, and I was ready to begin capturing the 13 individual exposures that I would later stitch together to create this high definition panorama of the San Francisco skyline.
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Stunning image clarity

This 112-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 54 full-HD TVs.


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TECH SPECS

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeMay 11, 2014:  8:03pm
LocationDowntown San Francisco, California
Coordinates37.815577, -122.371535
CameraNikon D610
Megapixels per Exposure24.3
LensNikkor 70-210mm f/4 AF
Focal Length155mm
Aperturef/10
Shutter Speed30 sec
ISO200
Number of Exposures13

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels112,145,866
Horizontal Pixels23,009
Vertical Pixels4,874
Aspect Ratio1 : 4.72
File Size640 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)6.39 feet
Height @ 300ppi1.35 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)12.78 feet
Height @ 150ppi2.71 feet
Nikon D610
Nikkor 70-210mm f/4 AF
Nikon D610
Nikkor 70-210mm f/4 AF
VAST PRINTS

THE HIGHEST RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS EVER CREATED

VAST Prints are fine art photographic paper prints that arrive ready to be mounted and/or framed. They are created using the sharpest photographic printer in commercial use: a very rare specialty printer that formerly printed currency and military surveillance imagery.  Learn more  

Every VAST Print has two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one affixed to the print and one standalone. Additionally, each print is assigned a unique serial number via a permanent hologram seal and recorded in our registry. Its provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital blockchain encryption technology.

VAST DISPLAYS

THE HIGHEST QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAYS EVER CREATED

VAST Displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain a VAST Print sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden brace on the back causes the display to gracefully float off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style.  Learn more  

SIZING GUIDE

A one-of-a-kind conversation starter

This VAST photo becomes a stunning conversation-starter wherever it's showcased. It's offered in 3 large-format sizes:


48 in
13 in
60 in
16 in
72 in
19 in
LICENSES

Customize your own VAST creation

A VAST license allows you to use this VAST photo in any art or design project, using any printing, mounting, or framing method. Other photos degrade when enlarged more than 22 inches wide, but this photo remains sharp up to 12.8 x 2.7 feet. Your imagination is the limit for how it can be used.  Learn more  

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ordinary photos printed at 10x5 feet:
15 pixels/inch: Poor
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This VAST photo printed at 10x5 feet:
15 pixels/inch: Flawless
This image simulates what 15ppi looks like up close.
*These images are for comparison purposes and, due to differing screen resolutions, do not necessarily reflect the appearance of printed photos.

TYPICAL PROFESSIONAL PHOTO

MAXIMUM PRINT SIZE WITHOUT QUALITY DEGRADATION:

19 in
4 in

THIS VAST PHOTO

MAXIMUM PRINT SIZE WITHOUT QUALITY DEGRADATION:

77 in
16 in

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