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SF City Skyline

112 MEGAPIXELS
A close-up of "SF City Skyline" by Justin Katz: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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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

112 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Downtown San Francisco, California
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.
Date & TimeMay 11, 2014:  8:03pm
LocationDowntown San Francisco, California
Coordinates37.815577, -122.371535
Focal Length155mm
Aperturef/10
Shutter30 sec
ISO200
Num of Exposures13

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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

Produced using a specialty, large-format fine art printer operating at 300ppi resolution—the gold standard for sharpness
Printed onto heavyweight, 100% acid-free fine art canvas to preserve color-accuracy and longevity
Created using materials and methods that exceed the rigorous technical standards required to achieve the prized "giclée" industry rating
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by award-winning master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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VAST Print™

A VAST Print™ represents the pinnacle of the photographic medium. Each print is a true photograph created specifically for you using light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom with the industry's highest precision exposure technique. Your print is then sealed with a shine-enhancing protective glossy coating*, adhered to a sturdy aluminum composite backing, and finished in one of two ready-to-hang formats:

  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
  • Framed display: The print is mounted inside one of our handcrafted 100% wood frames with a decorative separation between the print and the frame so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo.

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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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112 megapixels!
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Laser-exposed at a truly unprecedented 610ppi resolution
Created using fine art paper with a specialty emulsion enabling unsurpassed micro-contrast, ultra-bright whites, and deep blacks
Printed with a chromogenic process that produces "continuous tones" of silky smooth color (other printers use noticeable dots of ink)
Sealed between an extra-thick, shine-enhancing protective coating and a sturdy aluminum composite backing for a sleek look
Award-winning product quality recognized industry-wide
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by certified master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Hand-signed by the artist and accompanied by our digitally-enhanced, holographic certificate of authenticity
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Digital file

Due to their record-setting resolutions, VAST photos are the most versatile images ever created, with the quality necessary to look great at any size and in any project. Purchasing one of our standard royalty-free licenses provides you with the digital file at your choice of resolution and a permit to use it for most types of projects. Click here to learn more.

Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
Not for use laminated in or onto glass in North America
Non-exclusive (i.e. we may license the photo to others)

For a premium license that gives exclusivity, glass-related use in North America, or use in merchandise for sale, contact us.

Total Pixels112,145,866 px
Width23,009 px
Height4,874 px
Aspect Ratio4.72 : 1
Date & TimeMay 11, 2014:  8:03pm
LocationDowntown San Francisco, California
Coordinates37.815577, -122.371535
Focal Length155mm
Aperturef/10
Shutter30 sec
ISO200
Num of Exposures13

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 10x2 in
  • Marketing prints < 20x4 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 23x5 in
  • Marketing prints < 46x10 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 51x11 in
  • Marketing prints < 102x22 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 17 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 34 ft
full file
112 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 77x16 in
  • Marketing prints < 153x32 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 11 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 23 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
webpages
Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 10x2 in < 20x4 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 23x5 in < 46x10 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 51x11 in < 102x22 in if viewers will be
> 17 ft away
if viewers will be
> 34 ft away
full file
112 megapixels
< 77x16 in < 153x32 in if viewers will be
> 11 ft away
if viewers will be
> 23 ft away
Photo id: 10160