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Snoqualmie Peaks above the Clouds

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A close-up of "Snoqualmie Peaks above the Clouds" by Scott Rinckenberger: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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178 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of mountain peaks above the clouds; photograph created by Scott Rinckenberger from Bryant Peak Summit in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington.

Snoqualmie Peaks above the Clouds

178 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington

Snoqualmie Pass is the lowest of the major mountain passes crossing the Washington Cascades, yet rising from the modest elevation of the pass are an assortment of jagged, complex peaks, holding endless challenges for the enterprising climber or skier. During much of the prevailing weather of winter, low-lying clouds will slither back and forth across the mountains at pass level, while the peaks above will be found bathed in sun, and perhaps awash with wind, as they were on this cold morning in early January.

While some of the mountains in this image require multiple days to visit, others, such as Bryant Peak, the location of this vista, are feasible as a ‘dawn patrol’ outing. For the uninitiated, this is a practice wherein one can start out from the parking lot under the light of headlamps, break out of the fog with the sunrise, and be on a summit well in time for a quick ski back down, and an arrival at the office well before lunch (and hopefully before the boss takes notice.)

These mornings are invariably uncomfortable in the hard, cold dark of predawn, but ratchet up toward ecstasy as the morning coffee break is replaced by something far more meaningful, and every bit as energizing.

Date & TimeJanuary 10, 2023:  9:18am
LocationAlpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Coordinates47.451120, -121.460840
Focal Length46mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter1/1600
ISO250
Num of Exposures22
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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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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.
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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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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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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)

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Total Pixels178,268,044 px
Width23,038 px
Height7,738 px
Aspect Ratio2.98 : 1
Date & TimeJanuary 10, 2023:  9:18am
LocationAlpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Coordinates47.451120, -121.460840
Focal Length46mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter1/1600
ISO250
Num of Exposures22

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 8x3 in
  • Marketing prints < 16x5 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
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  • Fine art prints < 18x6 in
  • Marketing prints < 36x12 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
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50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 41x14 in
  • Marketing prints < 81x27 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 13 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 27 ft
full file
178 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 77x26 in
  • Marketing prints < 154x52 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 7 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 14 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
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Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 8x3 in < 16x5 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 18x6 in < 36x12 in full-screen use high-resolution
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large
50 megapixels
< 41x14 in < 81x27 in if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
if viewers will be
> 27 ft away
full file
178 megapixels
< 77x26 in < 154x52 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
Photo id: 11503