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1,051 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the SoHo skyline in NYC in winter snow at night; cityscape fine art photo created by Dan Piech in New York City

SoHo Glow

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This 1,051-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created, with a resolution equivalent to 507 full-HD TVs.

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New York: the city that never sleeps. This expression, while clich├ęd, is nevertheless a palpable truth every New Yorker has experienced firsthand.

It was 4am and I was at the top of the tallest building in the low-lying region between downtown and midtown Manhattan. At a time when nearly any other city would be quietly resting, these streets were still aglow with the bright lights of taxis, windows, and street lamps.

High above the glowing streets of the famous SoHo neighborhood, I had an unobstructed view from the Empire State Building north to the Brooklyn Bridge south. In-between lay countless New York neighborhoods, each with their distinctive architecture and energy.

The scene was uniquely mesmerizing because a large snowstorm had just passed and the typically-dark rooftops were capped in a thick coat of powder. This glistening snow covering transformed the character of the scene by illuminating the rooftops with the faint blue moonlight.

With the contagious energy of the city motivating me, I spent an hour meticulously exposing the individual photos used to create this exceptionally high resolution VAST photo. The final photo has a truly stunning number of fascinating corners of the city to peer into, from the Downtown Brooklyn skyline to the ever-vibrant Chinatown, to the iconic Union Square architectural triumphs, to the industrial Con Edison plant complex, to the ornate SoHo facades, to the ultra-modern Midtown skyscrapers.

I finished the photo at 5am as the early-risers began to outnumber the late-nighters. Brave individuals could be seen going for a morning jog on the snow-covered sidewalks. The energy of the city had never dwindled.
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This 1,051-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 507 full-HD TVs.


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TECH SPECS

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeJanuary 8, 2017:  3:57am
LocationSoHo, New York City
Coordinates40.725494, -74.005367
CameraCanon 5DS
Megapixels per Exposure50.6
LensCanon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
Focal Length100mm
Aperturef/6.3
Shutter Speed13 sec
ISO640
Number of Exposures35

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels1,050,929,343
Horizontal Pixels57,861
Vertical Pixels18,163
Aspect Ratio1 : 3.19
File Size6.01 GB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)16.07 feet
Height @ 300ppi5.05 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)32.15 feet
Height @ 150ppi10.09 feet
Canon 5DS
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
Canon 5DS
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
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SIZING GUIDE

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This VAST photo becomes a stunning conversation-starter wherever it's showcased. It's offered in 4 large-format sizes:


48 in
15 in
60 in
19 in
78 in
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30 in
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MAXIMUM PRINT SIZE WITHOUT QUALITY DEGRADATION:

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MAXIMUM PRINT SIZE WITHOUT QUALITY DEGRADATION:

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