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Southern Alps Sunset at Lake Pukaki

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197 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of sunset over Lake Pukaki with mountains in the background; landscape photograph created by John Freeman in Mount Cook Road, Ben Ohau 7999, New Zealand

Southern Alps Sunset at Lake Pukaki

197 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Mount Cook Road, Ben Ohau 7999, New Zealand

Lake Pukaki is the gateway to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park on the South Island of New Zealand. The dramatic pinnacle of Aoraki/Mount Cook is backdrop to many aerial shots in the Lord of the Rings trilogies.

We had traveled to this location planning on doing some night photography. I made a point of arriving in time to capture a sunset.

Lake Pukaki is the largest lake in the area, and it proudly shows off New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki/ Mount Cook, from the many look out points around its shores.

The water color of the lake is a bright turquoise due to glacial flour, made from extremely fine rock particles that have come from the surrounding glaciers. The lake is fed at its northern end by the braided Tasman River, which has its source in the Hooker and Tasman Glaciers.

Date & TimeJanuary 12, 2019:  7:14pm - 7:16pm
LocationMount Cook Road, Ben Ohau 7999, New Zealand
Coordinates-44.086562, 170.135935
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/20 sec., 1/80,Sec., 1/5 sec.
ISO100
Num of Exposures90
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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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  • 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)
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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
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Worldwide, perpetual usage*
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Total Pixels196,938,990 px
Width19,557 px
Height10,070 px
Aspect Ratio1.94 : 1
Date & TimeJanuary 12, 2019:  7:14pm - 7:16pm
LocationMount Cook Road, Ben Ohau 7999, New Zealand
Coordinates-44.086562, 170.135935
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/20 sec., 1/80,Sec., 1/5 sec.
ISO100
Num of Exposures90

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197 megapixels
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> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
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Photo id: 11301