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305 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of St. Peter’s Basilica, the St. Angelo Bridge, and the Tiber River at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco from Ponte Umberto I in Rome, Italy.
305 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of St. Peter’s Basilica, the St. Angelo Bridge, and the Tiber River at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco from Ponte Umberto I in Rome, Italy.
305 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of St. Peter’s Basilica, the St. Angelo Bridge, and the Tiber River at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco from Ponte Umberto I in Rome, Italy.
305 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of St. Peter’s Basilica, the St. Angelo Bridge, and the Tiber River at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco from Ponte Umberto I in Rome, Italy.
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St. Peter’s Basilica & St. Angelo Bridge at Sunset

305 MEGAPIXELS
305 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of St. Peter’s Basilica, the St. Angelo Bridge, and the Tiber River at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco from Ponte Umberto I in Rome, Italy.
This photo is 1,350% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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St. Peter’s Basilica & St. Angelo Bridge at Sunset

305 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
1,350% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
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St. Peter’s Basilica & St. Angelo Bridge at Sunset

305 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Ponte Umberto I, Rome, Italy

La Basilica Papale di San Pietro (Papal Basilica of Saint Peter) is the largest Catholic church in the world. Emperor Constantine I wanted to honor Saint Peter’s martyrdom by building a church on the site of his tomb. The old St. Peter’s Basilica stood from the 4th to 16th centuries while the “new” St. Peter’s Basilica as seen today was built between 1506 and 1615. The principal architect of St. Peter’s was Donato Bramante. Michelangelo designed St. Peter’s Dome and is well-known for painting the Sistine Chapel. Carlo Maderno worked to design the nave and façade. The piazza and colonnade in front of St. Peter’s Church was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The Baroque style church is one of the most renowned works of Italian Renaissance architecture.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world nestled within Rome, Italy, and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s only fitting they designed St. Peter’s to be the largest church of the Catholic faith. Built from travertine stone, St Peter’s Basilica stands over 450 feet tall and is over 730 feet long. Its dome is the tallest in the world and the church can hold up to 60,000 people. Size isn’t the only thing that sets it apart. The opulence is overwhelming. There is more of everything: 5 organs, 10 chapels, 44 altars, and more than 400 statues. Intricate carvings and mosaics are everywhere. Thirteen statues line the façade, with Christ the Redeemer flanked by Saint John the Baptist and Saint Andrew at the center. One of the most visually striking things to me is the interior floor and different types of marble found throughout. It’s filled with the common white marble sourced from Italy, but also has an abundance of green, yellow, red, and blue-colored marble that came from distant parts of Italy and the ancient Roman Empire.

Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica attracts millions of visitors per year and is one of the top sights to visit in Rome. Ponte Sant’Angelo is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Tiber and was built nearly 2000 years ago. It was given new life in the 17th Century when Bernini was commissioned to sculpt 10 angels, each carrying an emblem of Jesus’ death and suffering. This VAST Photo was made by stitching 18 images together. Each of those are comprised of 2-3 blended exposures to capture details in both bright and dark areas. The result allows for large format fine art photographic prints of the Vatican to view in detail at a close distance.

I shot this during a family trip to Rome, in November 2023. I had this image in mind if an opportunity arose without interrupting the family flow of the trip. It happened one afternoon that ended earlier than expected for our sight-seeing. Less than half an hour before sunset, I could tell it was going to be a beautiful sunset and knew it was now or never. I rented an electric bike, rode like the wind, and arrived to set up my gear right as the colors were turning. It was very satisfying to execute my planned image between the weather, and by squeezing it into some down-time without major disruption to our family trip.

It’s a straightforward panoramic photo, simply showing the grandeur of the historic St. Angelo Bridge and St. Peter’s Dome with the vibrant sunset and reflection in the River Tiber. This high-resolution photo of St. Peter’s Basilica at Sunset can be printed on a much larger scale than a standard fine art photo of St. Peter’s Basilica found elsewhere. The breathtaking sculptures along St. Angelo’s Bridge can be viewed up close to see Bernini’s work. It isn’t always the case when weather and timing work out to make a pre-visualized image materialize. When it does, it’s pure magic.

Date & TimeNovember 19, 2023:  6:05pm - 6:15pm
LocationPonte Umberto I, Rome, Italy
Coordinates41.902651, 12.471318
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter1/40 sec - 0.8 sec
ISO400, 4000
Num of Exposures18
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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:

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305 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of St. Peter’s Basilica, the St. Angelo Bridge, and the Tiber River at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco from Ponte Umberto I in Rome, Italy.
Paper print
Shine-enhancing
protective coating
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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Total Pixels305,228,205 px
Width21,397 px
Height14,265 px
Aspect Ratio1.5 : 1
Date & TimeNovember 19, 2023:  6:05pm - 6:15pm
LocationPonte Umberto I, Rome, Italy
Coordinates41.902651, 12.471318
Focal Length200mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter1/40 sec - 0.8 sec
ISO400, 4000
Num of Exposures18

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  • Marketing prints < 129x86 in
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Photo id: 11746