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The City

512 MEGAPIXELS
A close-up of "The City" by Dan Piech: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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512 megapixels! A very high defintion long exposure cityscape VAST photo of the Midtown Manhattan New York City skyline and the Hudson River in black and white; created by Dan Piech
New York's skyline casts an indelible shadow in every viewer's memory. Diverse architectural styles vie for attention in a never-ending competition that has spanned centuries. Capturing a fraction of that magic via a photo is difficult given the constant flurry of distracting activity that surrounds the city from every vantage point. In order to overcome this, I decided to combine two photographic techniques.

First, I used the VAST photo technique to create one of the highest resolution photos ever crafted of the skyline, at 512 megapixels. Second, as I was shooting the VAST photo, I also set up a camera to record a series of 100 long-exposure photographs using a very strong neutral density filter. I later merged these long exposures together into a single image, representing a 23-minute exposure. The sky and the Hudson river benefited from this technique, appearing with a smooth and subdued character, replete with subtle flowing gradients.

Then, I very carefully merged the VAST photo and the long exposure photo into a single final image: the highest quality super long-exposure photo ever taken of New York City. In addition to its exceptionally high resolution, this photo stands out because of how starkly the subtle tonality of the negative space juxtaposes with the sharp lines and contrast of the most powerful skyline on earth.

Note: This is a close-up section from a larger version of the photo that has a taller aspect ratio and more negative space.
Date & TimeAugust 9, 2016:  7:24pm
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.719342, -74.029410
Focal Length349mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter1/320
ISO250
Num of Exposures109

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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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512 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 products for sale
No use laminated in or onto glass
Non-exclusive

For a premium license that provides exclusivity, glass-related use, or use in products for sale, contact us.

Total Pixels511,917,802 px
Width38,126 px
Height13,427 px
Aspect Ratio2.84 : 1
Date & TimeAugust 9, 2016:  7:24pm
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.719342, -74.029410
Focal Length349mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter1/320
ISO250
Num of Exposures109

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Here are some rough guidelines for this specific photo:

small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 8x3 in
  • Marketing prints < 16x6 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 18x6 in
  • Marketing prints < 36x13 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 40x14 in
  • Marketing prints < 79x28 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 13 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 26 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 89x31 in
  • Marketing prints < 178x63 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 12 ft
full file
512 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 127x45 in
  • Marketing prints < 254x90 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 4 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 8 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
< 8x3 in < 16x6 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 18x6 in < 36x13 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 40x14 in < 79x28 in if viewers will be
> 13 ft away
if viewers will be
> 26 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 89x31 in < 178x63 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 12 ft away
full file
512 megapixels
< 127x45 in < 254x90 in if viewers will be
> 4 ft away
if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
Photo id: 10142