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Its resolution is 10,028% greater than
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It is one of the highest quality images
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2,127 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

The City: Wide

An Exceptionally High Resolution Fine Art PhotoAn Exceptionally High Resolution
Fine Art Photo

This 2,127-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created, with a resolution equivalent to 1,026 full-HD TVs.

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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 2,127 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: A close-up cropped version of this photo also exists here if you prefer a version with less negative space and a wider aspect ratio. Licensing this photo allows you to crop it how you like.
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Stunning image clarity

This 2,127-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 1,026 full-HD TVs.


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TECH SPECS

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeAugust 9, 2016:  7:24pm
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.719342, -74.02941
CameraCanon 5DS
Megapixels per Exposure50.6
LensCanon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
Focal Length349mm
Aperturef/7.1
Shutter Speed1/320
ISO250
Number of Exposures109

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels2,127,944,636
Horizontal Pixels58,892
Vertical Pixels36,133
Aspect Ratio1 : 1.63
File Size6.06 GB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)16.36 feet
Height @ 300ppi10.04 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)32.72 feet
Height @ 150ppi20.07 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
VAST PRINTS

THE HIGHEST RESOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS EVER CREATED

VAST Prints are fine art photographic paper prints that arrive ready to be mounted and/or framed. They are created using the sharpest photographic printer in commercial use: a very rare specialty printer that formerly printed currency and military surveillance imagery.  Learn more  

Every VAST Print has two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one affixed to the print and one standalone. Additionally, each print is assigned a unique serial number via a permanent hologram seal and recorded in our registry. Its provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital blockchain encryption technology.

VAST DISPLAYS

THE HIGHEST QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAYS EVER CREATED

VAST Displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain a VAST Print sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden brace on the back causes the display to gracefully float off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style.  Learn more  

SIZING GUIDE

A one-of-a-kind conversation starter

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


36 in
22 in
48 in
29 in
60 in
37 in
78 in
48 in
LICENSES

TYPICAL PROFESSIONAL PHOTO

MAXIMUM PRINT SIZE WITHOUT QUALITY DEGRADATION:

19 in
12 in

THIS VAST PHOTO

MAXIMUM PRINT SIZE WITHOUT QUALITY DEGRADATION:

196 in
120 in

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