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The Guardian of the Valley

822 megapixel VAST photo
Sacra di San Michele, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Piedmont, italy

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822 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a magical landscape with a religious castle on a hill; photograph created by Duilio Fiorille of Sacra di San Michele in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Piedmont, italy

The Guardian of the Valley

822 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Sacra di San Michele, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Piedmont, italy

The abbey of San Michele (Sacra di San Michele in Italian) is a huge abbey built around the summit of Monte Pirchiriano (960 meters high) at the entrance to the Valle di Susa, the largest valley in the Piedmont region in Italy, in North West of the European Alps.

The abbey is the symbol of the Piedmont region and boasts a thousand-year history, as the first buildings of the church date back to 983 after Christ.

It is dedicated to the cult of San Michele, the holy defender of the faith and the Christian people.

Home of the Rosminian Fathers, it is home to an important library with over 10,000 ancient volumes. Members of the Savoy royal family, the kings of Piedmont until the last century, are buried inside the main church of the Abbey.

It is built on a pilgrimage route over 2000 km long that connects Mont Saint-Michel, in France, to Monte Sant’Angelo, in Puglia.

It was used by the famous Italian writer Umberto Eco as a partial inspiration for the famous novel "The name of the rose", from which the famous film was taken.

This VASTphoto has been taken during the golden hour in last summer of 2020, with a beautiful warm light that illuminated the abbey and the mountains to the side.

On the right you can see the Monte Civrari (2.302 mt.), with its unmistakable shape

Date & TimeOctober 13, 2020:  5:22pm - 5:31pm
LocationSacra di San Michele, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Piedmont, italy
Coordinates45.091860, 7.346342
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/10
Shutter Speed1/160sec
ISO100
Number of Exposures60

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Total Pixels822,484,747
Horizontal Pixels39,179
Vertical Pixels20,993
Aspect Ratio1.87 : 1
File Size4,700 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)10.88 feet
Height @ 300ppi5.83 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)21.77 feet
Height @ 150ppi11.66 feet

Date & TimeOctober 13, 2020:  5:22pm - 5:31pm
LocationSacra di San Michele, Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Piedmont, italy
Coordinates45.091860, 7.346342
Focal Length400mm
Aperturef/10
Shutter Speed1/160sec
ISO100
Number of Exposures60

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