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The Jewel By The Bay: Wide

686 MEGAPIXELS
A close-up of "The Jewel By The Bay: Wide" by Jim Tarpo: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
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686 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the San Francisco skyline and the Bay Bridge at night; cityscape photograph created by Jim Tarpo in Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

The Jewel By The Bay: Wide

686 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

As a photographer, sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time to witness something special. The weather can be unpredictable in San Francisco, but the clear conditions on Sept. 12, 2019 allowed me to capture this spectacular high resolution image of the Bay Bridge leading into the city, as viewed from my unique vantage point on Yerba Buena /Treasure Island.

There was an additional degree of good fortune in having the San Francisco Giants ballpark (Oracle Park) not only lit up, but centered perfectly between the two bridge piles.

I was very much out of my comfort zone just off the road at 10:30 at night with tour buses and semi trucks zipping by just a short distance from my tripod. Fortunately they were all successful in negotiating the curve behind me, and the risk paid huge dividends. I am thrilled to have this image, to produce some spectacular large prints.

Date & TimeSeptember 12, 2019:  10:30pm - 10:51pm
LocationTreasure Island, San Francisco, California
Coordinates37.808900, -122.368900
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/8
Shutter6 sec
ISO250
Num of Exposures90

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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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  • 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)
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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Usage in most media formats*
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Worldwide, perpetual usage
Not for use in products for sale
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Total Pixels686,089,176 px
Width51,132 px
Height13,418 px
Aspect Ratio3.81 : 1
Date & TimeSeptember 12, 2019:  10:30pm - 10:51pm
LocationTreasure Island, San Francisco, California
Coordinates37.808900, -122.368900
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/8
Shutter6 sec
ISO250
Num of Exposures90

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small
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  • Fine art prints < 9x2 in
  • Marketing prints < 18x5 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
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  • Fine art prints < 21x5 in
  • Marketing prints < 41x11 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 46x12 in
  • Marketing prints < 92x24 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 15 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 30 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 103x27 in
  • Marketing prints < 206x54 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 7 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 14 ft
full file
686 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 170x45 in
  • Marketing prints < 341x89 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
< 9x2 in < 18x5 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 21x5 in < 41x11 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 46x12 in < 92x24 in if viewers will be
> 15 ft away
if viewers will be
> 30 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 103x27 in < 206x54 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
full file
686 megapixels
< 170x45 in < 341x89 in if viewers will be
> 4 ft away
if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
Photo id: 10541