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50 megapixels! A very high resolution VAST photo of a lonely person walking down an alley during the 2016 winter snow blizzard at night in New York City; created by Dan Piech

The Phantom In the Blizzard

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

This 50-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created, with a resolution equivalent to 24 full-HD TVs.

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On January 23rd, 2016 one of the largest blizzards to ever hit the east coast of the United States roared into New York City. Officials declared a state of emergency, issued travel bans, and warned of the unprecedented nature of the storm. As the snowy day turned to a brutally windy blizzard of a night, I donned every last article of winter clothing I owned, packed up my gear, and headed out onto the streets.

Never have I seen New York City, the city that never sleeps, so post-apocalyptically desolate. I was alone amid millions of people hunkering down in their homes. At midnight, while scouring the rapidly snow-filling streets for photo opportunities and trying to keep my gear clean, I turned onto 47th street from Times Square and saw a lone individual wandering down the road, covered entirely in black, save for a white headphones cable.

I took a single photo as he passed into the light cast from an old street lamp. He continued to walk past me without saying a word, his face completely obscured via a pitch black covering. After stowing my gear and turning around, he had already disappeared into the swirling whirlwind of snowfall.
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Stunning image clarity

This 50-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 24 full-HD TVs.


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TECH SPECS

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeJanuary 23, 2016:  11:41pm
LocationMidtown Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.763397, -73.982894
CameraCanon 5DS
Megapixels per Exposure50.6
LensCanon 135mm f/2L
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/2
Shutter Speed1/125
ISO3200
Number of Exposures1

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels49,724,320
Horizontal Pixels8,585
Vertical Pixels5,792
Aspect Ratio1 : 1.48
File Size142 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)2.38 feet
Height @ 300ppi1.61 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)4.77 feet
Height @ 150ppi3.22 feet
Canon 5DS
Canon 135mm f/2L
Canon 5DS
Canon 135mm f/2L
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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.

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READY-TO-HANG MUSEUM-GRADE FRAME

Our framed option for this photo is a beautiful museum-grade, traditional matted frame.

The mat is a dark grey and the wood frame is a beautiful dark brown, drawing out the subtle colors in the photograph.

Every VAST Print has two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one affixed to the back of the frame 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.

Note: The mat and frame add 5.5 inches to the width and height dimensions listed when you purcahse.

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This VAST photo becomes a stunning conversation-starter wherever it's showcased. It's offered in 3 large-format sizes:


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