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50 megapixels! A very high definition VAST photo of people walking down the street in Times Square during the 2016 winter snow blizzard at night in New York City; created by Dan Piech

The Times Square Blizzard Trio

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This is a story of the only night in the last century when Times Square was empty. 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. However, somewhere around midnight, a lull in the storm drew a few brave souls out of their cozy homes. I was nearly alone in Times Square at the time and the strangely peaceful howl of the lonely wind and snow swirling down Broadway was suddenly interrupted by a trio of laughing friends. Lit by a canopy of street lights, they sauntered down the middle of a vehicle-less 53rd street into the distance, not letting the adverse weather quell their spirit. I will always remember how joyously they reveled in the New York City landscape of roadways as it has never been seen before: empty.
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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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Date & TimeJanuary 23, 2016:  11:10pm
LocationMidtown Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.759854, -73.984203
CameraCanon 5DS
Megapixels per Exposure50.6
LensCanon 135mm f/2L
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/2
Shutter Speed1/125
ISO1600
Number of Exposures1

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels50,320,896
Horizontal Pixels8,688
Vertical Pixels5,792
Aspect Ratio1 : 1.5
File Size144 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)2.41 feet
Height @ 300ppi1.61 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)4.83 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 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.

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