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1,580 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of ice and icebergs floating in an ocean bay; black & white fine art landscape photo created by Scott Dimond in La Scie, Newfoundland, Canada

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

This 1,580-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created, with a resolution equivalent to 762 full-HD TVs.

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In April 2017, on the far east coast of Canada, a huge ice pack floated down the coast of Labrador and slammed into the northeast corner of Newfoundland. Made up of thick first-year ice mixed with icebergs of much older ice, it trapped fishing communities with 40 miles of impassable ice. The ice conditions were the worst in living memory and could easily be seen in NASA photographs from space.

The ice severely impacted the fishing, crabbing, and sealing industries as ships could not leave the harbors. But this impact was not just for a week or two. I visited the area during the first week of June, over 45 days since the ice arrived and it had not yet moved.

The ice invasion brought with it unexpected and dangerous visitors. Over a dozen Polar Bears, following seals that inhabited the ice pack, descended on the coastal villages, including one that was spotted walking directly through the town of La Scie, just weeks before my arrival.

On a foggy June evening, just outside the town, I headed for the top of the cliffs with a great view to the north – hoping I wouldn’t encounter any of the polar bears. Being late in the day and near such a small and remote town, I thought for sure that I would be alone. But to my surprised, I was joined by a couple fishermen with their binoculars in hand. It seems that it had become almost a daily evening ritual for them to head up to the view point, survey the endless ice, and speculate that maybe tomorrow the wind would finally change and carry the ice away.

Although I empathized with their plight, as a photographer, the expanse of ice presented a unique opportunity to capture something beautiful and rarely seen. So, while they discussed what tomorrow might bring, I set up the special equipment I needed to create the VAST photo. As I captured the hundreds of images needed to assemble this exceptionally high resolution photo, the fishermen discussed making a run for open sea the next morning.

The next day I left town but later that evening I heard news reports of five fishermen being rescued by Coast Guard helicopter near La Scie, after their ship, stuck in thick ice, started taking on water. I can only hope two of those men were not the fellows I had met the previous evening. But I can certainly understand their impatience after being cut off from their livelihood for so long, trapped by a wall of ice the likes of which the region has never seen.
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This 1,580-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 762 full-HD TVs.


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TECH SPECS

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeJune 5, 2017:  8:10pm
LocationLa Scie, Newfoundland, Canada
Coordinates49.968911, -55.605302
CameraCanon 5DS R
Megapixels per Exposure50.6
LensCanon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Focal Length140mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter Speed1/10
ISO100
Number of Exposures180

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels1,579,636,578
Horizontal Pixels68,226
Vertical Pixels23,153
Aspect Ratio1 : 2.95
File Size9.03 GB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)18.95 feet
Height @ 300ppi6.43 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)37.9 feet
Height @ 150ppi12.86 feet
Canon 5DS R
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Canon 5DS R
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
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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 beautifully minimal, museum-grade, "box" frame with a solid black edge.

The box frame raises the print off the wall but does not add visual clutter to the face of the image because it does not show from a front-on view. All of the attention remains on the VAST photo.

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


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