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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
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.
Date & TimeJune 5, 2017:  8:10pm
LocationLa Scie, Newfoundland, Canada
Coordinates49.968911, -55.605302
Focal Length140mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/10
ISO100
Num of Exposures180

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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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Total Pixels1,579,636,578 px
Width68,226 px
Height23,153 px
Aspect Ratio2.95 : 1
Date & TimeJune 5, 2017:  8:10pm
LocationLa Scie, Newfoundland, Canada
Coordinates49.968911, -55.605302
Focal Length140mm
Aperturef/16
Shutter1/10
ISO100
Num of Exposures180

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  • Large murals viewed from > 13 ft
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250 megapixels
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  • Marketing prints < 181x61 in
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1000 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 181x61 in
  • Marketing prints < 362x123 in
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  • Massive murals viewed from > 6 ft
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1580 megapixels
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  • Marketing prints < 455x154 in
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  • Massive murals viewed from > 5 ft
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10 megapixels
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250 megapixels
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> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 12 ft away
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1,000 megapixels
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> 3 ft away
if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
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1,580 megapixels
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> 2 ft away
if viewers will be
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Photo id: 10281