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Tribute in Light I: B&W

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Lower Manhattan, New York City

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407 megapixels! The highest resolution VAST photo of the September 11th 9/11 Tribute in Light memorial, the World Trade Center, and the Manhattan city skyline at sunset in New York City; created by Dan Piech
Memories and testaments to the September 11th attacks permeate many aspects of life in New York City. One of the most profound of these is the "Tribute in Light," an installation of 88 powerful spotlights projecting 616,000 watts of light from lower Manhattan into the night sky every year on the anniversary of the attacks. This creates two heavenly columns that ascend, seemingly forever - a stunningly beautiful and iconic testament to bravery, sacrifice, and resilience.

On the 15th anniversary of the attacks, nature put on its most impressive display to complement the memorial. I was set up on the Jersey City waterfront with all of my gear for producing the highest resolution photo of the memorial ever created. The sky was filled with wispy hints of clouds pleasantly drifting high overhead. As the sun descended under the horizon, the illumination on those clouds rapidly disappeared and the sky darkened much faster than usual thanks to the unusually dry atmosphere of the late summer day. This quickly shifted the hue of the sky to a beautifully muted deep blue, unveiling the memorial light beams.

But that wasn't all. Nature was saving the best for last. A thick bank of clouds on the distant western horizon unexpectedly became illuminated by the long-set sun, radiating a vibrant fuchsia that perfectly reflected off the lustrous facades that comprise the downtown Manhattan skyline.

After 20 years and thousands of hours photographing all corners of the globe, it was one of the most beautifully reverent moments I have ever witnessed.

15% of the proceeds from this photo will be donated to 9/11 memorial events through the New York Community Trust, the highest-rated 9/11-related charity.
Date & TimeSeptember 11, 2016:  7:33pm
LocationLower Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.715388, -74.033030
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/2
Shutter Speed1/40
ISO400
Number of Exposures31

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Total Pixels407,122,640
Horizontal Pixels29,804
Vertical Pixels13,660
Aspect Ratio2.18 : 1
File Size2,326 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)8.28 feet
Height @ 300ppi3.79 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)16.56 feet
Height @ 150ppi7.59 feet

Date & TimeSeptember 11, 2016:  7:33pm
LocationLower Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40.715388, -74.033030
Focal Length135mm
Aperturef/2
Shutter Speed1/40
ISO400
Number of Exposures31

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