Disable this screen
on all pages
This VAST photo is
than a typical photo.

Tribute in Light I

A close-up of "Tribute in Light I" by Dan Piech: an ultra-high-resolution VAST photo.
  • Print only
  • Acrylic glass display
  • Digital file
  • Print only
  • Acrylic glass display
  • Full resolution
with frame:
  • 36x17 in
  • 48x23 in
  • 60x29 in
  • 78x38 in
  • Custom size
  • Change products to see other sizes
Add to cart

14-day return policy
Add to wishlist
Turn page intro back on
597 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

Tribute in Light I

Lower Manhattan, New York City
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
Shutter Speed1/40
Number of Exposures31

VAST photos are the highest resolution photos ever made.
Learn more   

Black & white version
This is not an ordinary photograph.

Its resolution is 2,742% greater than a typical photo. Click on the boxes below to zoom in.

Go to top  
Print only

Our photographic prints are created using a specialty, large-format fine art printer designed to produce archival, museum-grade prints. They are true "chromogenic" prints: light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom using state-of-the-art lasers to produce the sharpest possible image. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

Our photographic prints are available in one of two finishes: glossy and lustre. Glossy prints have a rich, silky saturation and are great for environments where the lighting and reflections have been carefully thought through. Lustre prints have a bright, sparkle-like finish that diffuses reflections and are therefore more versatile for environments where the lighting and reflections are less under your control.

Your print comes with two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one that you will affix to the finished piece and one that remains standalone. Additionally, your print's provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital technology. Learn more.

Go to top  
Acrylic glass display

Our acrylic glass displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain one of our photographic prints sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden mounting brace on the rear causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style. Click on the icons below to learn more or click here to explore further.

Certificate of authenticity  
with artist signature
affixed to the back

Mounting brace floats the display
off the wall by 1 inch
Metal back
Paper print
Acrylic glass
Go to top  
Digital file

Purchase a rights-managed license to use this photo file. A license provides you with the full resolution digital image file and a permit to use it for a specific project. Use the form below to begin the licensing process or click here to learn more.

Total Pixels597,449,920
Horizontal Pixels35,227
Vertical Pixels16,960
Aspect Ratio2.08 : 1
File Size3,414 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)9.79 feet
Height @ 300ppi4.71 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)19.57 feet
Height @ 150ppi9.42 feet

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

Contact one of our VAST experts to license this VAST photo:

Error: Please check your entries.
Photo id: 10129