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245 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the United States Capitol building at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in Washington, D.C.
245 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the United States Capitol building at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in Washington, D.C.
245 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the United States Capitol building at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in Washington, D.C.
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U.S. Capitol Building at Sunset

245 MEGAPIXELS
245 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the United States Capitol building at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in Washington, D.C.
This photo is 1,066% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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U.S. Capitol Building at Sunset

245 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
1,066% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
Scroll to learn more.

U.S. Capitol Building at Sunset

245 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.

The United States Capitol Building, home of the United States Congress and legislative branch of the federal government. With its distinctive neoclassical style architecture, it was originally completed in 1800. It has been expanded over time with the Capitol Dome, and completed in 1863 after being adorned by the Statue of Freedom that sits atop the dome. Arguably the most recognizable building in the United States, the Capitol Building attracts millions of visitors per year.

I've truly taken for granted growing up in Arlington, Virginia, a mere bridge crossing away from Washington, D.C. As my passion for travel has grown over the years, so has my appreciation for what I have at home, especially since moving into D.C. proper in 2015. Being local, I have the luxury to be picky about when and what I shoot in this tourist-friendly city.

After spending a day sightseeing with the kids downtown, I made a strategic stop by the U.S. Capitol Building to both enjoy the inspiring and architecturally impressive building with my children and to get a feel for the U.S. Capitol Police on duty. I could sense it would be a good sunset that cold winter day. Being Super Bowl Sunday, I thought it wouldn't be too crowded so I returned that evening with fingers crossed that the U.S. Capitol Police would allow me to use my tripod. I was fortunate that day with both the officers on duty and the sky, and I was able to capture a tighter shot of the building with a vibrant sunset.

Standing in front of the Capitol of the United States of America brings a mix of emotions, among those national pride as well as awe of the structure itself. I wanted to mix two elements to make this dynamic image. While winter can oftentimes bring overcast and gloomy days, it also can bring some of the most beautiful skies with bold red, pink, and orange colors. The opportunity to photograph the vibrant winter sunset along with the splendor of one of the most iconic buildings in the United States was the icing on the cake of a great day in Washington, D.C.

Date & TimeFebruary 3, 2019:  5:41pm - 5:47pm
LocationUnited States Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.889900, -77.009100
Focal Length90mm
Aperturef/14
Shutter1/6 sec, 1/50 sec
ISO100
Num of Exposures14

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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

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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VAST Print™

A VAST Print™ represents the pinnacle of the photographic medium. Each print is a true photograph created specifically for you using light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom with the industry's highest precision exposure technique. Your print is then sealed with a shine-enhancing protective glossy coating*, adhered to a sturdy aluminum composite backing, and finished in one of two ready-to-hang formats:

  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
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245 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of the United States Capitol building at sunset; fine art photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in Washington, D.C.
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Shine-enhancing
protective coating
Laser-exposed at a truly unprecedented 610ppi resolution
Created using fine art paper with a specialty emulsion enabling unsurpassed micro-contrast, ultra-bright whites, and deep blacks
Printed with a chromogenic process that produces "continuous tones" of silky smooth color (other printers use noticeable dots of ink)
Sealed between an extra-thick, shine-enhancing protective coating and a sturdy aluminum composite backing for a sleek look
Award-winning product quality recognized industry-wide
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by certified master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Hand-signed by the artist and accompanied by our digitally-enhanced, holographic certificate of authenticity
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Total Pixels244,871,205 px
Width19,165 px
Height12,777 px
Aspect Ratio1.5 : 1
Date & TimeFebruary 3, 2019:  5:41pm - 5:47pm
LocationUnited States Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.889900, -77.009100
Focal Length90mm
Aperturef/14
Shutter1/6 sec, 1/50 sec
ISO100
Num of Exposures14

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Photo id: 10507