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191 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Valensole, France; landscape photograph created by David Meaux in Valensole Plateau, Valensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
191 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Valensole, France; landscape photograph created by David Meaux in Valensole Plateau, Valensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
191 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Valensole, France; landscape photograph created by David Meaux in Valensole Plateau, Valensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
191 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Valensole, France; landscape photograph created by David Meaux in Valensole Plateau, Valensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
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Valensole Plateau I

191 MEGAPIXELS
191 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Valensole, France; landscape photograph created by David Meaux in Valensole Plateau, Valensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
This photo is 810% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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Valensole Plateau I

191 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
810% higher resolution
than a typical photo.
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Valensole Plateau I

191 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Valensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Sunset on the Valensole Plateau during summer is an amazing experience, especially when a small front is moving through the area. As the last bit of light grazes across the flower blossoms, it creates shadows emphasizing the undulating terrain and the rows of lavender reaching to the horizon. At the same time, the low-angle light skimming across our atmosphere illuminates the clouds in the colors of the fields below.

One of the things I love about southern France, especially Provence, is these stone farm sheds that are common in the fields. While they’re man-made structures, the materials from which they’re made come from the ground on which they sit. This aspect allows them to aesthetically blend in with their surroundings and create visual harmony between man and nature. Having a background in both photography and geography, I am constantly searching for scenes that illustrate the interaction of humans with the environment.

This time-blended VAST image was created by combining tilt and shift optical movements on a medium format technical camera with panorama stitching. The result is an image that is not only colorful but sharp from the rocks and flower blossoms in the foreground to the building in the distance. I intentionally changed the plane of focus to blur out the elements behind the building. This helps the structure standout from the background and further puts emphasis on the rest of the foreground elements.

Date & TimeJune 25, 2018:  7:00pm - 7:30pm
LocationValensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Coordinates43.885956, 6.053099
Focal Length70mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/25-1/10sec
ISO50
Num of Exposures9

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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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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.
  • Framed display: The print is mounted inside one of our handcrafted 100% wood frames with a decorative separation between the print and the frame so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo.

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191 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of Valensole, France; landscape photograph created by David Meaux in Valensole Plateau, Valensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
Paper print
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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Digital file

Due to their record-setting resolutions, VAST photos are the most versatile images ever created, with the quality necessary to look great at any size and in any project. Purchasing one of our standard royalty-free licenses provides you with the digital file at your choice of resolution and a permit to use it for most types of projects. Click here to learn more.

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Worldwide, perpetual usage*
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Total Pixels190,983,968 px
Width19,544 px
Height9,772 px
Aspect Ratio2 : 1
Date & TimeJune 25, 2018:  7:00pm - 7:30pm
LocationValensole, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Coordinates43.885956, 6.053099
Focal Length70mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/25-1/10sec
ISO50
Num of Exposures9

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small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 7x3 in
  • Marketing prints < 13x7 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 15x7 in
  • Marketing prints < 30x15 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
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50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 33x17 in
  • Marketing prints < 67x33 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 14 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 27 ft
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191 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 65x33 in
  • Marketing prints < 130x65 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 7 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 14 ft
Fine art
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Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
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(~20x8 ft)
Massive
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(~40x16 ft)
Use on
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Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 7x3 in < 13x7 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 15x7 in < 30x15 in full-screen use high-resolution
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50 megapixels
< 33x17 in < 67x33 in if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
if viewers will be
> 27 ft away
full file
191 megapixels
< 65x33 in < 130x65 in if viewers will be
> 7 ft away
if viewers will be
> 14 ft away
Photo id: 10830