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121 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the Bertha Falls waterfall in Waterton Lakes National Park; fine art nature photograph created by Steven Webster in Alberta, Canada

Velvet Waters: Waterton #35

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One of the best known falls in Waterton Lakes National Park is Bertha Falls, just a short hike up into the mountains from the main town site. It was raining on and off this day, leaving the mountain rock of the falls wet with a beautiful glossy shine. Whenever possible I always try to shoot my photographs in the rain, or soon after a rain. The wetness of fresh rain gives a rebirth, life giving beauty to any scene; the rain clouds also diffuse sunlight and give even soft lighting.

This photo was made from over many individual images, taken at very slow exposure speeds to achieve the moving water effect. This can prove very difficult in this type of photography as several minutes can pass between the first shot taken and the last one; minutes where, due to movement in the clouds, the lighting can change drastically. In this sense this type of photography can be seen as a record of time as well as a physical location. Another title for this photo could be: "10 minutes in the life of Bertha Falls".

This image is part of a series of photographs I entitled “Velvet Waters”. Centered around rushing waters, this series of artworks is characterized by exceptionally deep black tonal qualities; the resulting B&W prints have an almost velvet like feel and texture as the deep blacks and pure white tones combine to give the viewer an experience they can almost reach out and touch. The image is made from over 20 detailed photos, which helps give the excellent, high resolution reproduction this waterfall deserves.
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This 121-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition fine art photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 58 full-HD TVs.


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EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeJune 23, 2012:  12:00pm
LocationBertha Falls, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates49.030555, -113.934999
CameraOlympus E-PL1
Megapixels per Exposure12.3
LensOlympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 ED
Focal Length60mm
Aperturef/22
Shutter Speed5 sec
ISO100
Number of Exposures22

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels121,198,752
Horizontal Pixels9,404
Vertical Pixels12,888
Aspect Ratio1 : 0.73
File Size693 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)2.61 feet
Height @ 300ppi3.58 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)5.22 feet
Height @ 150ppi7.16 feet
Olympus E-PL1
Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 ED
Olympus E-PL1
Olympus 14-150mm f/4-5.6 ED
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