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632 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo of a redwood forest; fine art nature photo created by Justin Katz in Montgomery Woods State Reserve, California

Walking Among Giants

632 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Montgomery Woods State Reserve, California
May 17, 2017

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The Montgomery Redwood Grove is one of only a handful of old-growth redwood groves that were protected from the heavy logging that took place in Northern California in the early 20th century. After the 1906 earthquake, the fires that consumed all of San Francisco meant that the city had to be rebuilt, and that meant lumber. Where there used to be endless groves of gigantic coastal redwoods throughout the Pacific Northwest, now there are only a handful left, preserved by forward-thinking land owners.

How to you capture scale? How do you convey in a photograph the true sense of how enormous the ancient coastal redwood trees of Northern California are? The truth is that it is only in displaying this VAST Print at such large sizes, as only VAST photos are capable of, that this sense of scale and enormity of these ancient trees can be appreciated.

My goal with this VAST photo was to recreate a sense of what it is like to actually walk amongst these magnificent, giant redwood trees. When displayed as a VAST Print on a wall, the viewer can feel like they are there, standing among the giant redwoods. The goal to create this sensation is is what drove me to capture this scene.

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EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeMay 17, 2017:  4:20pm
LocationMontgomery Woods State Reserve, California
Coordinates39.231322, -123.393040
CameraNikon D810
Megapixels per Exposure36.3
LensNikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
Focal Length60mm
Aperturef/13
Shutter Speed0.6 seconds
ISO400
Number of Exposures44

FILE SPECS

Total Pixels631,944,764
Horizontal Pixels37,147
Vertical Pixels17,012
Aspect Ratio1 : 2.18
File Size3,610 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)10.32 feet
Height @ 300ppi4.73 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)20.64 feet
Height @ 150ppi9.45 feet
Nikon D810
Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon D810
Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED
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