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105 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of the base of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington DC; photograph created by Tim Lo Monaco in Washington Monument, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
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Washington Monument Winter Sunrise

105 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Washington Monument, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
January 17, 2015

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The Washington Monument is among the most well-known landmarks of Washington, D.C. The obelisk dedicated to the first president of the United States stands over 500 feet tall. Construction began in 1848 and didn’t finished for nearly 40 years due to lack of funding and the American Civil War. Made of marble, granite and bluestone gneiss; one can see the different shades in color of the stone between the bottom and top sections of the monument as the quarry stone couldn’t be matched after a two-decade long gap in construction. Fifty flags surround the base of the structure, symbolizing the fifty states of the Union.

Photos generally fail to do justice to the immense structure. One really must see it up close to admire the massive granite stones perfectly pieced together and to experience the vertigo-inducing feeling of staring upwards from its base. For being a place commonly filled with tourists and loud with the sound of people well into the night, the National Mall also provides the backdrop for very peaceful times of reflection in the early morning.

Each of the iconic landmarks of Washington, D.C. provides unique views of the others. The Washington Monument with its central position on the National Mall is a great vantage point to see it all. To the east sits the U.S. Capitol Building, to the south the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and due east the World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool, and Lincoln Memorial.

Even for a photographer who loves sunrise photos, it can still be difficult to muster the courage to get out of a warm bed to start a frigid day outside in the dark. I have never regretted doing so, even if the conditions hadn’t turned out the way I might have imagined. As the sun began to creep above the horizon and my numb fingers began clicking the shutter, I welcomed this morning in good spirits. Being at a special place at a special time of day…these are moments a photographer lives for.


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FILE SPECS

Total Pixels105,170,490
Horizontal Pixels16,215
Vertical Pixels6,486
Aspect Ratio2.5 : 1
File Size601 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)4.5 feet
Height @ 300ppi1.8 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)9.01 feet
Height @ 150ppi3.6 feet

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeJanuary 17, 2015:  7:03am - 7:09am
LocationWashington Monument, National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.889474, -77.035250
Focal Length24mm
Aperturef/15
Shutter Speed2.5 sec - 8 sec
ISO200
Number of Exposures15
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Certificate of authenticity  
with artist signature

Mounting brace floats the display
off the wall by 1 inch
Metal back
Paper print
Acrylic glass
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