"When I look up at all these buildings and I think about the people who
live in them, I only have one question, 'where do they all barbeque?'"
~Overheard in New York [link]
from the same new york series as So Good They Named It Twice
. this image was taken standing on the balcony of friends i stayed with on my final evening there, on the west side of manhatten, towards the the top of broadway. took the photo from their balcony early in the morning, around 30 stories up...
this shot is an experiment in high-resolution landscape/cityscape photography. the actual resolution of this piece is an enormous 11993x5523 pixels
(66.24 megapixels), and 40 individual photographs were used to create it, each of which was 6.3 megapixels. when saved as an LZW-compressed TIFF the filesize is 100MB, and to view it on my computer takes around 750MB of memory. i shot each photo with a reasonable bit of overlap to help with the final stitching and exposure blending, and the interesting sweep of perspective, most visible on the right hand side, comes about because the angle of view is roughly 160 degrees.
very satisfied with the outcome; stitching together so many photos with no visible joins (and matching exposures) is not entirely trivial, and i'm pretty happy with the composition. to give you an idea, 66MP means that you could print this photo one metre
wide at 300dpi with no
enlarging. alternatively, you would need sixty
1280x1024 monitors to show the image at 1:1 resolution -- at which point you can count the individual bricks
on the closest buildings!
as far as i can tell, this is the highest-resolution photo featured on DA so far. does anyone know of anything larger? highest resolution i've seen apart from this include an impressive 64.8MP
image, a 45.5MP
image, and a 32MP
full resolution file now available! [link]