Jeff Gaydash

The Seven Factors of Awakening - Redux

I was contacted by a design firm in Rome, Italy who wished to license my image 'Seven Factors of Awakening' for an interior redesign of the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Luxury Hotel in London. The problem was they wanted it printed twice, at approx. 7X10 feet to fill an entire wall and my original file would not hold up to my standards at this size. Luckily this location was close to home and fairly easy for me to reshoot at higher resolution. I used a D800E and some creative stitching techniques with my 85mm PC-E Nikkor to achieve a final file size for printing that is 18780 X 12402 pixels. That is a whopping 233 megapixel file!I ultimately prefer this version over the original but the client wanted me to closer match the softness in the original image, so the version I sent them was captured with a much longer exposure which significantly softened the cascading water.

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