This was the result of 15 distinct shots that were combined in Photoshop CS3. The photographs were taken in portrait mode to minimize distortion between the edges of the frames. All of the images were captured in RAW format and batch processed in Apple Aperture 3 to achieve a consistent effect across all of the frames.
The combined file is over 14,000 pixels wide by 3,000 pixels tall which makes this a 42 megapixel image. The one below, however, is limited to 2,000 pixels for both download reasons and to prevent commercial use 🙂
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