Wellington City, New Zealand, as seen from the top of Hawkins Hill, looking towards the
National War Memorial Carillon and Oriental Bay.
Note that the above image has been saved at a low quality and displayed at a
relatively small size. Therefore, a 40 inch wide print looks a great deal
better and shows a lot more detail.
To give you an appreciation of how much detail you can see in a big
enlargement, below is a 100% crop of just a small
area of the above image (as discussed below). This image was taken hand-held with the 24.6 megapixel Sony A900 camera using the Carl Zeiss
F2.8 24-70mm lens, with a focal length of 70mm, and exposed at 1/320 second at f/11.
National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington. With a height exceeding 50
metres, the carillon has been a feature of the Wellington skyline since it
was opened on Anzac Day, 1932.
The above 100% crop has a size of 870 pixels x 395 pixels and has been saved
at a low quality. Therefore,
this crop represents only 14.4% of the width of
the full sized image of 6048 pixels. If the above cropped image is printed at 150 ppi, then the print width of the crop would be 5.8 inches (870 pixels divided by ppi
To obtain a full-sized 6048 pixels x 4032 pixels image with the
above field of view, the photographer would need to use a 487mm telephoto
lens. The ability to obtain a good quality print of this size, when the
cropped image is such a small part of the original, is one of the advantages
of filming with a 24 megapixel camera.
to see further
pictures that demonstrate the amazing amount of detail in images taken by
the Sony A900 camera.
more images of Wellington City.
to go back to
"Other" Page 1.
To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site,
they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because each image has
been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels, from the
original width of at least 4900 pixels (or 6000 pixels from my full frame
cameras). In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.