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Image No. WE 6

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 of 150).

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.

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To obtain the best appreciation of the quality of the images on this site, they should be displayed at a relatively small size, because most images have been reduced in size to a maximum width of only 870 pixels. In addition, the images have been saved at a low quality setting.