Cedar Key By Sea

Atsena Otie Key, Florida

This image was captured in the days following an Old Florida Celebration of the Artsschedule in Cedar Key.  We launched our canoe at the Cedar Key Boat Ramp and paddled 1/2 of a nautical mile to the closest (northern) beach of Atsena Otie Key, where we set up the Gigapan to capture this image. We used Nancy's longest lens with an additional 1.4x extender. Then we paddled another 2.8 nautical miles to the south beach on Seahorse Key to get Cedar Keys Lighthouse. We then shot Royal Terns on our eventful canoe trip back to Cedar Key that is described on the Royal Terns webpage.

Ceday Key has a population of over 700 residents. The first residents may have arrived 12,000 years ago. It was first mapped in 1542 by Spanish cartographers. "Modern" history began around the early 1800s when it was used as a trading post with the Seminoles. It may have been a refuge for escaped slaves starting around 1820. It was named for the eastern red cedar, Juniperus virginiana, which were abundant in the area until harvested to make pencils throughout the nineteenth century. It also played a role with its military presence in the Seminole wars and the Civil War. (From the Cedar Key Historical Society and Museum, who borrowed heavily from Wikipedia.)

This image is roughly 26,200 pixels high by 170,000 pixels across, covering a horizontal field of view of about 230°. For a better close-up view of the full-size image, go to its page.

Photographic details: Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 400mm with Canon EF 1.4x II extender and mounted on our Gigapan unit. Image took 369 photographs in 9 rows of 41 photographs. That capture took over nine minutes. Camera was on f/11 for 1/200 sec at ISO 100.

To order a print of this image, hit the button to the left. Before you do, you may want to check the maximum size estimates or what's currently in stock below. Each item in stock has its own order button.

Print details: maximum size Medium Printed Estimated (In-house)
  Fine Art Paper N/A 9 ft x 59 ftO (431/2" x 23 ft)
  Canvas 37" x 68" 17 ft x 109 ftO (371/2" x 20 ft)


To adapt the extreme aspect ratio of this image to our other products, we've had to make some adjustments.

SD card, Notecards,
and 8x10" matted prints:
We used about 39% of the scene, horizontally. Cedar Key By Sea notecard
triptych: The full-size canvas version has same overall dimensions as regular version. There is a 1½" gap between parts. Horizontal mouldings have 30° bevels, outside vertical mouldings have 45° bevel, and interior vertical edges have no bevel. Cedar Key By Sea triptych

Currently In Stock

Although we can print to your specifications any size up to the above limits to the nearest 1/16" with any mat and moulding combinations, the below prints are available immediately:

Print Number   Description Price (includes sales tax & shipping)  
#1 Large canvas Cedar Key gallery-wrapped 17"x96"x11/2" with 45° bevel (outside 19"x98")
optimal (illusion) viewing distancedefined 74"
#2 Canvas Cedar Key triptych gallery-wrapped (outside 18½"x98"): optimal (illusion) viewing distancedefined 74"
Part 1 - 17"x30½"x11/2" (outside 18½"x31½")
Part 2 - 17"x295/16"x11/2" (outside 18½"x295/16")
Part 3 - 17"x333/16"x11/2" (outside 18½"x34¼")


Although the resolution and sharpness of the image should allow for this, we would need to send an image this size somewhere else to get it printed. Our printer can print up to 44" across, meaning that practically, we can print an image on paper up to 431/2". On canvas, we could only go to 371/2", to make room for wrapping the edges. Thus our in-house size limit for this image is shown above in parentheses.