Imperial Polk County Courthouse

Bartow, Florida

This example of neoclassical architecture at 100 East Main Street, finished in 1909, was the third courthouse built since the county was established in 1861, just after the state seceded from the union. Its predecessors were also on this site. Eventually they outgrew it, so it was replaced in 1987. It is now home of the Polk County History Center, which includes the Historical Museum and the Historical & Genealogical Library.

This image was captured the night before setup for the 48th Annual Bloomin' Arts Festival. It is 31,764 pixels high by 88,397 pixels. It spans around 50° of view vertically and covers 160° horizontally. Over 450 photographs are incorporated into this image. 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 135mm mounted on Gigapan unit. Two Gigapans were used. Main image took 276 photographs in 12 rows of 23 columns. That capture took 47 minutes. Camera was on f/25 for 6 seconds at ISO 400, and the exposure of some areas was increased in post-processing. A second image was then taken just to capture the lamp lights properly exposed. That image took only the first (lowest) 176 photographs of the same array. That capture took five minutes because the camera was set for 1/60 second (all other parameters being the same).

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 15" x 36" 13 ft x 36 ftO (43" x 121")
  Canvas 221/2" x 641/2" 19 ft x 55 ftO (37" x 104")

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)  
#3 Matted Courthouse 3 matted 10"x16" print, off-white inside black mats (outside 16"x20") $89
#1 Large canvas Courthouse gallery-wrapped 221/2"x641/2"x11/2" with 30° bevel (outside 24"x66") $922
#2 acrylic courthouse 15"x36" print, non-glare acrylic $475


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.