Chasing Purple Rain II

Location Origin Story

As the sun continued to set over the horizon, the sun rays narrowed and began to lift upwards, off the desert floor. A sliver of sunlight lays on the desert floor below the glowing rain, ambiently illuminated by the alpenglow effect. Such beautiful timing to be in the exact position, flying high enough and at a distance far enough away and exactly the right angle in time and space to witness such an occurrence.

The horizontal alpenglow sunrays are not touching the clouds and are centered on the falling rain and surrounding moisture, creating truly Purple Rain… this image is part of a series of 4 images that detail this remarkable phenomenon.

For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly

About This Photograph

This remarkable scene was photographed in the late evening during the month of November while Zedekiah was flying and exploring the Mojave Desert while chasing storms from Death Valley across mountains and deserts.

Image Rarity

The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.

It was necessary to skirt multiple storm fronts as he chased the clouds across the desert for hundreds of miles to find this scene.

Zedekiah used the alpenglow light on the falling rain as a centerpiece for dramatic effect.

Timing and being in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.

Lastly, it is impossible to simply walk up a trail and take the same photograph again. This image was very difficult to create, and is truly one-of-a-kind, therefore making it extremely rare.

Limited Edition

This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one thousand (1,000) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are one hundred (100) artist proofs available.

Suggested Media Substrate

This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.

Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.

Collection Pricing

  • Limited Edition Prints – Two Dollars & Fifty Cents ($2.50) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $1,260
    24” x 36” = $2,160
    32” x 48” = $3,840
    36” x 54” = $4,860
    48” x 72” = $8,640
  • Limited Edition Volumetric Prints – Three Dollars ($3) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $1,512
    24” x 36” = $2,592
    32” x 48” = $4,608
    36” x 54” = $5,832
    48” x 72” = $10,368
  • Limited Edition Artist Proofs – Five Dollars ($5) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $2,520
    24” x 36” = $4,320
    32” x 48” = $7,680
    36” x 54” = $9,720
    48” x 72” = $17,280



Contact Zedekiah Gallery to speak with an art consultant about purchasing a limited edition print of this image.
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