Grand Tetons Solar Eclipse
Location Origin Story
Flying on the northwestern side of the Grand Tetons during the Great American Eclipse, this image of the mountainous silhouette occurred at the exact moment the Grand Tetons were in the very center of the umbra or moons shadow. This was the full zenith, directly centered under the moon’s shadow creating what is called a maximum eclipse totality. Lasting only a short time, this was translucent darkness that you could clearly see through.
The atmospheric conditions created by the smoke from numerous forest fires across the west glows on the outer edges of the penumbra in the distance. It is a dark and moody scene created by an astronomical event, captured from a bush plane flying through the event as it passes over the earth at 1,800 miles per hour.
For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly
About This Photograph
This dark mountainous scene was photographed in the mid-afternoon in the short space during the zenith of a solar eclipse in the month of October while Zedekiah was flying and waiting for the event.
The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera.
Zedekiah used the strange eclipse umbra light to effect, and timing and being in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.
It was taken in the middle of unusual atmospheric conditions during a very rare solar eclipse across North America.
There is a Cinematic Provenance Film that accompanies this release showing how the scene was filmed.
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.
Due to the rarity of the image, it is being offered either as part of a numbered and signed, reserved-limited edition of ten (10) prints.
There are two (2) artist proofs available; one (1) as a volumetric print and one (1) as a satin metal print.
Sole Collector Print
This image is available as one (1) sole collectors print… or as a One-of-One print. Meaning this would be the only copy ever sold. This offer is available until the first of the reserved-limited edition has sold. Then the reserved-limited edition plus artist proof edition offers are both rescinded.
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.
Pricing is based on the rarity and scarcity of print and not size nor substrate. Collectors may choose any size or substrate desired.
Reserved-limited edition prints start at $25,000 each, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.
Artist proofs are $35,000 each
Sole Collector ~ one-of-one print is $100,000.