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.

Image Rarity

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.

Reserved-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.

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 Then the reserved-limited edition plus artist proof edition offers are both rescinded.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.

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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