"An EVA Transit" by Andrew McCarthy
Printed on Metal or Archival Rag paper
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To handle requests from out of country with expensive or unavailable shipping options- I am now for a limited time offering a digital download option. Just select the "digital" style, and choose either size (will not affect download size). The image is 7168x7168px
By positioning myself at just the right point on Earth and just the right time, I can capture the silhoutte of the International Space Station against the bright sunlit moon. These fleeting events last only moments, and in this case the ISS crossed the whole lunar disc in under a half second.
This image captures a unique moment when the astronauts were modifying a set of solar panels, which is why instead of the Tranditional ||+|| pattern, we're seeing more of a ||+~. It's almost as if the station winked at us! The station is also right on the rim of Copernicus, one of the few craters visible from Earth with the naked eye.
To bring out the hidden color of the moon, a series of saturation adjustments were applied to reveal the mineral composition of the regolith. Reddish areas are iron rich- you're seeing the effects of particles from Earth's atmosphere producing iron oxide from the iron-rich basalt. The bluer areas are rich in titanium. Combined these colors make our familiar moon seem almost alien in nature, which of course it is.
For paper prints, the size indicated is the "leaf size", which will include a 1" white border for handling and framing. The frame is a molded wood with acrylic cover, including a simple white matting.
Metal prints are fabricated using a proprietary printing process that boasts a non-reflective surface that allows for the deepest display of color and contrast available for print. The image is printed right to the edge of the material.
Shipping and Fulfillment
All prints are made to order from our print lab in Los Angeles.
Please allow approximately 5-15 business days for item to be manufactured and shipped out. As soon as your print gets shipped out, you will receive a notification and tracking number. Due to pandemic-related carrier delays, please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.