"Lunar Approach" by Andrew McCarthy
Printed on Metal or Archival Rag paper
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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 was only within the frame of my camera for 1/25th of a second.
This image is one of the clearest transit pictures I've captured so far, with the ISS captured at a whopping 2800mm for extreme detail. The final image was created as a mosaic, by stitching together the rest of the moon to the frame that included the ISS, making a crystal clear portrait of that moment.
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.