In the Shadow of the Earth

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About the Photograph
Limited Editions
About the Photograph

An artistic composition of the sequence of the Total Lunar Eclipse that occurred on 26 May 2021.  The partial eclipse phases show the dark shadow of the Earth falling across part of the lunar surface, while the rest of the surface maintains its typically bright appearance. As the eclipse reaches totality, the shadow covers the entire visible surface of the Moon and we see a beautiful, eerie red/orange colour across the Moon’s surface.  The colour is due to the scattering effect of sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere – blue wavelengths of that light are scattered (that’s how we get a blue sky during daytime) while red wavelengths are “bent” (refracted) by the atmosphere and turn the Earth’s shadow a dark red colour which the Moon travels through during the eclipse.

Image Details

  • Partial phases: single exposure, 550mm, f/5.5, 1/80s, ISO 100
  • Nearing totality: single exposure, 550mm, f/5.5, 1/6s, ISO 400
  • Greatest Eclipse: 7-bracket manual exposure blend, 550mm, f/5.5, 1/6 – 10s , ISO 400

All photographs taken with a Canon 6D Mk II at prime focus with a SkyWatcher Esprit 100mm ED Triplet APO refractor telescope.

Limited Editions

  • Limited Edition of 10.
  • Archival Media: Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag (lustre / semi-gloss finish) 310 gsm cotton rag paper using Canon Lucia Pro pigment-based inks.
  • Prints are hand-signed and numbered.
  • Includes a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Information sheet with the story of the image and capture details.

Photographic prints of this image will only be available in this limited edition. I do reserve the right to use the image for other purposes for example: calendars, books, greeting cards, postcards and other items of a similar nature.


Print Only

  • Small: 15″ x 7.5″ (381mm x 191mm)
  • Medium: 20″ x 10″ (508mm x 25.4mm)
  • Large: 30″ x 15″ (762mm x 381mm)

This describes the dimensions of the printed image. Prints include an additional white space border to allow for signing and easy handling during the framing process.

Framed Artwork

  • Small: 22″ x 15″ (558mm x 380mm)
  • Medium: 28″ x 18.5″ (723mm x 475mm)

These are the approximate outer dimensions of the framed artwork and serve as a useful guide for checking it will fit into your desired space.

Please contact me if you would like to request a different size or finish for your print.


A ready-to-hang solution for you to enjoy your photograph straight away. Framed photographs are presented in a classic 30mm wide timber frame made in New Zealand. White or Black frames are available. The photograph is mounted using archival quality materials including a neutrally-coloured bevelled mat made from Bainbridge Alphamat Artcare 4-ply matboard in Spanish White (8463) and 5mm acid-free foamboard. Standard clear glass is used to frame the work – alternative glazing options are available on request including Conservation Clear glass rated to 99% UV protection and Museum Glass which offers both a high level of UV protection and anti-reflective properties.


  • As I personally print each photograph on receipt of your order and frames are made to order by a NZ supplier, please allow up to 3 weeks for dispatch.  If you require your order to be completed urgently, please contact me directly to discuss options.
  • Prints will be either be shipped flat in an archival sleeve between layers of sturdy, protective board or carefully rolled between layers of tissue and shipped in a sturdy, heavy-duty mailing tube.
  • Framed artworks can only be shipped in New Zealand and will be packaged with multiple layers of bubble-wrap and heavy-duty corrugated card to ensure safe arrival.
  • All packages are shipped with a tracked courier service.
  • Free shipping within New Zealand applies to all orders.
Framing Options

Print Only, Framed Print (Black frame), Framed Print (White Frame)

Choose a size

Small – 15" x 7.5", Medium – 20" x 10", Large – 30" x 15"


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