Saucerful of Secrets
Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.
The photo: It is incredible how peaceful the nights really are outside of the city. This peace and absolute quietness prompt one to ponder our place in the universe, the meaning behind our existence, and the way of existence that we chose. We’ve learned so much, but yet there is still so much to learn, and just within our very own galaxy, still hidden are so many secrets. This photo captures the incredible density and colour of the heart of our galaxy. Taken in early June, it is the only time of year when one can get a glimpse of this beauty from this far into the northern hemisphere. The light texture of Hahnemühle’s Photo Rag Metallic paper creates a sense of dimension and makes the stars “dance” and “blink” when looking at the print from different angles. The silver gloss finish of this media reproduces the colours of the celestial bodies in a truly unique manner, creating the same sense of wonder and mystery which made up the atmosphere during this capture, and matches that of the early Pink Floyd tune which served as an inspiration for the name of this piece.
Behind the scenes: As the night of the new moon in June was approaching, the skies around Calgary were not cooperating with the idea of doing astrophotography. It had been raining for a few days prior, and there was no sign of the cloud cover to start moving away. It was only with Robin’s encouragement that we decided to still make our way out to the Rockies to only hope that the mountains, with their own microclimate, would give us a window to the clear night sky. After searching for the right place for literally hours, about to be ready to give up, around 1 a.m. the tables had turned! We entered the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Kananaskis, AB and realized that, yes, at last, tonight we do not get any sleep.