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The Great Rift: Four Frame Mosaic !!!!

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#26 Nightfly

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:01 PM

A tribute to film astrophotography

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:07 PM

You've made and shown something I aspire to, Jim. Beautiful!

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:36 AM

Now that's a picture! Great job!

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:33 AM

Very nice! Is it printed on canvas?

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:08 PM

Thanks guys. The print is on semi-gloss Epson Professional paper and I built the wooden frame with a foam core surface special for this print. It is now secured in place at its intended destination. More on that later.....

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:14 PM

Jim, how did you affix the print to the foam core board? I'm just getting back into mounting prints and I am going to use double sided archive tape to mount 8x10 prints in 11x14 mats, but I don't know yet what to do for my 24" Great Rift print.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

Hi Greg, I use Elmer's Craft Bond. I recommend using the permanent bond method with this product. I used the temporary bond method and it lifted over time. The permanent bond method requires a quick adhesion. I was sweating a lot while my wife and I applied the glue and rolled and smoothed the print onto the mat.

http://www.elmers.co...uct/detail/E422

You may try other products, this one is just easily accessible and affordable for me.

Cheers,

Jim

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

Thank you Jim, that is what I needed to know! At first I thought you said that you were "swearing a lot", and the first thing that came to mind is that "I am a master of making things work using that technique" :-)

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

Well you certainly made a good job of it... You should be very proud of that amazing photograph... :bow: :goodjob:

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

The mosaic has received many visitors including a special visit yesterday. From what I hear, Alex liked the photo.

Artist and photographer Pamelia Markwood poses with UC Berkeley astronomer Alex Filippenko under my Milky Way mosaic at The Naturalist's Notebook in Seal Harbor, Maine.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

Wow, congratulations Jim! That photo will make for a great piece of memorabilia!

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:55 PM

Looks to me that it is "Smaller than life size". :p
But still great work.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:50 AM

Looks to me that it is "Smaller than life size". :p
But still great work.



Probably could not find the billion mile or so area to fit the full sized photo into... ;)

Great work Jim, it looks amazing... :bow:






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