Philip Rosenberg, Keck Observatories and Milky Way, Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
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The TOP print sale for May is this gorgeous and dramatic portrait of your stellar neighborhood, the galaxy where you live. It was taken by Phil Rosenberg and it's called "Keck Observatories and Milky Way, Mauna Kea, Hawaii."
Hawaii resident Phil Rosenberg (a transplant from Illinois) wears two hats. He's a professional photographer specializing in tourism/travel industry coverage and stock photography of the Big Island of Hawaii. This picture, taken with a Nikon D3 and 24mm ƒ/1.4 lens, is from his ongoing documentation of the state-of-the-art observatories atop Mauna Kea.
He's also a coffee grower who maintains 1800 coffee trees on three and a quarter acres on the Big Island. His coffee is the world-famous Kona, which he sells direct to local Hawaiian restaurants and hotels (and occasionally, as a special favor, to TOP readers).
Phil worked with Ctein to create the print. This is a 12x18" image on 17x22" Canson Infinity Baryta Photographique fiber-base paper, printed with Epson Ultrachrome K-3 inks on an Epson 3880 printer.
We're offering this print unsigned for $125, and signed by Phil on the front and by Ctein on the back for $170. The prints are identical; you just get to decide if you'd like your print to journey to Hawaii to be signed by the photographer before making its way to you.
Shipping is a flat $25 worldwide. California residents must add sales tax.
We'll take orders for five days, until next Monday evening. [Note: This was later extended to 2 p.m. on Tuesday because of extraordinary circumstances. —Ed.]
The May 2014 Print Sale is also Phase II of TOP's ongoing capital campaign to raise money for a move. Phil is generously giving me 50% more than my usual 20% cut of TOP sales. In fact, he graciously offered to donate all of his proceeds toward getting me a new house(!). I refused that offer; I believe artists should be paid for their creations. But it was extremely nice of him to offer.
HERE'S HOW TO ORDER
[Ordering information removed 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13th—Sale has ended.]
You'll get a confirming email for your order from Ctein within 24 hours and another when your print ships. All prints will ship within 60 days of the close of the sale.
Thanks very much for your order and for reading and enjoying The Online Photographer! Hope you love the print, whichever version you decide to get.
Mike, Ctein, and Phil
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Sam Pieter: "Can you send this order together with my previous one? That will save you some shipping cost, and you can put those savings towards your ongoing capital campaign."
Ctein replies: That is very kind of you! I have made a note in the database to that effect. Hopefully I will notice it when the time comes to ship prints. Phil, Mike and I thank you for your order!