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Drombeg at the Smithsonian - Limited Edition Prints

Drombeg at the Smithsonian - Limited Edition Prints

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On March 23, my photo of Drombeg Stone Circle in west Cork will be going on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. for two years as part of the upcoming 'Lights Out: Recovering Our Night Sky' exhibit.

To celebrate getting my picture onto the walls of the most visited natural history museum in the world, I'm delighted to announce that I'm selling 50 limited edition signed prints - framed and unframed - of my Drombeg image in the following sizes and quantities:

  • 9x6 inches - 15 prints available
  • 12x8 inches - 10 prints available
  • 15x10 inches - 8 prints available
  • 18x12 inches - 7 prints available
  • 24x16 inches - 6 prints available
  • 36x24 inches -  4 prints available

What will my limited edition print look like?

With the option of having a digital inscription included on your print which reads - "Displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. 2023-2025" - prints are available unframed or framed in a variety of sizes.

All unframed prints will include a white border around the photograph that will be signed and inscribed by Cian in black ink. Your print will order will be printed on Fujicolor Professional DP II Lustre photographic paper for an added Wow! factor - designed to withstand fading for decades.

Framed prints will include a white cardboard mount that will be inscribed, numbered, and signed by Cian as a guarantee of authenticity. The print size ordered reflects the size of the image contained within the frame - not the outer dimensions of the frame. All framed prints come in a black wooden frame supplied from local framers in Cork, Ireland.

Shipping and Handling

Worldwide shipping is available, with orders being posted outside of Ireland being shipped with the Irish postal service - An Post - with full tracking information and updates provided throughout. Your print will be carefully wrapped in protective paper and placed inside a sturdy cardboard postal tube to ensure it arrives safely.

Turnaround Times

The time it takes from the moment you place your order to the time it arrives in your postbox depends on the shipping address specified at checkout. 

Expected turnaround time for unframed prints to the following locations are as follows:

  • Republic of Ireland: 7 working days (5 working days with An Post Registered Post)
  • United Kingdom: 10-12 working days
  • Continental Europe: 12-14 working days
  • North America: 14-21 working days
  • Rest of World: 21-28 working days

Expected turnaround time for framed prints to the following locations are as follows:

  • Republic of Ireland: 15 working days
  • Rest of World: 21 working days

About the Image

This image captures the International Space Station (ISS) - with a crew of three on board at the time - flying high above Drombeg Stone Circle in west Cork, Ireland. The image was taken on March 26, 2020, just hours before the mandatory stay-at-home order was enforced in Ireland that marked the beginning of the first COVID-19 lockdown measures.

Also visible in the image is the bright planet Venus, the recognisable constellation of Orion, and the faint glow of lights emanating from the nearby villages of Glandore and Union Hall.

I was asked last year by curators at the Smithsonian to allow them use of the image because they loved how it showed two feats of human engineering built 3,000 years apart in the same image (Drombeg is estimated to have been set down between 1500 BC - 600 BC, with construction of the International Space Station commencing in 1998). 

For anyone interested in seeing the photo on display, it will be located on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on the National Mall of Washington D.C. as part of the Lights Out: Recovering Our Night Sky exhibition which runs from March 7, 2023 until December 2025.

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