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Photographing a rare solar eclipse near the horizon to create a stunning work of art.

In May 2012, a rare celestial event will occur in the continental United States.  A solar eclipse will set down low over the horizon, passing not far from UFO hotspots Area 51 and Roswell, New Mexico.  Something like this hasn't happened in 20 years, nor will it happen again for 35 years!

The purpose and inspiration for this project is to capture this rare and unique sight in beautiful, artistic images.  I have anticipated this event for four years and seek to create images worthy of hanging on your wall, or in a science museum's wall.  

Honing my photography skills over the years, I've developed a distinctive artistic style crafting some truly serene images.  This is an opportunity to establish a high water mark in the realm of artistic fine art photography as well as putting my work on an international level.

It is my dream to create a body of magnificent, compelling artwork that can stand alone in an exhibit or gallery, that can inspire wonder, awe, and perhaps like myself, artistic minds of the future.

Lisa Marie Smith is my designated model for this project.  I've worked with this spirited, stunning redhead for several years in a number of different roles.  She has the logistical talent to help organize this project, the understanding of what we're trying to achieve visually, and the magnificent good looks to pull it off.

Wish Lisa Marie luck and good will on her Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1405265714 

We face a number of special challenges during the shoot, not the least of which is to avoid a variety of injuries from damage to our retinas though attack by various forms of wildlife and even a remote possibility of alien abduction!!  The shots we're looking for have never been done before so in joining with us, we embark together on a journey of challenge and discovery.

Please consider donating to make this project a success!

Check our websites for more information:

http://www.darioinfini.com/eclipse/  The SolArt Project website

http://www.facebook.com/dario.impini Dario's Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1405265714 Lisa's Facebook page

http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dario-infini.html Dario's art gallery

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    Listed as an official SolArt Project sponsor: http://www.darioinfini.com/eclipse/sponsors.html

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    As above, with a personal email of thanks from Dario.

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    As above, with 10 behind the scenes shots of our journey of discovery.

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    As above, with one genuine wet process archival quality color 5x7 C-Print of our best shot of the eclipse!

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    As above, upgrading the 5x7 to a gorgeous signed 8x10 wet process C-Print.

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    As above, with access to the documentational gallery of all the behind the scenes images, the full gallery of all the eclipse shots, and the video journal of the trip. Rattlesnakes? Tarantulas? Scowling law enforcement? Find out!

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    As above, upgrading the 8x10 to a spectacular 12x18 framed wall hanging. Pick the image of your choice from our eclipse gallery!

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    As above, with an additional THREE 8x10 photographs (silver halide black and white or wet process color photograph) of your choice from our art gallery (http://dario-infini.artistwebsites.com/)

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    As above, upgrading the 12x18 framed wall hanging to a magnificent 20x30 gallery canvas and THREE 11x17 photographs (silver halide black and white or wet process color photograph) of your choice from our art gallery (http://dario-infini.artistwebsites.com/)

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    For the consummate art lover, a way to make a prominent statement: upgrade 20x30 canvas to a stunning 3' x 4.5' canvas triptych of your choice of eclipse shots or pick an artwork from our art gallery. Includes the other items from above item.

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    For those who wish to become more involved in the process of creating art, a personal invitation to assist Dario for a fine art nude shoot with LisaMarie. You will play a pivotal role in creating the perfect image, have the opportunity to take a few shots yourself with your own camera and ours, and receive a 20x30 canvas of your choice of the results of the session or pick an artwork from our art gallery. Includes the other items from $600 pledge.

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