Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Chesley Bonestell meets PhotoShop

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

On what planet was this photo taken? It wasn't the earth, because seen from the earth, the moon and the sun subtend nearly the same angle (as anyone who has seen a full (or near-full) solar eclipse will know.

Joel Shurkin said...

I confess I have no idea. Perhaps the world of Photoshop. But, it's a lovely picture, something out of Chesley Bonestell, so what the hell.

J

Bill Thomasson said...

I'll also comment that, to my dim eyes, what we see in the distance look more like mountains than piled-up ice floes. If that's so, it's not the North Pole.

It is a nice picture, though.

Joel Shurkin said...

My wife sent it to me and I thought it was a pretty picture too. I think I need to modify the headline.

[If you don't understand what's going on, I modified the headline and eliminated the problem, and I thank one and all for the wise correction.]

Oberon said...

......nice image.