Peter Nicholls, SPSA  

Other Worlds by Peter Nicholls, SPSA

January 2022 - Other Worlds

January 2022 - Peter Nicholls, SPSA


January 2022 - Peter Nicholls, SPSA

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January 2022 - Peter Nicholls, SPSA

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About the Image(s)

In May of 2021 there was a lunar eclipse visible in California. I took several pictures of this - none of them very good. I wondered if anything could be made of these pictures and thought of a sort of sci fi scene of the view from a faraway planet, showing some of its orbiting moons. The tree picture is of a lone cypress on the coast.

Playing with lights and colors of the moons seemed to give a good effect. For the rings around the bluish planet I used the elliptical marquee tool and then a very soft blue brush at low opacity. I introduced noise into the blackness to mimic a starry sky. The cypress was deliberately over saturated for effect.

It's kind of weird and I'm not sure I like it!

2 comments posted

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Peter, I can relate to wanting to salvage images that weren't what you wanted but are interesting in some way. I like your composition but it feels a little busy to me. I also wonder if you softened the edges slightly on the planets if they would look less "stuck on".   Posted: 01/09/2022 19:23:51

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
A great SciFi image. To me it says that even if other worlds have undiscovered treasures our world is beautiful as represented by the Monterey Cyprus. Also the Saturn is too big.   Posted: 01/14/2022 18:46:49


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