sábado, 30 de mayo de 2015
lunes, 25 de mayo de 2015
On its 956th sol (day) on Mars, the rover Curiosity used its MastCam to image a stunning sequence of the Sun (Sol) setting over the local horizon at Gale Crater, where it has been exploring since August 2012.
The individual images taken by Curiosity covered a period of about 6 minutes. The sequence however cannot make up a smooth movie of the sunset.
Using the foreground and horizon from one image and then recreating the sky and Sun in Photoshop, I have used Adobe Premier to create a near real-time sunset sequence as if you could stand on Mars and see it for yourself.
By no means perfect or accurate, but with the addition of a little 'lens flare' and the haunting music 'Lux Aeterna' by György Ligeti, this imagining of a sunset on Mars, I hope evokes a sense of awe and reverence.
miércoles, 20 de mayo de 2015
domingo, 17 de mayo de 2015
Diomede Islands: Little Diomede (left) and Big Diomede (right).
International Date Line
The Diomedes are a pair of islands lying in the Bering Strait. The little Diomede island lies in America and houses a population of 146. The big Diomede island is located in Russia and is lonely. The two islands are located 4 kms away and International Date Line passes through them. So when the people in the little island look at the Bering Strait, they see tomorrow. When it's 9 PM Saturday night here, it will be 6 AM Sunday morning at the Big Diomede.
sábado, 16 de mayo de 2015
jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015
martes, 12 de mayo de 2015
J. J. Abrams directs Actress Daisy Ridley for a scene in which her character, the young heroine Rey, pilots her speeder through a bustling marketplace on the planet Jakku.
Galactic travelers, smugglers, and other assorted riffraff fill the main hall of pirate Maz Kanata's castle.
Dashing Resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) stands alongside his trusty X-wing fighter.
Next-generation bad guy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) commands snowtroopers loyal to the evil First Order on the frozen plains of their secret base.
Annie Leibovitz traveled to London’s famed Pinewood Studios to photograph some never-before-seen characters and confirmed a rumor or two in the process. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the closely guarded Star Wars set, but a few of those well-kept secrets are finally out, thanks to these exclusive photographs from the June issue of Vanity Fair.
jueves, 7 de mayo de 2015