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Isaac

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A New Kind of Landscape Photography
« on: December 18, 2015, 05:38:58 PM »

Denver and the Colorado Rockies

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We actually program the satellite to look at stars which are behind the field of view and behind the Earth, so to speak. So weíre looking at stars that arenít actually visible from where the satelliteís position is, and the Earth gets in the way, and thatís how we capture the image.
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Peter McLennan

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Re: A New Kind of Landscape Photography
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2015, 07:54:00 PM »

This is an incredible image.  What Isaac didn't mention is that, if you click on the "how we capture the image" link and scroll down a little, there's a zoomable version of this image.  Quite amazing detail, especially if you make it full screen.
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Tony Jay

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Re: A New Kind of Landscape Photography
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 08:30:07 PM »

The "Denver and the Colorado Rockies" link is to the zoomable full-screen version.
Indeed so - and what amazing detail it holds!

Tony Jay
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Re: A New Kind of Landscape Photography
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2015, 01:28:37 PM »

Hmmm - tempted to screengrab the sections, stitch them, and make a big print.
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Re: A New Kind of Landscape Photography
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 11:47:51 AM »

Hmmm - tempted to screengrab the sections, stitch them, and make a big print.

I did that - I've spent a fair while driving round Colorado and it helped me get a feel for the image (it's also a holiday weekend here, and I was bored ;-)

It makes a ~450MB image that if you printed at 300 ppi could be about 33"x44"

To see the detail by eye I'd want to resample and print at 6 foot by 8 feet, providing people with a step ladder and free reading glasses to those who forgot them...

This shows the approx. field of view

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Re: A New Kind of Landscape Photography
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 12:13:14 PM »

Thanks for grabbing this, Isaac. It's a jewel.
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