APOD: 100 Steps Forward (2017 Sep 15)

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APOD: 100 Steps Forward (2017 Sep 15)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:09 am

Image 100 Steps Forward

Explanation: A beautiful conjunction of Venus and Moon, human, sand, and Milky Way is depicted in this night skyscape from planet Earth. The scene is a panorama of 6 photos taken in a moment near the end of a journey. In the foreground, footsteps along the wind-rippled dunes are close to the Huacachina oasis in the southwestern desert of Peru. An engaging perspective on the world at night, the stunning final image was also chosen as a winner in The World at Night's 2017 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

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Re: APOD: 100 Steps Forward (2017 Sep 15)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:10 am

Imaginative and a bit eerie...

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Re: APOD: 100 Steps Forward (2017 Sep 15)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:04 pm

I like this photo; different, yet very smoooooth! :thumb_up: :thumb_up:
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Re: APOD: 100 Steps Forward (2017 Sep 15)

Post by APOD CRITIC » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:17 pm

They should ask for a RAW, The lighting and shadows of the moon and external lighting do not match.

It's a composition of two different pictures on different days. I don´t think It's a single panoramic.

Beautiful, yes, but sad that this kind of photoshop images make in a creative photo montage become APOD.

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Re: APOD: 100 Steps Forward (2017 Sep 15)

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:14 pm

APOD CRITIC wrote:They should ask for a RAW, The lighting and shadows of the moon and external lighting do not match.

It's a composition of two different pictures on different days. I don´t think It's a single panoramic.

Beautiful, yes, but sad that this kind of photoshop images make in a creative photo montage become APOD.
The Moon isn't bright enough to provide significant illumination. The landscape is illuminated from some other source, which we can't identify in this image. There is no reason to think it wasn't constructed exactly as described, from a series of images made at the same time.
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Re: APOD: 100 Steps Forward (2017 Sep 15)

Post by C0ppert0p » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:06 am

Outstanding!
Great technique and breathtaking composition.