Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Photo of the day: The Eternal Hunt

The Eternal Hunt by The Bacher Family
The Eternal Hunt, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

I recently came across some Polar Panoramic images here on Flickr and was astonished to discover how simple they are to create in Photoshop (or, in my case, Photoshop Elements). Of course, I immediately had to try my own hand at it! Also of course, it's a lot harder to make a good polar panorama. Not every image works well, even those you might at first think would be a perfect candidate. I finally hit on a good one with this image, taken last fall on my way to work. I took some experimenting to get the right settings, and then for good measure I removed the distracting background and replaced it with a clear blue sky. A real planet, though, would be hanging in space, not in the sky, so I looked through my collection of cool astronomical images till I found this one to superimpose my "planet" on.

I love the result -- an eternal cycle of hunter and hunted, revolving slowly under the hooves of the Lakota warriors in the vast and endless starlight of space.

This image is featured on my photo blog, blog.thelightisall.com, on June 12, 2012; and on my website at thelightisall.com.

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