Friday, October 19, 2012

The Twin Peaks - low sun

Shadows have a dramatic effect on landscapes.   These low sun elevation images, taken as part of the "insurance panorama" shortly after landing, demonstrate this.  Additionally, because these images were taken before the camera mast was deployed, in effect the photographer is crouching down, getting a better angle.

And with a slight bit of vertical exaggeration...

Processed Images Copyright Ted Stryk, Raw Data Courtesy NASA/JPL


Anonymous said...

One thing that I notice when I read this blog is that I get "burn in" on my retina from the white text on black background. So all your awesome pictures come out striped when I look at them... is it just me?

/Mattias Malmer

Ted Stryk said...

It doesn't have this effect on me, but thank you for letting me know. I will have to look at better options for background color.