By bonnie, 14 May, 2009

“If you see a whole thing – it seems that it’s always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.”

-Ursula K. Leguin

What you are looking at is a set of pictures on the flickr account of a photographer named Dirk Paessler.  He makes these “planets” out of panoramic photos and he posted a photoshop tutorial to teach yourself how to make them too.

I find them extraordinarily beautiful.  I’ve been looking at them because a few days ago, Darcy found this and shared it with me and then followed the tutorial and made some of her own.   Here is one of hers:

You can see the others and read about it on her blog, Arc & Angle.

I am not so terrific with the Photoshop, but maybe I will give it a try one of these days as well and post the results.

One Comment

  1. Brandi says:

    These are very cool!

What do you think?

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