Moon altered by clouds and light pollution
Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:01 PM
Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:24 PM
I love this drawing of the moon in the orange metro-Texas sky.
I am not in favor of the reason for the orange sky but the sketch is great.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 05:18 PM
An en excellent observation of a hazy orange Moon observed over a metro sky. It reminds me of an observation of the Moon during brush fires over South Florida (below). Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 07:41 PM
Posted 06 May 2009 - 08:46 PM
*or perhaps just grimy! Well-rendered in either case.
Posted 07 May 2009 - 07:49 AM
Very haunting and foreboding, I like it! Thanks for sharing it.
Posted 09 May 2009 - 01:04 AM
The sketch also brings to mind false color sketching -- a parallel to false color imaging. Once in the past I did the Altai scarp with bright yellows (as white), greens (as mid tone), and blacks for the darkest shadows. It produces a mixture that is equivalent to false color imaging, which is common in astronomy. For those who have not tried it, it actually helps the study of some lunar targets. Somehow the mental re-assignment of colors to a grey-toned moon enhances study and then the results get translated to the sketched moonscape. Would like to see someone else try this. I found it interesting. It also permits interesting assignments of of a wide variety of color sets.