Tuesday, March 07, 2006

EARTH AS ART – A LANDSAT PERSPECTIVE (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS EXHIBITION)

West Fjords

Lena Delta, Asia

Malaspina Glacier

Araca River

Namib Desert

Volga River Delta

Lambert Glacier, Antarctica

Guinea

Florida Everglades

Ganges, River Delta

First of all, as you can see, I put more color on my Blog, with the gentle tutorial by Mary, from "A Breath of Air". I would share with you all these beautiful images from Earth and I wish you all enjoy them!


"A series of Landsat satellites have imaged the Earth's surface for nearly thirty years, providing data for applications in business, science, education, government, and national security. The Landsat satellite currently in orbit is Landsat 7. The U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center in South Dakota is the primary receiving station for Landsat 7 data, and it distributes these data to researchers around the world."

"This exhibition showcases Landsat 7 images, from the collection of Landsat photographs held in the Geography and Map Division, which have been selected for aesthetic rather than scientific value. These images are actual pictures of the Earth, created by printing visible and infrared data in colors visible to the human eye. Band combinations and colors were chosen to optimize their dramatic appearance."

(This exhibit is no longer on display at the Library of Congress.)

24 comments:

Walter Jeffries said...

Cool images. They look like fractal art in many cases.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Many of these look like Abstract Paintings, don't they? BEAUTIFUL Pictures, Sonia...that must have been an extraordinary exhibit...I love that you have these on your blog...without you doing this, many of us...no, make that MOST of us, would never see these(lol) I at least I don't yhink we would...Thank You, dear Sonia!!!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

So beautiful, Sonia. It's a perspective that gives us a full sense of the awesome beauty of the earth. Breathtaking. Thank you.

kenju said...

Excellent, Sonia! They are so beautiful. I love how you can see the "flow" of the glaciers and the sand flow in the desert. Thanks for posting these.

Wendy A said...

Gorgeous! The earth from a far looks very much like parts of the human body. Rivers look like vains bringing lifes blood to the earth. Those pictures leave me feeling like we are all a connected scheme.
Very interesting and beautiful

Mary said...

beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Hi Sonia. Beautiful photos and I like the new look !!! I will be back soon to read the posts I've missed over the past weeks while I've been absent from blogland.

Rachel said...

Hi Sonia. These are very lovely. They do look like paintings in a way. Very interesting to look at pictures in that perspective. I think the West Fjords was my favorite!

Pam in Tucson said...

Hi Sonia, These are true works of art showing the beauty of our earth. I'm always fascinated by the earth from above. I collect books of aerial photography - anything from photos from a one-person ultra-lite to photography from light planes to satellite images. I didn't know about this exhibit, and thank you for introducing me to these remarkable images.

Paula said...

These are some of the most beautiful photos I've ever seen Sonia! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing them here. What a delight.

Connie and Rob said...

Those are absolutely wonderful. Such vivid colors!! Thanks so much for sharing this collection with us.

Take care,
Connie

Helen said...

Wow what amazing photos! They don't lok real! Helen

Anonymous said...

I like the Malaspina Glacier best I think but they are all beautiful. Today it was educational as well as lovely.

All best!

deana said...

sorry that was not supposed to be anonymous....I messed up.

Kali said...

Wow, how fascinating ~ an amazing perspective!
Thanks Sonia :)

Nelumbo said...

Wow, how beautiful!

I will have to link to this post to celebrate Earth Day next month.

Judith said...

I see fabrics! They'd make cool shirt fabric. Very interesting perspective of earth. Thanks for sharing, Sonia! PS Thanks for the gifs you e mailed me! They do work.

tina said...

These pics are gorgeous. I am always amazed at how different our earth can look from another perspective. Thanks for posting these .... Tina

Kerri said...

Fascinating pictures and fantastic colors! Most unusual. Thanks Sonia.
I've tagged you on my blog. Only do it if you want to. Looks like you've been busy being tagged quite a number of times lately. I've enjoyed catching up on your posts.

Rain said...

wow, those are gorgeous photos. You always have such interesting, creative posts here.

I began my blog again, hopefully the url for it will be under my name when I post.

Meow said...

Beautiful, beautiful images. It is amazing, looking at our world from that perspective. Thank you for sharing. Take care, Meow

PJ said...

YES! Also, for interest NASA has a great site-

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

I love views from above! Also, here is a site for views from Earth, too! ;)

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/lib/aptree.html

These kinds of things just really put my place on Earth in perspective and really gets my creative feeling going! Thanks so much for sharing these great images!

Margaret said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing those photos, Sonia. Yes, very colorful you are now!

Sarah Louise said...

I like the lambert glacier best. It looks like a piece of silken cloth...

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