The Tiny Cosmos


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After the video „The Lion City“, in which the tilt-shift effect has been meaningfully deployed for a change, I wouldn’t have thought to find other videos or photos that benefit from this digital image processing trick that quickly. With so many still and moving pictures I view every day, I have become tired of looking at almost any effect by now. The three worst ones, in my humble opinion, are HDR, the tilt-shift effect and this lomo- or x-pro-look with supersaturated colors and extreme contrasts and color shifts. A month after the above video, an Imgur-user turns the vast of the universe into a cosmic village by means of the tilt-shift effect. The photos look as if made from one piece, and still you have the feeling that an incomprehensibly huge galaxy could find its place in your trousers pocket. The ScienceLlama has done a good job, this idea has to be born in the first place. 🙂

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Horsehead Nebula Original image & credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Assembly and processing by Robert Gendler. http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/HH-HST-ESO.html

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Thor’s Helmet Nebula Original image & credit: Robert Gendler http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/NGC2359AU.html

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080117.html

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Andromeda Galaxy Original image & credit: M31 in h-alpha by Adam Evans http://www.flickr.com/photos/astroporn/4999978603/

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Meathook Galaxy Original image & credit: ESO http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1115a/

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