Trying to comprehend the expanse of space is a daunting task. Just reading about the distance between Earth and the nearest star/planet/galaxy is enough to boggle most minds. So the thought of miniaturizing something so expansive as the Cosmos is both fascinating and counter-intuitive.
Last month reddit user TheScienceLlama used the Tilt-Shift filter in Photoshop to create a stunning series of space images. While many associate the technique with tilt-shift photography, it’s more accurate to describe this particular Photoshop process as miniature faking or the diorama effect.
1. Horsehead Nebula
Assembly and processing by Robert Gendler
2. Crab Nebula
3. Centaurs A
4. Meathook Galaxy
5. Thor’s Helmet Nebula
6. Pencil Nebula
7. Tadpole Galaxy
8. Andromeda Galaxy
You can download the full size images on Imgur!
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