Martian Lomography

Rocks and pebbles
Rocks and pebbles

Although not particularly exciting in theme, I like this image a lot for its light and shadow composition.

Taken on June 23 by the Spirit rover, this false-color view of the surrounding ground is nicely lit by a setting sun that also creates a glare in the lens. It’s not unlike photos I sometimes get with my plastic Holga camera.

It could be a photo taken at the end of a day on the beach, or in an empty sandlot in a southwestern US neighborhood…..except that it’s on another planet. The thin, dry air has no oxygen, it’s 50 degrees below zero and everything weighs a third what it would here.

Other than that though it’s pretty similar. 😉

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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