Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wonalancet Mindscape

Yesterday I wrote about and showed an image of the Wonalancet Chapel in Tamworth NH with the promise that today I would show how it was used to create a unique "Mindscape" image of the scene.

The chapel is found along a quiet stretch of road in Tamworth that runs parallel to a range of mountains that include Mt. Chocorua and Whiteface Mountain. To show the majesty of the range one needs to be far enough away to capture at least some of the mountains. However, in order to do that, the image of the church at the base becomes so small as to be completely indistinguishable. To create the Wonalancet Mindscape I carefully copied the church from the image above and pasted it into the proper place in the larger landscape image. In reality the church is probably 30 times its actual size - relative to the mountains. However, when viewed as a whole, you would not be able to distinguish this without a careful analysis. The result is an image that is true to the beauty of the scene but even more dramatic than a simple photo could ever be.

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