Description This is an huge enlargement of Frame 910 of a 1800 Frame, 1-minute HDTV animation that I made in 2008 ... in stereo, or what is called 3D nowadays ... for use on a two-projector system with polarized glasses. Most 3D you see today combines both channels as one video file; but with the left and right channel differentiated with red and green glasses ... what I like to call port and starboard, if you are a sailor. A polarized 3D system does this with two video sources; but with light from the left and right projectors filtered 90-degrees apart. Look at a highly-reflective surface with polarized glasses, like water; but rotate the glasses 90-degrees, back-and-forth, and you'll see how this other 3D system works. This Frame is at mid-point in the 12-hour animation, when the thunderhead forms and coils up over the Mount Katahdin (5268 feet) massif ... the northern terminus of the 2175-mile Appalachian Trail. For an overhead view of this 3D model, see the Mount Katahdin or White Cap Mountain images in the EastCoast Gallery ... just with no atmosphere or clouds in the overhead view.
Dave Catts, last time I checked Member Since May 2007 Artist Statementcartographer / geographer
geospatial concepts: modeling, design, analysis and visualization,
cartography, geography, photography, stereography and digital art University of Delaware, 1974-1976; B.S. Cartography cum laude, University of Idaho, 1982; B.S. Geography cum laude, University of Idaho, 1982; cartographic technician, Cart-O-Graphics Laboratory, Unv of Idaho 1978-1982; cartographic artist, National Geographic Society, 1983-1986; cartographer, U. S. Geological Survey, 1986-2003
Many of these images do not have cartographic treatment (lines, text, symbols) and that is intentional. They are overhead views of large three-dimensional environmental models of Earth that can be used as cartographic background, with the ink saturations toned down, and linework and text added in desktop publishing, geographic information systems, or 3D modeling programs. When displayed on the wall, they become a challenge to find yourself geographically; which then deviates to an environmental perspective. The image becomes a riddle, a challange and a puzzle to solve using our environment as the gameboard; and then discuss your observations ... hopefully not with yourself ... by turning to a friend to start a conversation, you compare notes and then, Yikes! ... now you are talking about the wonderful and beautiful planet we live on, and how underappreciated it is ... so, you better Thank God for the gift of Planet Earth, eh?   Let's keep it in good working order, and stop screwing it up! He might get mad, and there would be Hell to Pay, ... if you know what I mean.
"I will spend my Heaven doing Good on Earth" Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin of Alençon (b.1873) and Lisieux (d.1897), France