You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

Ross Berens Ruins My Dreams

I had really always thought it would be so cool to do a poster set with great design for each of the planets. I actually started a design for the Cassini at Saturn mission, but have yet to complete it. Sure enough someone comes along and knocks the whole system out in one fantastic series. Beat me to it!

The funny thing about doing the whole Solar System is that you will not likely have too many takers for Uranus or even Pluto. But the design on some of these makes it pretty tempting to grab just for the overall design. I can’t wait to email Ross when New Horizons gets to Pluto and it looks nothing like what is shown here. A gorgeous inclusion of the hypothetical ring some expect to find when we get there, but where are the 3 moons?

I would be a fool to not include Saturn. The exclusion of the Galileans at Jupiter, no Charon on the Pluto poster and the absence of Titan here on the Saturn poster… I wonder if I sense a moon series coming? Put me down for a copy of Io.

6 Responses to “Ross Berens Ruins My Dreams”

  1. Bob Bennett Says:

    Wow!!! As always, marvelous images!!!
    Thank you for ‘being there’… or is it ‘being somewhere far, far FAR away’?!
    In any case, thank you!!!!!!!!!

  2. Gordan Says:

    If it makes you feel any better, I thought Jupiter’s crescent looked kinda weird.

  3. J. Major Says:

    Damn those enthusiastic and self-motivated designers!!! These are too cool.

    I do question the use of different font treatments tho’…..

  4. thomas romer Says:

    I like it to a degree. The changing of fonts is fine, what I think is odd is when the overall layout changes completely like on Neptune. It looks like a page out of a textbook whereas the others largely look like posters and Mars looks like a movie. But they are all gorgeous.

  5. J. Major Says:

    He may have to add some orange to the Pluto image. We’ll see in another five years!

  6. Richard Vantage Says:

    the Saturn image is awesome … my son is researching the planet for a school project and loves this image … !

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