Community Pages

Please accept our new Terms & Conditions before contributing to our Community Pages. Any content you contribute will be publicly visible. We expect contributors to show respect, courtesy and an appreciation of the atmosphere we all share.

Filter Photos:

You have selected:


Main Cloud Types

Other Clouds

Optical Effects

Miscellaneous

What Hubble Space Photos and Western Landscape Paintings Have in Common

“Pillars of Creation”—a photograph showing massive plumes of gas in the Eagle Nebula—was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995. NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team STScI.AURAPublic Domain

What Hubble Space Photos and Western Landscape Paintings Have in Common

Cloud enthusiast, Bill Whitcher, recently came across this article on the Atlas Obscura website which he felt is an excellent description of clouds through space and art. There are some wonderful comparisons between space photos and landscape paintings within the article including “Pillars of Creation,” which is “an astonishing image showing those massive plumes of gas in a region of the Eagle Nebula—the star-formation process was compared to the forces that shape the buttes of the American Southwest

The full article can be seen on the Atlas Obscura website

No Comments

Post a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.