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Making the World a Smaller Place

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L'Angevine from Angers, France

on est dans un autre monde...

23 Apr 2012 5:02am

@L'Angevine: Merci beaucoup.

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Excellent Jason! I have also started experimenting with this "little planet" and is really fantastic

23 Apr 2012 5:12am

@Loukas: Thanks Loukas - they're a lot of fun, aren't they? :-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect work
excellent
Have a lovely day

23 Apr 2012 5:55am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you, Shaahin.

Kristina from Kyiv, Ukraine

Fun! Looks like ad work.

23 Apr 2012 6:12am

@Kristina: Thanks Kristina. :-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Very clever - well done

23 Apr 2012 7:41am

@Nigel: Thanks Nigel.

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Wow...fabulous work Jason and marvelous colours. Well done !!

23 Apr 2012 8:48am

@Laurette: Thanks much, Laurette.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

I love this! :) Very well done Jason!

23 Apr 2012 10:43am

@Thea: Thank you very much, Thea.

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

this curious assembly, but colorful

23 Apr 2012 11:12am

@Tataze: Thanks.

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

fantastic Jason - superb realisation

23 Apr 2012 11:41am

@Jules: Thanks Jules.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yay!
Very nicely done Jason.

23 Apr 2012 11:46am

@Curly: Thanks Curly.

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb work !! Beautiful !

23 Apr 2012 11:47am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much.

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

eine schöne Spielerei. Gefällt mir.

23 Apr 2012 12:03pm

@Heinz: Thanks, Heinz.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very playful and creative creation Jason! Well done! ;-)

23 Apr 2012 12:57pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric. :-)

Farnaz from tehran, Iran

wow!!! greaaat! 5*****

23 Apr 2012 12:59pm

@Farnaz: Thank you very much - glad you liked it. :-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

It's a small world after all - brilliant!

23 Apr 2012 1:00pm

@Stephen: Thanks Stephen.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

It kinda looks like a kiddies toy plane! Really fun image!

23 Apr 2012 1:27pm

@CElliottUK: Ha - yeah, I thought that too. Thanks, Chris.

Joyce from United States

Ohwow! Talk about having way too much fun here, but this is way cool too. And, sorta strange. How clearly and brightly and credibly we can distort reality. wow that was profound.

23 Apr 2012 1:54pm

@Joyce: Yes, most certainly strange. :-)) I really enjoyed creating this image . . . it's amazing how easily reality can be distorted in a multitude of ways.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Must agree with Joyce,your having far too much fun,so get serious young man or you could start enjoying your photography. ;>))))

23 Apr 2012 2:10pm

@Jeff: Ha ha - awwww c'mon . . . just one more tiny planet . . . please!!! ;-)))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique iamge quel effet cet avion qui tzourne autour de la terre sueprbe.
Belle soirée

23 Apr 2012 2:10pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup, Nicou.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool image and title...very creative!

23 Apr 2012 3:06pm

@RBL: Thanks much, Ruthie.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Love it ! Florence and Curly do these from time to time and they are delightful; your addition of a passenger plane makes it fantastic good fun :-))

23 Apr 2012 3:51pm

@Rick: Thanks much, Rick. I had a lot of fun putting this together. The plane was in this shot originally, but when I turned the image into a micro-planet, it just stretched around the entire outer area of the image. So . . . Photoshop to the rescue. :-))

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . as I live right next to LHR, the world seems quite big enough, thanks ! Love these planet things.

23 Apr 2012 4:19pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

The title sounds like a commercial for the airline, they should pay you for it, or do you already have shares there? ;-))) Gorgeous, I really like this !!!!

23 Apr 2012 5:30pm

@Baldwin VW: Ha, no shares in Southwest Airlines I'm afraid. I would rather have something like a British Airways or Air France 747 in the image, but I'm afraid they don't fly to Little Rock. Thank you very much, Baldwin.

tataray from france, France

J'adore ... Belle présentation !... ))

23 Apr 2012 5:38pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup, Raymonde.

Victoria from Sweden

Wow, cool and nice picture.

23 Apr 2012 5:47pm

@Victoria: Thanks, Victoria.

franz from Baden, Austria

hilarious ... i hope those pilots have had special training for landing on this runway vortex ... ;-))

23 Apr 2012 6:57pm

@franz: Ha ha - yeah, that's going to be a tough landing. :-))

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Brilliant Jason, a superb image, just don't let anyone do it to that tune.
"it's a small world after all, it's a small world ..." oh hell you've done it now !

23 Apr 2012 8:11pm

@Doug: Oh jeesh, you just had to didn't you? :-)) Thanks, Doug.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What an eye-catching composition that you've created here! Great colors as well.

23 Apr 2012 8:42pm

@Steven: Thanks much, Steven.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Nice shot! A challenge for me! Best regards, Adela

23 Apr 2012 9:11pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much, Adela.

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

This is an awesome concept and way to illustrate the world!! 5* bravo!!!!!!!!

23 Apr 2012 9:39pm

@Karen Politte: Thanks, babe! :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love these little planets. I have tried it and have not quite figured out how to hide the seam. This one is extra special with the airplane! Great job! 5*'s!

23 Apr 2012 10:33pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much, Elaine. Glad you like the image. :-) The key is having a level and matching horizon on both sides of the image and a 2 to 1 panoramic crop. That way, everything matches and any "seams" can be cloned out. Hope that helps.

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

This is wicked!!
How did you do it?

23 Apr 2012 10:33pm

@London Caller: Thank you very much! The micro-planet thing is actually fairly easy. Take an image with level and matching horizons on both sides and perform a 2 to 1 crop on it. In Photoshop, go to image size and uncheck "Constrain Proportions." Then make the height of the image match the width. For example, if you had an image that was 2000 pixels wide and 1000 pixels high, you want to make it 2000 pixels in both directions. Flip the image 180 degrees. Go into Filters, choose Distort, then Polar Coordinates. Select "Rectangle to Polar," and there's your Micro-Planet. :-) I originally did this image with the plane still in it, but it just stretched it around the outside of the image. So, I cloned the stretched 737 out of the image. Then I went back and copied the plane from when I had resized the image into a square and pasted it as a layer into the image. I erased the surrounding sky from around the plane layer leaving the background sky around the Micro-Planet as the backdrop. The plane was much too straight to really match the "planet," so I gave it a bit of a twirl, and there you have it. Hope that all made sense. :-)) If not, feel free to ask any questions you might have.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, I hope the pilot can land that thing. ;-) Cool and creative.

24 Apr 2012 12:56am

@Steve Rice: Ha ha - yeah, it'll be a difficult landing. Thanks, Steve!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is SO COOL. The airplane makes it doubly good!

24 Apr 2012 1:44am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much, Barbara.

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent - love the toy-plane look!

25 Apr 2012 5:43am