Sunday, July 11, 2010

#576. Rocket Science (rollover)

Taken yesterday at NASA's Johnson Space Center. I wanted to showcase some of the incredible mechanics of this rocket engine so I'm presenting that on the top image with the underlying image being the entire frame in order to provide some context to the more detailed crop.

Title: "Rocket Science" (rollover)

Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24-105mm L zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix Pro > Photoshop CS4 > Topaz Adjust Plugin


Cindi said...

This is an interesting way to present a closeup. I wonder if a black and white conversion, with maybe the background darkened, would make the details and all the lines and squiggles of the hoses and tubes stand out even more?...or maybe only desaturate the metal studs in the background? They seem to compete with my eye for the main subject somewhat. But this is certainly an image that shows some mind-boggling human invention.

Andreas said...

Cool! Reminds me of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil", and if it were black, it would look very "Alien" :)

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Cindi and Andreas!

I did convert this to black and white after reviewing your comments and it did in fact look cool! I'll add the black and white version on to the bottom of one of my posts later this week.