Thursday, August 17, 2006

Moons Over Iridia

Well, I’m a little late with this, but this past Monday, blogfather John Scalzi challenged people to present their favorite space picture from NASA as his “Monday Photo Shoot” challenge. For this one, I’m going to reveal a certain detail about the fantasy world my wife and I write about for our book The Last VanDaryn.

Our world of Iridia differs from Earth in that it has two moons. One moon looks much like our own, but the second one has an amber glow to it. Two years ago, while playing around on the NASA website, I found two pictures of the moon I really liked. I put the two images together as a single shot of Iridia’s moons. I have this on my computer at work, and I’m amazed at how many people comment on it. From a graphic artist point-of-view, I now look at this and see several ways in which I might have made it look better, but I still enjoy it a lot. Probably why I’ve not bothered to fix it.


Sandra Ruttan said...

Moons over Iridia sounds like it should be the title of a sci fi book.

Bill, the Wildcat said...

hehe Yeah, part of why I couldn't resist using that as the title to this entry. I actually have a wallpaper I created that offers a city skyline at night with those two moons. Didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, but it still turned out well, all things considered. I'll have to post that sometime.