This photo manipulation is called a stereographic projection, which takes a standard photograph and stretches it around in a circle creating a Globe or Planet like image!
Planet Photo Manipulation in GIMP
At the end of last month I flew to Alice Springs and explored the surroundings of Central Australia over an extended weekend. It was an unbelievable trip and the experience of almost pure Outback was so unfamiliar/unique to me that I found it was amazing how Australia offers such a dynamic range of landscapes and culture from cities to the vast outback. I documented my trip visually as you’ll see as you scroll down – although some of these images are very revealing of Central Australia it is still nothing compared to being there, however with the use of panoramic photographs I hope it offers a better representation of the broad spacious lands that I experienced.
The Red Centre - Northern Territory, Australia
The climb to the top of Uluru is well worth the effort – the panoramic view is amazing and the thought that your in the middle of Australia! This photograph is a panorama stitch of fifteen photos, and as you can see a polariser has made the colours very rich, however the dark spots in the sky are a result of the maximum polarisation being 90º Degrees to the sun.
On top of the largest Rock on the Planet - Uluru, Australia! (Click to view larger)
On my trip to France I visited the famous Viaduc de Millau, and was just amazed by the sheer size of it. Le Viaduc de Millau is nestled in the Valley of the River Tarn and towers over the nearby town of Millau.
Unfortunately it was very cold there and the sky was bland, so I used levels and some dramatic lighting to increase the contrast and create something a little more interesting.
Le Viaduc de Millau (Click to view larger)