Journey to Citronia

September 01, 2009 By: erik Category: Experiments, Photography, Photos 134 views

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Vegetation on a foreign planetCome with me on a journey across the galaxy to the small forested planet of Citronia. In the spirit of the early Apollo missions, we won’t actually be landing on the surface, just some orbital reconnaissance. This planet certainly has some nice beaches…

Vegetation on a foreign planet

A forested region.

The coastline

Sandy beaches.

Making Of

I think that “Moldy Orange” would be a good name for a blog. The colors compliment themselves nicely. I took these photos with my close-up magnification lenses, maxing out with a +10, +10, +2, +4 combination. It’d be really cool if I could have set up a timelapse to watch it spread. I need to repair or replace my broken intervalometer so I can go back to timelapse video making.

Apparently “Citronia” is the name of an apartment complex in California. Go figure.

  • More surface detail than any of the planets shown being orbited by the original Enterprise. Cool!

  • Jake

    I guess I’ll ask the obvious question: Why is this piece of fruit even still around?

    • For photographing! Duh!

      Actually, it was underneath some other oranges. I forgot to throw it away after the photo shoot which prompted Marga to say, “And why did you leave this out here like this? For me to throw away??” The “No, dear. Sorry, dear,” response is automatic now.

      • Jake

        Reminds me of an introduction to architecture course I took in college where we had to draw a lemon everyday for the entire semester.

        • The same lemon??

          • Jake

            The same one, I’m just lucky I could find it.

            And I should rephrase my previous post. We were *supposed* to draw the same lemon everyday for the entire semester and then turn in the completed portfolio the last class before the exam. Needless to say, I did all of my drawings the night before that class. It wasn’t pretty.

  • Jake

    By the way, I just noticed this but why is there a tiny smiley face at the bottom of your blog page?

  • Very cool.