"If you can't live longer, live deeper." ~ Italian Proverb
Current position on planet Earth: Italy
15 January, 2011

The Home World

It was Earth all along.

After a close encounter and narrow escape from The Space Dolphins (click to see them), I was obsessed with finding their home world. After hours of tedious searching, a few cups of coffee at the gift shop, (and after spotting the giant planet icon on the map), I set a direct course to this lonely place in the cosmos.

I triumphantly set up to shoot 5 handheld exposures from -2 to +2 (not an easy task in low light) when I noticed something oddly familiar about this strange new world… It kinda looks like… OMG it’s Earth! The Space Dolphins have been hiding here all along!?

Pull yourself together, I kept thinking as I took a few more shots. The planet was changing colors rapidly and I had to snap off exposures while it remained in the same hue. Keep your focus on the project! Eye on the prize man! We can deal with the Space Dolphins later…

The Space Dolphin Saga Continues: “Approaching The Home World.”

Daily Banana – The Home World

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About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated an engaged social media following of nearly 2.5 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. On the road full-time, he teaches the Art of Photography here on www.BlameTheMonkey.com, collaborates with various brands, sponsors and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.

  • Larry Temple

    Your photos have an almost epic quality to them. Beautiful.

  • moliazana

    Honestly..amazing u are

  • http://500px.com/tiamotiodio Luca

    WOW! I really love this one! Can I ask you Camera, Lens and (above all) the exact place?

    I really enjoy the Before/After effect too, how can you do it?

    • http://www.blamethemonkey.com Elia Locardi

      Hey Luca, this is shot in the London Natural History Museum with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 lens.