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Where Am I? Hiroshima, Japan
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

(move the slider to compare before and after)


About the Author

Armed with his camera, tripod, and no doubt a giant cup of coffee, photographer and writer, Elia Locardi traverses the globe full-time looking for interesting photographic opportunities and the stories that go along with capturing them. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision with others so they can experience these places the way he does, full of color and emotion, depth and texture. He hopes to inspire people to travel for themselves, visit these beautiful locations, and to fall in love with the beauty of the world.
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  • Larry Temple

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

  • moliazana

    Honestly..amazing u are

  • 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?

    • Elia Locardi

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