Landscape Exploration

Today my mom and I went down to the river behind our house and enjoyed some nice views. She has always been much more of a outdoors person than me, but it is interesting how much more I appreciate my landscape when I take the time to size it up in a viewfinder.

Obviously this isn't a ground breaking realization. In fact, NASA has put together an ipad and physical book with 75 images taken of Earth from outerspace.

This set of images is all about showing off the “beauty of the Earth. We want people to look at these images and say, ‘How did nature do that?’
— Lawrence Friedl, the director of NASA's Applied Sciences Program and the editor of a project called Earth as Art

Here is a few from their collection as well. Check out the article and more more images here.