Our whole idea of imagery is changing right before our eyes. Look at this new picture snapped by what is being called the new Hubble Telescope for the sun.
For some more amazing sun pics from NASA courtesy of their SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) click here. Just way cool
But pics of the sun aren’t the only images that are shifting under our eyelids as we speak. Fans of the movie Avatar can check themselves out (through an app) as if they were a character in the movie.
Of course, retouching images to eliminate the “average” and convert to “superstar” status has become so commonplace for magazines that virtually no real actor, actress, model and so on have their real shots published without a wee bit of photoshop. Britney Spears, remarkably, just agreed to allow her non-retouched images to be published right along side her retouched images.
Have you seen the latest book cover starring Abe Lincoln, Vampire Hunter lately?
Now messing with images is nothing new. Stalin routinely zapped people out of pics, as this shot from the 1930’s shows.
Mao did it, too…