Stars and Clouds by Pascal Petit
© 2010 Pascal Petit
Third Prize 3.
      Juror's Comment

      From Stephen Johnson:

      I wish I had been there, great illustration of the domes and their subject

      From Janet Jones:

      This huge observatory complex on its high promontory above the clouds affords an impressive view of the earth below and the skies above. The photograph itself is both esthetically beautiful and philosophically evocative, a reflection on the relationship of man to the universe. Compositionally, the row of lighted windows creates a diagonal that is met by the speeding downward course of the star trails. One blue light in a window echoes the blue of the sky.



    • Title: Stars and Clouds
    • Artist: Pascal Petit
    • From: Portet sur Garonne, France

    • e-mail: petit@ast.obs-mip.fr