The Three Blue Globes

A 3D render of Juno created from the official 3D object published by NASA, converted in Verto Studio (iOS) and then shaded & rendered by Matter (iOS), with a little bloom added in Procreate (iOS).

The composited image behind consists of images photographed from Juno’s fourth orbit around Jupiter (Perijove 4). The original is a colour image and has since been selected by NASA for inclusion in the Juno Citizen Science documentary.

The complete image as seen here is used as the cover art for the track ”Gravity Assist”.

The Three Blue Globes

A composition of three blue globes, set against a background of red consisting of a photograph of the southern poles of Jupiter. The original greyscale photographs have been processed entirely on an iPhone 5 using just “Moldiv”- a simple photo editing app.

By applying various filters and sharpening to the original greyscale RGB filtered images, the composite slowly evolved into a sequence of globes iterating into the distance, overlaying and recycling several of the results with different light subtraction methods produced the result shown.

In order to do proper processing of the Juno images, an application capable of loading three separate images into each colour channel (red, green and blue) is required. Sadly, nothing like that existed on the iPhone at the time.

A few more compositions have been created in a similar fashion- the layering and colour coordination must have caught the team’s eyes because THREE of these images have been included in the documentary as highlights about art!

The Wormhole Generation
Reminiscent of a Mandlebrot fractal, titled ”The Wormhole Generation”.
Juno Has Arrived
Titled “Juno Has Arrived”

orbits Ablaze

To save your neck, the original orientation is below
The Pagoda leaves light trails on a long exposure taken with an iPhone app (NightCap Pro).
The Pagoda by silhouette
Orbits Ablaze

The third image selected for the NASA documentary reel, shown sideways for dramatic effect. The image submitted to the project was originally vertical, however I support NASA’s aesthetic choice to rotate, swish swish swish!

The original blue globes composite is now underneath some interesting colourful lines but what are they? Both me and Ilona-Ruby would venture out to De Efteling with our yearly subscription, so plenty of time to hang around and relax in a local fantasy-themed park. I could go into a lot of detail about how this park makes a Dutch person Dutch but suffice to say, knowing their engineering and aptitude for aethetics, De Efteling has helped shape the imagination of many-a-child growing up in the Netherlands.

Rotate the image on to the side and you will be able to see that these are light-trails left behind by a large illuminated structure rising into the air, with some blurry trees in the foreground. The pagoda is one of the Eftelings iconic attractions offering views of the surrounding area as far as the eye can see.

Unfortunately it seems I have lost the original composition as I didn’t think it was that good and so I deleted it shortly after uploading it to NASA’s website. I must have also deleted it from there at some point, but not before it was snagged for the documentary, I do have a partial square clipping of it though!

Documentary Time

End Credits

All of my Juno contributions are attributed to the name ”Wintje”, as shown in the credit roll.

Wintje is a pseudo-dutch-diminutive of the name ”Winter” whose last last name happens to be Mr Bynes. Pronounced in my English Midlands accent, this is phonetically equivalent to the words ”Wind Turbines”, and thus it is now time for Juno and me to swish swish swish you all the very best and thank you for visiting the art journal!

“The name’s Bynes, Winter Bynes, lmaooo”.