The Artdog Image of Interest
Because who doesn’t love a great mountain picture in mid-July, this is an image from National Geographic. Do you recognize the mountain?
If you said “Everest!” you’re right. This actually isn’t one picture, however. It’s 26. And it’s no casual snapshot.
This high-altitude photog and his even-higher-altitude drone achieved the amazing feat of a 360-degree panorama (if you join the left and right edges of the picture together, they match), and it was a nail-biter to the bitterly cold end.
Not only has Everest been a particularly deadly mountain to attempt this year, but the intense cold at that altitude was a battery-killer, too. Ozturk had at most 15 minutes of flight-time . . . and that’s if the wind cooperated. Which it almost never did. He and his team racked up a lot of failed tries before they nailed it.
This is how the pros make it look easy. You thought this was just a beautiful mountain picture at first, didn’t you?
The Death Zone, for pity’s sake!
So, next time you’re embarked on a creative journey and start getting discouraged, remember Renan Ozturk! (and don’t forget your oxygen).
I also want to thank MEME for the, um, meme.