13 August 2008

Dusk at Cape Verde

Posted by Ryan Anderson

Hello everyone! I am back from my adventures in Hawaii, and have learned a lot about volcanism and conducted some valuable research on the consistency of Hawaiian beach sand… I have a bunch of emails to catch up on before making a real substantive post, but I couldn’t resist sharing the latest view of Cape Verde from Opportunity. This mosaic was taken at dusk after the sun had set, and the diffuse lighting gives a great view of the details of the cliff wall. It took a lot of careful image processing because of the dust on Pancam’s windows, and changes in the brightness of the sky, but the result is spectacular! Take a look (click for full res).