El efecto perspectiva es un cambio cognitivo de la conciencia que presentan algunos astronautas cuando ven la Tierra desde el espacio. Básicamente, lo que sucede es que la realidad de la Tierra y la idea que se tiene de la misma cambia en unos segundos al verla desde un ángulo totalmente nuevo: flotando en el vacío tras la fina capa que es la atmósfera.
Algo parecido sucede cuando vemos las fotos de Benjamin Grant dentro de su proyecto Daily Overview, inspirado precisamente en el efecto perspectiva (overview effect en inglés). En sus fotografías nos muestra una cara de nuestro planeta que no estamos acostumbrados a ver, en algunos casos ni siquiera somos capaces de imaginar cómo se ven desde las alturas esas calles que pisamos todos los días o esos lugares a los que queremos viajar porque nos parecen impresionantes. Pues bien, algunos lo son aún más.
Si aún no has descubierto su Instagram, te invitamos a hacerlo para que veas (y des «like») algunas de sus imágenes:
El Eixample de Barcelona
The Eixample District in Barcelona, Spain is characterized by its strict grid pattern and apartments with communal courtyards. This thoughtful and visionary design was the work of Ildefons Cerdà. His plan features broad streets that widen at octagonal intersections to create greater visibility with increased sunlight, better ventilation, and more space for short-term parking.
Angkor Wat, en Camboya
Campos de tulipanes en Holanda
Tulips fields bloom in Lisse, Netherlands. The Dutch produce a total of 4.3 billion tulip bulbs each year. 53% of the total harvest (2.3 billion) is grown into cut flowers. Of these, 1.3 billion are sold in the Netherlands as cut flowers and the remainder is exported: 630 million bulbs to Europe and 370 million elsewhere. This Overview is also on the Juxtapose page now so to be sure to check it out at dailyoverview.com/juxtapose
The town of Palmanova, Italy is recognized by its concentric layout known as a star fort. The rationale for this construction was that an attack on any individual wall could be defended from the two adjacent star points by shooting the enemy from behind. The three rings that surround Palmanova were completed in 1593, 1690, and 1813.
Terrazas de arroz en Yuanyang, China
Spectacular, terraced rice paddies cover the mountainsides of Yuanyang County, China. Cultivated by the Hani people for the last 1300 years, the slope of the terraces varies from 15 to 75 degrees with some having as many as 3,000 steps. Approximately 1.5 square miles of paddies are seen here surrounding the small village of Tuguozhai.
Barcos llegando al puerto de Surabaya, Indonesia
Cargo ships and tankers move through Tanjung Perak, the main port in Surabaya, Indonesia. Dredging projects are currently underway here to deepen the waters to 16 meters (52.5 feet) which will enable a larger generation of containers ships to pass through safely. The facility's principal exports are sugar, tobacco, and coffee.
El agua de las minas de Negaunee en Michigan, Estados Unidos
Tailings – the waste and byproducts from mining operations – are pumped into the Gribbens Basin next to the Empire and Tilden iron ore mines in Negaunee, Michigan, USA. Here, the materials are mixed with water to create a sloppy form of mud known as “slurry” that is pumped through magnetic separation chambers to increase the mine’s total output. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows approximately one square mile of the basin.
Campos de cultivo en Kansas, Estados Unidos
Cultivos de mejillón en la Ría de Arousa, Galicia
Mussel cultivation in the Ría de Arousa saline estuary off the coast of Galicia, Spain is the highest in the world. Floating rafts contain the nurseries where the mollusks grow on ropes until they are large enough to harvest. Mussel production has thrived here because there is an usually high concentration of phytoplankton in the water, providing the mussels with a protein-rich diet.
Bourtange, Países Bajos
Today we are doing a feed takeover for @theworldpost with a selection of Overviews from around the globe, including this one of Bourtange. This Dutch "star fort" was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Star forts were constructed in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.
Campos de colza en Luoping, China
Festival Burning Man en el desierto de Nevada, Estados Unidos
Burning Man is a week-long, annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA. Drawing more than 65,000 participants in 2014, the event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. The developed part of Black Rock City, the temporary residence of the campers, is arranged as a series of concentric streets with the "Man Sculpture" and his supporting complex at the center.
Puente Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasil
The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge is a steel and concrete structure that crosses Lake Paranoá in Brasília, Brazil. The main span has four supporting pillars submerged underwater, while the deck weight is supported by three 200-foot-tall (61 m) asymmetrical steel arches that crisscross diagonally over the bridge.
Campo de energía solar cerca de Toponah en Nevada, Estados Unidos
The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada powers up to 75,000 homes during peak electricity periods. So how does it work? The project uses 17,500 heliostat mirrors to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 540-foot (160 m) tall solar power tower. The molten salt then circulates from the tower to a storage tank where it is used to produce steam and generate electricity. One last thing – look closely at the lower left corner of this Overview and you’ll see an airplane flying over the complex!
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