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Saturn Seen From Above Titan
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Saturn Seen From Above Titan
"I envisioned this piece during a flight to Europe at 36,000 feet over the North Atlantic. After watching dramatic dusk-to-dawn lighting changes over the four-hour portion of the flight that we were in relative darkness, I was especially taken by the heavy cloud-cover being lit at a very low angle by the early morning sun. The scene was one that just had to be painted with Saturn floating above the horizon.

Of course, artistic license was taken in this piece, as the stars would not be seen in such numbers or brightness as I have depicted in the scene."

Frank Hettick   © 2003
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