Sunday, February 26, 2012

An Urban legend Debunked

This beautiful work of art by Inga Nielsen is titled "Hideaway." Inga said she created it on her computer using a scenery generator.  But it has been circulating around the Internet as a photograph since 2006, and was even featured as NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day."  
You can read more about it on Hoax-Slayer.
It is a beautiful scene in any case. Nice job, Inga!


Terri said...

That's the trouble with the Internet.. we all take it as gospel. We've all gotta guard ourselves against the hoaxes... and they aren't necessarily perpetrated by the originator. Recently I got cut off of Blogger for showing a cardinal quilt block that I made... a commentor writing in Spanish saw it elsewhere and accused me of plagerism... It took some doing to get Blogger to see that I had made the original and the picture. (I think she saw it on Pintrest and missunderstood how that works.) Anyway, I love the picture - it has a mood to it.

ThreeOldKeys said...

I agree with Terri --- it's a lovely, other-worldly picture.