Mt Tam Chiaroscuro

December 14, 2009 at 12:00 PM in: maps
North flank of Mt Tamalpais

North flank of Mt Tamalpais

I've been playing with making topo maps using elevation and land cover data. Enough is in place now that some of the bugs look interesting. My initial take on light and shadow turned out to be a bit aggressive.

At full size this image becomes very abstract and reminds me of camouflage. The stripes from the shaded relief look like some animal patterns, and the blockiness of the land cover data looks like MARPAT.

As a thumbnail it's more obvious what's going on:

North flank thumbnail
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