this is a picture i had in mind quite a time now. like gleisshammer i got the idea almost a year ago. a pure sea scenery with wonderful warm colors. a picture you can look at with a wish to be there. the feel the sun on your skin and the soft winds striding through your hairs.
the basic pic i used here was rendered 3 times. everytime with different settings. i blended them in photoshop and deleted all stuff i didn’t need for the actual pic. since all is water it damn took a while to get the pics rendered. in photoshop i added fog, sunbeams and stars for the sky. also some clouds that i laid over to creat a more intense feeling of depth. you’ll notice that, where the sun is set over the horizon, we have a straight line. right in the middle of the haze – that’s actually because the suns heat paved a way through the atmosphere and vaporized the fog/haze in that area. that gives a ‘gate’ like look i really like in this piece. in the end it’s a simple piece that focus lies on colors and composition…
NOT MEANT TO LOOK LIKE A REALITY SIMULATION – IT’s FANTASY!
rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
terrain created with // terragen
rendered resolution // 4500×3375
rendering time // 4 rendered pics – ca. 40 hours
render without post process // [link]
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // over a period of 2 weeks (ca. 18 hours work)
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 4500×3375 -> 238mb
total layers // ca 30
inspired by // my imagination