What could be better than a sweet little fire in a calm summer night. That's basically what I wanted to show. To give you a little impression of what it looked like before have a look at this little animation.
I hope you like it! I'm really looking forward to your feedback
Dream by `taenaron
realityfaery said: "This is wonderfully detailed and all of the elements are seamless. " And I couldn't agree more. It fills me with a sense of wonder and awe. (
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Ah, the tranquility and warmth of a dark summer's night. Staring up and the seamless sky with its countless stars and celestial bodies can spark the warming embers of nostalgia in any of us. Memories of trips taken throughout the summer to places that you've never been, enjoying the company of friends and family over the course of those times as you all basked in the very glory of the summer season and even experience some of the best moments of your life under the glow of the summer sun or the summer moon. Despite the cold touch of winter upon many of us, we can still sit in our homes, our offices or what have you and indulge or mind's in a decadent trip down the sun-drenched streets of memory lane. Dream, created by the heliocentric `taenaron, provides us with one such memory of summer that some would hold very dearly. The warmth of the bonfire, the company of others around its warmth and light, the tranquil view of the stars, and in this case planet, above. All of these elements combine to make not only a great memory, but a pretty cool piece of space art as well.
To begin with, the artist's signature photomanipulative skills are on display with the same level of quality as with many of his pieces. The transition from the photo to the stars and planets has an almost seamless quality and really makes it look as if its a real photo. As with many of `taenaron's pieces, the planetary texture use is on full display and does not disappoint the viewing eye. The use of visible lighting and continental shaping upon its surface give off a good impression of habitation as well as adding that extra piece of personality that are found with many of his pieces.
The quality of the picture is also a star piece. The angle of the shot really ads a more dynamic feeling to it as if you're looking at the scene if you were there at a distance. Its clear that a lot of thought and preparation was put into this shot for this piece. Contrast usage as well as tweaking the brightness worked really well in the piece's favor without appearing as if it were overbearing or excessive.
However, there are still a few things that could improve this piece. A nice depth of field effect for the foreground foliage would look great, as their current state does make them appear a bit fuzzy to the eye. Also, maybe its my screen, but the picture does look as if it were stretched just a bit. On the other hand, that one may just be a resolution error on my part.
Alterations and small complaints aside, the piece still looks good. The quality of the planets as well as the stars look really natural as well as carrying a subtle glow without appearing too bright. The photo and the brightness/contrast ratio are just right and the overall idea behind the picture is great. Nice job, `taenaron!