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First Snow by taenaron First Snow by taenaron
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First Snow

First work for some weeks. I just wanted to learn more about terragen. And that's the result. I know, it's no big innovative monster artwork, but I like the mood in it. It's like the first day of winter, snow at evening and everything's just silent and peaceful. Lovely :D

I hope you like it too. :+devwatch: :+fav: and Comments welcome like everytime.

Technical Informations:
- 4000x3000 px 300dpi
- rendertime of terragenpart: 6hours
- some of my own stocks
- Adobe Photoshop CS + 3dsMax9
- 70 layers, 500mb psd


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edit: deleted river on planet, improved the moon and the lighthouse
edit²: added promised widescreen.sizes
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:iconlassebauer:
At first glance I thought this was a pretty neat sci-fi image. The composition is very good, and the artist know how to guide your eyes thru his visuals. An overall feeling of emptiness (the bare rocks and no sign of life anywhere), loneliness (am I stuck on this planet? Who left me there?) and unwelcoming atmosphere (the mountains look icy and cold) is the first thing I register.
But then, as your eyes go exploring you notice a small beacon on top of the the most prominent mountain. There is life after all! Perhaps I am not stuck here anyway? Perhaps I live here...I may even be on a trip exploring this planet?
I always love when an artwork tells more than just the apparent story, and this one does so very well.
But the single detail that sucked me into this image, was the small planet or moon situated between "my" planet, and the large Earth-like planet in the back.
That globe makes the whole picture 3-dimensional, believable and lifelike.
The only hickup I have are the distant white mountains and their surrounding white "glow", atmosphere or mist.
They look like they don´t really belong.
Other than that, this is a great piece of artwork that looks like an image pulled out of the NASA archives 2167 A.D.
What do you think?
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:iconhudshefa2008:
great really great photo i love that
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:icontranhbang:
It is very very nice and fits my lcd 22". tks so much
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:iconmaximun2k10:
Maximun2k10 Jun 24, 2008
So cool man...
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:iconfrenchfox:
:wow: Fabulous work ! what wonderful image ! :heart:
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:iconkrathalos:
Krathalos Mar 17, 2008  Student General Artist
dude...this is amazing. I really love this picture, it truly is peaceful and it sets an extremely calm mood. Love it.

I got a new desktop by the way. Guess what it is! =D
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:icongehdahnia:
Gehdahnia Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Thats really awesome, I luw it :+favlove:
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:iconwjrmll:
This is amazing. Great work.
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:iconlgmac:
OUTSTANDING!!!
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:iconzamaza:
O wow, the improvement on the moon... I thought it looked a little odd before, but now it fits right in. Good call on that one :)

My favorite part is still the tiny little people ....lol

I think I'd want to live somewhere near here if it was real. So pretty. Very cold, but very pretty.
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:icontw1nkles:
tw1nkles Sep 13, 2007   Photographer
It's not innovative monster artwork?
... could have fooled me!

I think it's beautiful :)
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