Reflecting on Shadows  

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Uploaded: 08/19/07 12:36 AM GMT
Reflecting on Shadows
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A Vue Esprit 6.0 creation. Took 116+ hours to render. Thanks for looking.


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08/19/07 2:37 AM GMT
Wow...I hope you have more than one computer!! Or perhaps yours is powerful enough to multitask on even such a complex job as this. It was certainly worth the time that went into it. I just love the way the light, shadow and trees are handled here. I feel like I should write a missive since it took you so long to create, but this note will have to suffice, and I'll stick it in my renders fave file..thanks, Wendy :)

♥PJ 005

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08/19/07 3:06 AM GMT
~ Absolutely awesome.
I'm usually not fond of computer art landscapes...but this goes above and beyond most I've seen. Fantastic work!
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08/19/07 3:49 AM GMT
I realy like the depth of the this image the colors stand out real well did you mean to produce the human figure in the pond reflection of the trees. or was it a mishape that worked out
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08/19/07 4:30 AM GMT
Wow, what a magnificent rendering! It have been worth the time you spent on it, its result is so beautiful!
The light and shadow effects are just gorgeous, making it seem something as a dreamy wonderland!! color of trees fits perfect also! fav, sure! :D
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08/19/07 5:15 AM GMT
I don't know a thing about Vue Esprit or rendering but this is IMPRESSIVE! Duly downloaded! :o)
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08/19/07 7:13 AM GMT
Magical and Marvellous!...this is terrific work...very well done!
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08/19/07 7:34 AM GMT
simply wow :D great work
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08/19/07 7:53 AM GMT
Big WOW factor! ...saw this in the VB Wendy! a really beautiful creation!
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08/19/07 9:04 AM GMT
Magical, beautiful... no words GREAT
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08/19/07 12:41 AM GMT
Stunning Wendy! THose colours in the trees are outstanding and the sky is perfect. This looks very, very realistic. Great work. To think I complain when a render takes 3hrs,you got great patience as well Wendy.

Ian :)

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08/19/07 12:51 AM GMT
Hi Wen
It's been a while since Your last upload, and now I can see why, and it's been worth the wait !! Beautiful, and stunning are words that come to mind. Have You heard of a uploaders website called "Artnutz" this is a place where Your work will shine brightly.
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08/19/07 1:26 PM GMT
Great photograph. Thanks for sharing.

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08/19/07 3:33 PM GMT
Lovely work. Very impressive. I can't imagine tying my computer up for that long but, as phasmid said, maybe you have another or one good at multi-tasking. Terrific results, though. It's the trees I really like in this - such beautiful colours and fabulous details. I also especially like the hills in the distance on the right hand side and the way the horizon seems lost in a haze of mist.

The shape of the water looks slightly angular to me, but this is a very minor point which I hardly dare mention given the render time, in any case. (Also, nobody else mentioned it, so it is likely my eyes!)

It's the colours and light that make this so special, I think. The angle of the light seems simply perfect for the landscape you've created here. It looks beautiful without looking artificially perfect - the clouds suggest their might be rain soon, for example.

I also like the sense that (I think) the camera is located under a tree - you can see the fallen blossom (?) and the shadow. I don't know why, but it makes me feel more included in the place somehow.

- cfr
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08/19/07 6:22 PM GMT
Fantastic,Deep and Magical work with Wonderful colors..
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08/20/07 12:04 AM GMT
Wow, Wen! There are hardly enough words to describe what I see here. The work and time you spent really shows. Absolutely wonderful.
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08/22/07 3:06 AM GMT
OK Wendy....
Stunning, just doesen't even come close to discribing this Image.

116 hours........
I have to ask. Is that sky Rendered or "maniped"?
Only thing I'd "wonder" about is the "reflection" of the trees in the "water" in the front.
Personally, I'd have done some "clone work" to eliminate those damn "Straight lines".
Stunning Render and definately a Fav!!
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08/25/07 4:13 PM GMT
This is gorgeous, Wendy. Worth the effort and time.
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08/25/07 9:40 PM GMT
Umm.. Can we say.. Beautiful?? Yes.. I think thats a good word for it. Great job.
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08/25/07 9:43 PM GMT
Wow, Wen -- it was worth all the time and effort. This goes into my faves.
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08/25/07 9:51 PM GMT
Wendy, I am so taken by Reflecting on Shadows. The colors and composiion are terrific. It is my current wall paper. Thank you for such a wonderful work.
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08/31/07 3:56 AM GMT
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01/06/08 3:28 AM GMT
Very, very nice Wendy - the trees & sky are terrific. I wish you'd used a procedural terrain, but that's just my taste. The long render times are really a drag and must be a consequence of the more realistic modeling used for spectral atmospheres. I frequently run week long renders (or longer) and it can seriously impact creativity. Anyway, keep up the great work.
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02/26/08 11:38 PM GMT
i hope that i make sense as a say this, so here goes.

i agree that the water is angular, but the whole image seems to be focused--like a bullet--on the trees in the center, so you can get away with it.

i love the image. it's intoxicatingly (don't think that's a word) beautiful. if i were a fairy i would love to wake up and see that waiting for me.
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03/20/08 11:37 PM GMT
Oh my gosh! This was well worth the wait. Fabulous textures and realism here. I like the reflections on the terrain.
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03/23/08 11:47 AM GMT
Wow that's outstanding. I do agree on the shape of the water but it doesn't look out of place. Attention-grabbing work this, it jumped out at me.
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04/26/08 5:20 PM GMT
Fantastic work!!
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02/24/09 11:54 PM GMT
Absolutely mesmerizing!!!!! Incredible color and contrast. Another Wowzer for my Browser. Stunning work.
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12/13/09 6:57 PM GMT
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08/04/10 11:37 AM GMT
wow amazing creation
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11/20/10 5:00 PM GMT
nice one!
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01/07/11 10:14 AM GMT
amazing !
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