Bridge to nowhere 2  

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Uploaded: 04/10/11 4:40 PM GMT
Bridge to nowhere 2
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I really should live with my images for a while before I post them. The previous version just had not had enough time spent on finishing it and looked like a lot of stuff just put together. Hopefully this one is a little more realistic. As before a combination of 4 fractal images, 1 mandelbox and 3 mandelbulbs with a background courtesy of NASA (Neptune and Triton) and ESO (Milky Way). I livened up the foreground a little with some natural, if slightly alien, additions and put a solitary figure walking along the bridge to add emphasis and scale. I wont change it again, I promise. Thanks to those who already posted.


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04/10/11 4:53 PM GMT
Cool very Cool.

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04/10/11 5:35 PM GMT
This one is better, Chris. Especially in the merging on the right lower quadrant. The moon seems sharper and so does the bridge.
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04/10/11 6:01 PM GMT
This is better. The addition of the man on the bridge enables us to understand the scale. Only the '+' shape of the light on top right in the old one looked better for me. Very creative work.

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04/10/11 7:16 PM GMT
Best of luck to you in the contest!! This is a fabulous entry:)
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04/11/11 2:53 AM GMT
What a great creation. Love the man on the bridge. The deep valley is beautiful
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04/11/11 1:23 PM GMT
This is very deatailed and appealing to the eye in so many ways. Great creation! Perfect for the contest. Good luck!
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04/11/11 3:02 PM GMT
Impressing !
Good luck !
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04/11/11 8:12 PM GMT
Fantastic creation.Superb entry.Good luck.
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04/13/11 9:13 AM GMT
I like it very much. So many details to take in. Background compliments it so well. Very creative well put together.
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04/13/11 4:28 PM GMT
I saw your first one...the addition of the lone figure really adds something...great work, of luck.
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04/16/11 12:51 AM GMT
Put together very well. It is a great computer landscape and I wish I could do something like that. Good job my friend.
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04/25/11 3:23 PM GMT
Congratulations on your second place finish in the contest Chris. Your hard work paid off.
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04/25/11 3:50 PM GMT
I like this very much, especially the soft, glowing areas contrasting with the hard techy edges. Well done on your placing. :-)
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04/25/11 4:25 PM GMT
Chris congrats on your win in the Bridges contest well done.

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The reason why the sun sets in the evening is because it wants to see the sunrise in the morning. I rise in the morning because I want to see them both. RvdB
04/25/11 4:59 PM GMT
Well I didn't think I would get 2nd. Thanks to all who voted for me.
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04/25/11 5:45 PM GMT
Congrats on the 2nd place Chris. A very fine entry this is.
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04/25/11 8:49 PM GMT
Congrats Chris - a very artistic creation!!- and the one I voted as 1st place. Patti
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04/27/11 5:55 PM GMT
Nicely done, Chris.

I did have the benefit of being able to see your image here, creative predecessor. And the changes/additions are indeed marked improvements in pulling the various imagery elements/facets together.

Particularly like the additional lighting in the lower right-hand side ... in and amongst that part of the terrestrial terrain.


The flare/celestial body.

Think I prefer the original on the notes of the brightness values.

The filled in depressions on the 'walkway'.

In my humble opinion, think you could have left some more delineation (revealed more of, in short) and light on/in those areas.

Although, since this is a work of sci-fi fantasy ... certainly not out of the realm of creativity with the rest of your piece. Simply trying to reference, in my mind, the dominant light source(s) and how they would fall/light ... that part of the landscape.

/\ Couldn't very well cheat you out of some words, now could I?

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It is a good good piece. Markedly improved over the original and well deserving of it's place in the contest.

Congratulations and thank you for sharing this one with us. :o)
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