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12/31/06 11:13 PM GMT
What an Incredible Sky!! How the hell did you manage something like THAT in Bryce!!!??
Really Beautiful man.

Happy New Year to you too!!
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12/31/06 11:16 PM GMT
Wow! Super! How have I been missing your work all this time? That won't happen again.
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12/31/06 11:44 PM GMT
Very nice! Happy New Year!
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein
01/01/07 12:19 AM GMT
Thank you very much everyone. Here's a little backstory on the picture.

The sky is by Vue 6 Esprit, water by plug-in 'Flood'. One of the longest renders I've ever sat through - 159 hrs (the image was also rendered in 16 bit, which is something new & probably greatly added to the render time). Obviously my G4 was out of its depth and I'll probably look seriously at the (rumored) 8 core Power Macs equipped for multithreading coming out in 2007. The sky was created with a new atmosphere editor in Vue 6 called 'Spectral Light'. Since my previous images were done fairly rapidly with Vue 5, I had no idea what a long slog this would turn out to be. If I'd also done the water in Vue 6, it would've probably taken another week. The water editor in Vue 6 has also been upgraded to include translucency and scattering functions that are also going to be a strain on my 5 year old Mac. Ray tracing programs like Vue, Terragen, Lightwave 3D, Mojoworld, 3ds Max, Maya, etc. are becoming very advanced in their realism and I'm moderately pleased with the results here, even if I did cheat a bit with the quick & dirty 'Flood'.

Again, from my computer to yours, Happy New Year.
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Sic transit gloria mundi
01/01/07 1:23 AM GMT
wow. It didn't look much from the thumbnail, I actually thought it was a photograph. But full-view... this is amazing. The sky especially... i wish I saw skies like that every day above my head... amazing.
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01/01/07 2:34 AM GMT
I'd a had a sh-- fit Russ, or probably died of old age before it was done. Wudda had ta leave a note to please post this to Caedes and tell everyone I croaked waitin' on it. LOL Very nice though ......... I particularly like the sky.
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Always remember - Follow the Yellow Brick Road, it will lead you to the Emerald City and OZ A very nice place to repose. Trust me on this one, I live there ............The Lion...................... MY GALLERY - The Magical Mystery Tour
01/01/07 3:32 AM GMT
WOW! Simply amazing, looks like it was a total creation form the mind.
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01/01/07 11:42 AM GMT
Wonderful and authentic appearing. The warmth of colours are spectacular. Excellent work.
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01/01/07 4:49 PM GMT
Amazing scene..Fantastic work with Magic colors ..Wow..Love it..
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01/01/07 6:01 PM GMT
That is just insane, I am not sure how else to put it! Great work
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Fighting for freedom is like screwing for virginity. - Anon
01/08/07 5:13 PM GMT
What colors! It is so intensive, I love it!!!
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Reality is a question of perspective!
01/11/07 6:16 AM GMT
great and nice work , into my faves

My Gallery.
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do it
02/14/07 3:34 AM GMT
Just exploring and came across this photo. Wish I had the skills to do it. Congrats.
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If you have time to complain about it, you have time to do it yourself.
03/15/07 3:09 AM GMT
Fabulous work.

Great combination here.

- cfr
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05/07/07 11:24 PM GMT
Truly excellent image. Fantastic colors.
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05/25/07 6:06 PM GMT
Simply beautiful! I love the stars in the sky and how realistic you made the water look. Great work!
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Famous last words: "Hey, watch this!"........ My Gallery
08/21/07 9:01 PM GMT
Wow. =) A pleasure to the eyes.
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To be true to myself, I must first know myself
03/08/08 12:48 AM GMT
This is totally awesome, especially in 1600 X 1200!

Good job, I am adding this to my beautiful wallpaper collection for sure!
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