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This is my personal favorite shot over the last 12 months
Location: Quintana Roo, Riviera Maya, Mexico. Equipment: Nikon D5200 + Nikkor 10-24mm. Technique: Photomatix Pro 5 and Photoshop CS6 from 3 x RAW in 1.5 EV exposures. Hand-blended. Download: 1280x800, Premium 2560x1600.
...we are moving towards summer! You should see how I had to bend down to take this considering I am on crutches and can't bend my right leg at the knee. It was hilarious!
Location: North arm of the Fraser River, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm @ MF, the focus was set to be such on purpose. Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.0 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures. Download: Up to 2560x1600, 2560x1440, and 1600x1200.
This is entered into the "The Colours of Renewal" contest - [link]
As a tribute for my most popular picture The Rise of a Planet that recently hit 6.000 favs I came up with this scene. The image is also part of The Luminarium's latest exhibition called Gaia (www.theluminarium.net). My girlfriend helped me a lot with suggestions during the work.
It started as a little play with world machine and ended up as a new wallpaper. To avoid confusion: the planet on the right side got hit by an asteroid. The asteroid had enough power to cut a rift into the planet. The image shows the moment when the sun is right behind the planet and shining through this hole. I'm not completely sure about that part because it also could be some kind of crazy explosion. But due to the strong light of the sun, you won't see the hole itself. But I hope my little explanation made it clear
The rest shows a peaceful planet with some smaller colonies. The viewer (you) stands on a platform enjoying the sight. And yes... there are birds on this world. Why? Because I made a cool photo and because I like birds
Information Software: World Machine, Terragen, Photoshop Hardware: Canon EOS 50D, Wacom Graphire 4 Time: all in all some days No coffee but tea this time
This is also a little present for you because today is my third birthday here at dA. Time is flying by...
I ever wanted to do such a pic. And finally I'm pretty happy. I know there are still some things that seem to be kinda off but I don't care because the whole image is (in my opinion) in harmony. The most time I spent on the galaxy that is about to be destroyed by a giant black hole. Some last Star-Destroyer are on the run. Unfortunately this epic scene takes place behind the planet, so you won't see it I'm really sorry but I had to pay some attention to realism, and a planet isn't transparent.