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The Rolling Hills of the Third Moon

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The birds seem to enjoy visiting the landing tower, in the middle of the lake. It's almost like they know their bigger flying 'cousins', the spaceships, use this as their base.

She also likes to come here. She likes to go to the ventilation ducts, even though she knows it's against the rules. She doesn't care.
She likes to use this vantage point to gaze at the smooth rolling hills and the smooth rolling buildings from this suburb. The colony capital isn't far but it's here, in Suburb-23, they feel one with nature, far from the skyscrapers and domes.

For some reason, most birds don't like to go to the tower upper floors. Sometimes she goes there to have a better view but most of the times she's happy enough staying here, in the middle floors, where she can have some of the view and some of the birds at the same time.

Sometimes she feels that if she tried, she could fly away with them.

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I have several other images where the point of view is from within a cave or tunnel. I like to use this kind of composition to give the viewer a sense that he/she is entering a new place, a new world.
Here are some examples:

The Passage to Blue by ArthurBlue Wake up by ArthurBlue Caves of Tau Ceti by ArthurBlue The Other Side by ArthurBlue My castle by the sea by ArthurBlue Solstice by ArthurBlue

As those of you who follow my work already probably noticed, lately I've been using simple color schemes. This time, I used a "split complementary" scheme with teal, purple and orange. I didn't follow it precisely, just as a kind of guide.

As always, this image was rendered in Vue in a 3D virtual world that I created, without photo-manipulation.

EDIT: after the comment from hairyskeleton, I thought I needed to change something to mitigate that feeling. It was never my intention that humans couldn't touch the nature, quite the contrary, but I understood that feeling from the fact that the structures seem closed. So, I gave them an opening. :-) I modeled a quick change to the structure, re-rendered that bit and stitched it all together. Hope that feeling is somewhat minimized now. :-)
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MTLA's avatar
How colorful, how amazing, unusual. You're get your best, can't imagine this scene better.
Chanteur-de-Vent's avatar
Love the feeling of a start it gives. She's standing at the beginning of a road of a journey, with the whole world waiting on her. The way you played with the shadows on the foreground, it's like your eyes have to follow the light. And some sense of hope and curiosity comes from the perspective.
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thank you. Once again, you captured the essence. As you noticed, the foreground shadows in this one are very different from the following one and, yes, the essence is what you noticed: here she's invited to go because she probably doesn't come from the best of places (she even has a road in front of her), whereas in the following one, the shadows are intertwined with light (i.e., intertwined with the overall environment) and those shadows are there just as a natural part of the world. Not the case in this one.
GlassGuise's avatar
The lighting is so cool! 
MichaelJohnMorris's avatar
This is very well put together! ^^
FFworkshop's avatar
Lovely image :) Has a very conceptual feel - bet it would work as a book cover!
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thank you! Several people have made similar comments about several of my images. Actually, I was invited several times to make book covers but so far I have turned them all down. Maybe one day... :-)
tsahel's avatar
it's wonderful !
Ivladislaw's avatar
Beautiful work!
I also like to create scenes with some cave or window leading into a new world.
ivladislaw.deviantart.com/art/…
ivladislaw.deviantart.com/art/…

Sometimes this is a portal.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urvw_e…
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thank you! What did you use to model that? I saw in your tags that you include both Bryce and Blender but, at least the first one really looks like Bryce. You know, Bryce was the first software I tried when I started doing 3D worlds, back in 2007. :-) And interestingly, I'm now starting to learn Blender. :-)
Ivladislaw's avatar
I used Brice for creation "Legend of stones". The window was being created with Blender but the view beyond them with Bryce. Some other works were being created with Bryce.
ivladislaw.deviantart.com/art/…
I created the boat in Blender and exported it to Bryce. There was photomanipulation with the beach and surf.  One man who worked with Vue gave me advice about that. He said that the surf that looks real is very difficult or impossible to create with 3D. He liked to create fantastic scenes with robots and spaceships.
After some time I created the sea foam with Blender without photomanipulation using particle system.
ivladislaw.deviantart.com/art/…
But this method is very "heavy" for PC.
This is another variant of "Beach dreams" which I created in Blender fully. There is a generator for creation of trees but the palm trees worked out not good enough.
Beach dreams - 2 by Ivladislaw
Yogin-Sothoth's avatar
looks like a planet from dragon ball z :) especially the trees in the far right side
ArthurBlue's avatar
Really?! :-) That's interesting.
Yogin-Sothoth's avatar
kinda. great piece btw :)
RSchlenker's avatar
fantastic! very unique & fun color scheme
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thank you, my friend. :-)
BillyNikoll's avatar
Everything shares a certain color range.
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thanks. Yes, I'm glad you noticed that. :-)
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hairyskeleton's avatar
My feeling is that Humans would not be happy living in this world. They don't seem to do well separated from the land where they have to live in artificial surroundings. And it appears in this depiction that the land is untouched outside of human habitation of the buildings. Perhaps this land is poison, I dunno, but people have to be able to poke their hands in the soil, touch a green tree leaf, or wade across a flowing stream to be happy. Otherwise if they lived in surroundings made of glass and steel that would be the same as living in a prison.
ArthurBlue's avatar
Thanks a lot for this feedback. It was never my intention that humans couldn't touch the nature, quite the contrary, but I understood that feeling from the fact that the structures seem closed. So, I gave them an opening now. :-) I modeled a quick change to the structure, re-rendered that bit and stitched it all together. Hope that feeling is somewhat minimized now. :-) What do you think?

Anyway, your opinion was really interesting, from a "anthropological" or sociological viewpoint. These are buildings obviously in close contact with nature, to the extreme that the manufacturer didn't want to disturb the hills and made the buildings according to nature's design. So, it's obviously a more environmentally friendly design, and more in unison with nature, than a modern city normally is, where nature is simply trashed down to bring up some skyscraper in its place. There's no soil to touch there, no green leaves to touch, no flowing streams. But yet, would you make that comment regarding a normal city? Would this place seem more like a "prison", as you say, than a normal modern city? I'm really intrigued... :-)
hairyskeleton's avatar
I don't speak for everyone. But, one could certainly argue that big modern cities have become nothing more than temporary jails for Humans. In a big city city like New York- (Yes, I'm picking on NYC I know, sorry fans) I think the city developers realized early on the survival need to have Central Park right on the city margin. Other cities followed suit early on by building parks to incorporate into, indeed "fitted" into a city so that folks could commune with Nature. On a much larger scale what would the USA be without National Parks and Forests? You could argue that those large tracts of land set aside for the benefit of the People provide somewhat of a balance to everything that is wrong with urban settings and bring back a certain mindful sanity. I'm not a farmer, but land conservation means a lot to me. If you don't take care of the land, where will you live? I was born and raised in the big city, and when I was young the city never treated me wrong. But, when I got older my family moved to the suburbs and then eventually to the country. So I have seen both worlds, and my choice would be to be light years apart from all the steel and glass, crowds, crime and pollution that goes along with it. The older I get, I find it is "okay" to be in the city for a short time, but spending an extended time in the city is poison to my brain and I have a real need to back to the business of living so that I can breathe.

In that regards I am reminded of the original season 3 episode of Star Trek, entitled "The Way to Eden"(1969). In that episode the insane Dr. Sevrin, who was a product of artificial environments all his life contracts a virus known as Synthecoccus novae from being in that kind of sterile environment and he is a carrier of the disease and he believes the only remedy for being "cleansed" of the virus is to take over the Enterprise and navigate to a planet called, "Eden". When they arrive on Eden the planet is purposely made to look like the garden from the Book of Genesis, but when Dr. Sevrin bites into the native fruit he dies from cyanide because all the plant life is poison.

I'm glad you added the portal to Nature. I can assume (without seeing) that there are other portals, but I'm wondering if there really are indeed enough of them.

"These are buildings obviously in close contact with nature, to the extreme that the manufacturer didn't want to disturb the hills and made the buildings according to nature's design". Wait a minute. That sounds like an oxymoron. What part of nature uses glass and steel to build a portrait? Fire the architect! His/her attempt to fit buildings in with Nature is parsecs short of being in touch with Nature's palette!

I'm glad you brought up anthropology. I was an anthro major early in my college attendance until I came to the bitter realization that financially I could never hope to make it work. I loved sociology as well, fascinating subject  :) (Smile) 
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