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Farewell by BLPH Farewell by BLPH
The world is in ruins. There is no hope left to start a new life on this planet after what has happened. Those that have the chance depart from this desolate place to populate a different planet. Farewell, cruel world.


About two years ago, I took a photo of a plane that was circling at around 10km altitude. The photo itself doesn't look that special at all; but the colors in that shot came out so amazing that they provide a great color-palette. In fact, Calamity is similarly based on that photo.

Enjoy! :)
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Fastforza1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Fantastic!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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bashscrazy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
dude you're so good.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks, mate :)
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EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. There's a movie called 'Elysium' that's coming out this year starring Matt Damon, I think it's plot is similar to what we were talking about.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh, thanks for the info! I'll check it out :)
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EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
This is just amazing. And you know, I sometimes have visions that this will be our actual fate someday, that we will destroy our own world and will be forced to go somewhere else (if there's any of us left).
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
I think so, too! Looking at the potential mankind has to destroy the world makes it the most likely thing to happen. And who knows if we'll then be able to escape at all?
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EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
We may have the technology to escape, but one day it may be too late if our current problems (economic decline, climate change, exploitation) continue to worsen.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Also, the question is who and how many are able to leave. Looking at the prices to shoot somebody up into space, there wouldn't be too many people able to pay for it. This assumes that the economical system has not altered, though. In a state of anarchy, things would become much more unpredictable. Either way, I assume that, from the whole world population, only a handful ever gets the chance to leave.
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EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
And I bet the people with the most money (the greedy nut jobs) will get first pick. And besides, how are you supposed to move eight or nine billion people off of a planet!
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Precisely. The monetary issue will limit it to probably less than 10000 people being able to financially afford a travel. And even if anybody was able to pay for it, there is no way to shoot them all into space. I read an interesting article about something related: [link] (true, it's not exactly our case but especially the ending gives a rough overview of the problems we face).
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EuropeanCar650 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you for the link!
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MangaAssault Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I like the wide scale !
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice stuff BLPH :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Cheers, mate!
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Bjoernulf24 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
nice.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjpremier:
JPremier Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Wow amazing job :),Im in love with this
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconjpremier:
JPremier Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
:)
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:iconouzo216:
ouzo216 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Lovely colors, as usual. I am a fan of this fire/ice phase of your work.
One question, are there enough shuttles for everyone? =p
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Under the premise that 99.99999999% of humanity has been wiped out: yes. Else: probably not :p
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:iconouzo216:
ouzo216 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
If(me=.true.)Then
Print*,'\rFind me a seat.'
Else
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
> ERROR: UNEXPECTED END OF STATEMENT!
> FATAL ERROR: CANNOT COMPILE!
> PROCESS ABORTED!
> SUGGESTED SOLUTION: "Divide by Zero"
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ouzo216 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
I might as well accept the null hypothesis that 99.99999% of humans will be wiped out and be happy with that. Shuttle is all yours. =p
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES! :woohoo:
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AsylusGoji91 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Is that another planet, besides the Earth?
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Fully up to the viewer's imagination ;)
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AsylusGoji91 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I see. Just a guess.
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BlessedPeach Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
this looks awesome. the colors are so harmonic
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Mondlichtfalter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful colours. the setting sun, the red-bleeding buildings that turn already dead-black and the diffusing clouds make a wonderful atmosphere. thrilling and beautiful
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Vielen vielen Dank! :)
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peccatori Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful job here! :clap:
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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jhmart1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Wow, if this isn't prophetic, I don't know what is... I would jump at the chance to board a flight off this world...!
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Yacad Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Great, I love the setting! The planet in the background must be huge, wonder how the tidal forces would affect the planet...
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)


I took the liberty to calculate the effects a planet like this would have to Earth.
One can estimate the planet's coverage of the sky to be around 60°. Assuming that it's as far away as the moon, the planet's radius can be calculated to about 222000km, which is over 30 times larger than Earth and 2 times larger than Jupiter. Furthermore, I assume the planet's density to be the same as Moon's which results in a mass of roughly 1.5*1029kg. That's pretty darn high :p

In its most simple way, the acceleration created by the moon on Earth's surface is around 3.4*10-5m/s². Compared to Earth's acceleration of 9.8m/s², that can almost be neglected.

However, with the data calculated beforehand and with the same formula, the acceleration created by the planet can be estimated to be around 71m/s². Essentially, this will not really cause any tidal waves; in fact, the water will simply take off, fly into space, and hit the planet. An acceleration of over 7G can yield to fractured bones and unconsciousness, it's about the same effect when your car hits a wall at a speed of around 30km/h. So basically, you'd be accelerated with an immense force off Earth and towards the planet; like any other thing on Earth. It'd certainly result in death and destruction, probably not the same way I illustrated it :p
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, this looks beautifully desolate.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha, this is the first time I see these words standing together :p

Thanks, mate!
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
schöne farben :thumbsup: ;)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Danke :)
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graudon7507 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Beatiful work like always.
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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graudon7507 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
You are very welcome.Have a nice day :)
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:iconblph:
BLPH Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, wish you the same! :)
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