This idea came to me today while driving to work. The portal was something in particular that I took a lot of time with. I took two gateways (see the stock references below) and put them together for it. The entire piece had to be adjusted a bit for the lighting.
I was aiming for a shimmering type effect with the gate but I couldn't quite do it the way I wanted, if you look closely you will see a wave like effect with some shimmer and slight distortions to lock in the effect.
I have to thank the folks who put stock up... I tend to be like a kid in the candy story with the choices... The Sorceress(rammkitty-stock) The background around the protal (kaistock) The portal frame (KLStock) The castle in the portal (Dezzan-Stock)
Just to reflect how odd I can be at times, I re-uploaded this twice as I noticed it had a bit of a cropping issue ... and the tower in the portal was at an angle that didn't look right to me...