This is based on the 7th season STTNG episode "The Pegasus
". Cmdr. Riker's former CO, Admiral Pressman, comes aboard the Enterprise and takes command over a salvage operation to retreive the formerly deemed lost prototype Oberth-class vessel U.S.S. Pegasus.
Eventually the ship is found inside an asteroid in the Devolin system and Admiral Pressman, against Capt. Picard's better judgment, orders the Enterprise inside the Asteroid. Eventually the Pegasus is found half stuck inside the rock and it is later found out, that the Pegasus was equipped with an experimental Phasing Cloak
which not only cloaks a ship using it, but lets it pass through normal matter.
Due to an accident the cloaking device failed while the ship was drifting through the asteroid, leaving it stranded as it was found here by the Enterprise.---
Background: Created by me in PS. A combination out some own rock photographs and some Google found stock.
Meshes: Galaxy-class by Prologic9, Oberth-class by Gerard Duffy.
Composition: Scene and lighting setup in LW, final composition in PS. Initially rendered first image with Oberth-class, then further modified background, digitally generating the effect the ship being stuck in rock. Second render session added the Enterprise. Final modifications in PS including glows, blurs, lights and shadows. Added slight blue-ish tinge and grain for TV effect.
Additions: Changed Oberth-class registry from U.S.S. Aries in PS postwork to U.S.S. Pegasus as shown in the episode.
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Original size: 2000x1100
Total time approx. 5 hours incl. render time and 365 layers in PS.---
Comments and critique welcome as usual. Full view recommended. Enjoy.Updated Apr 2011.
Thank you to *TreeClimber once more, for valuable suggestions and continual input. Changes involve sharpening of stone surface areas to achieve a more rugged and less smooth look.