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This wallpaper started as little cloud training. As I liked the result I thought about what else I could add. In this case I decided to go for a sci-fi topic with a large starting ship that is causing atmospheric distubances resulting in lightnings. ;-)

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Image size
1920x1200px 1.34 MB
Canon EOS 50D
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 13, 2010, 11:45:52 AM
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

Wow, this is precisely the kind of pin up image that I absolutely love. Science Fiction in nature, expansive in scale and raising many questions about the world it was drawn from while also providing hint with with to go off of.

Now, allow me to move away from broad praise and move into the specifics. What I really like is how you've managed to compose this shot, with everything pointing towards the structure without making it feel staged or unnatural (to a point, I'll get to that in the next paragraph). I also like the design of the tower itself, evoking the feeling of something like the Combine tech from Half Life 2, which was equally as monolithic. I like the level of detail you've gotten into this scale is what I'm driving at.

That being said, there is a perspective problem. The mountains just fee wrong, either because they're too small or just given the wrong perspective in comparison to the tower. It might just be me, but they look more like another image that was copy pasted over the field rather than drawn in there.

Another issue I have is that the actual POV of the image doesn't seem to exist. We're looking straight at it, apparently over mountains, but we're still looking up the tower somewhat. Where is the viewer in this image? It goes back to what I said about the mountains in that they're kind of messing with things.

Overall, I do like this image and I certainly do look forward to seeing more stuff from you.
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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

What I instantly like: The giant dimension of the ship and the clouds. Althoug they are a kind of rivals in the picture, the ship and the dark clouds don't really "fight", it's more like their suppose each other. The clouds effect that the ship look bigger and stronger. Also the clouds work as frame, so my eyes stick in the middle, where the main part of the story happens.
On the other hand it demonstrate the fascinating fight of the human (?) technology against the elements, with the intresting extra that the weather is caused by the ship.

The ship itself is wonderfull made: giant, mystery, and, I would say: "Cool".
Little Critique: It's a bit long, my eyes jumped from the flames on the ground to the bright top.
The foreground and middleground are nice made, especially I like that both perfectly match to the rest: The lighnight ifluents the brightness of the ground, all objects have the same quality etc. When you look closer, you can spot some intresting details like streets and trees.
The clouds are somewhere between fotorealism and wonderfull painting, that means just beautifull and impressing.

The lighting is a bit confusing, it is like there are three light sources: On the left side, outside of the picture, right side behind the clouds and behind the shuttle. On the other hand this cause a nice feeling of a thunderstorm.

To sum up, I'd like to say that this is a very catchy and interesting picture with some story behind and wonderfull detailed. Apart from a few faults it is a perfect wallpaper.


PS: Please excuse my bad English, it is not my first language
TanukiTagawa's avatar
A gorgeous and stunning setting! :excited:  Again,congratulations!  :winner:
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KhanDR's avatar
This is awesome! Love the colours and the ship looks magnificent! 
LunarMuffinShot's avatar
The Collector ship improved
Kahdrim's avatar
Awesome work!
gdocgdoc's avatar
Excellent work. The clouds add scale and are amazingly detailed.
Funkymunkz's avatar
Reminds me of The Dark Tower.
TobiasRoetsch's avatar
a futuristic one :P
kimsol's avatar
You sure have some awesome stuff :D
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Jdog314159's avatar
Amazingly intricate. I can tell a lot of attention to detail went into this.
wane1's avatar
Great work! :)
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