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Tranquility

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Published: March 20, 2011
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My part of theluminariums exhibition called "Energy". You can check out the other awesome entries here: www.theluminarium.net/v3/exhib…

A different attempt this time for a close up planet. I kinda like the result. The picture is available as dual screen wallpaper for widescreen resolution (if you have another setup, just crop it to your liking).

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JeltzProstetnicHobbyist General Artist
I can literally feel the size and vastness of space looking at this. Truly impressive!
Neyel22's avatar
I cannot critique a work that I myself cannot create.

However, in my eyes, this is an absolutely astonishing piece of work, and I am simply floored by your talent. My hat is off to you.
Jupiter514's avatar
i couldn't agree more with that statement...
praetoriansub's avatar
Too awesome for words. So many things I really like in this picture :) :)
StellarReaches's avatar
What a great work of art! The use of scale and colours makes this a stand-out piece...
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thanks a lot :)
ronocco's avatar
superb, only the real thing would beat it.  They should find a suitable building somewhere, university, museum, spaceflight facilty, etc.  Put a fifty metre long copy on the wall in a good spot, dining room, library, foyer, etc.  Somewhere where people can sit drink coffee and be inspired to dream.

Followed link on io9 story to find this.
io9.com/the-best-view-in-the-s…
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TobiasRoetsch Digital Artist
yeah that would be pretty nice ;)

thanks a lot!
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Wow! This view would be every space fanboy's dream. To stand there on the moon and see the earth like that would be breathtaking. (Admittedly, our home looks much smaller from the moon but still :D)
The red nebulous cloud in the background looks beautiful and fitting. The texture of the moon surface and the earth with all the swirling clouds in the atmosphere just look so real. The whole scenery has a sense of grandeur.
I love that you added astronauts on the moon and a bursting volcano on earth. It really brings depth to the scene. The astronauts and the volcano look about the same size and yet our awareness of the power of the volcano puts a lot of things in context.
Finally, I would say that... I want to be there. This scene makes me want to be be there in that very spot and view the world and the cosmos in all its glory.
Great work! :)
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TobiasRoetsch Digital Artist
hehe thanks a lot :) would be could to have such a sight for real one day :)
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ElleAnnHobbyist Digital Artist
You made this?! This has been my absolute favorite picture in existence, ever since I found it on Google Images a year ago. This is the most beautiful piece I have ever seen, and it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world.
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TobiasRoetsch Digital Artist
hehe I'm glad you like it that much :) yes I'm the one who made it! You should think about getting a print maybe :)
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Wooden-PawsHobbyist General Artist
Using this for my dual monitor. It's a complete materpiece :iconamazingplz:
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profutur1971Professional General Artist
Belle image! Beau travail ! Félicitations ! Une suite qui a du sens et qui donne une profondeur et de la beauté à notre belle planète ! Bravo !
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I love the natural sharp contrast between the ocean planet and lifeless moon
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Awesome and beautiful :)
VeiledInShadow's avatar
this is an overall incredible image. have to say my favorite part is how you pulled off the volcano, it looks awesome. great work sir
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god dam you that volcan blasted my eye tell me how you did that
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GideonAdamsStudent Writer
This is literally one of my favorite science fiction images of all time. It was my desktop background for months. What an amazing piece. The depth and feeling of being so elevated into the heavens is breathtaking. I love this. The volcano is a nice touch as well. It's like looking at the very essence of space exploration.
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Do you have any kind of "making of" video or workflow or something? I'm really intrigued about how the hell you made this stuff, awesome job dude
gregck3's avatar
Wow! I am not worthy of giving a critique. Your skills are light years beyond mine. Thanks for sharing.
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ValinakovaProfessional Digital Artist
man i can't stop comming back to this.
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