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Just a quick render in Vue 6, I thought was worth displaying. Castles from DAZ and C3D. Some postwork. Thanks as always for viewing.
May 15, 2007
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May 15, 2007 10:07:27 am
Nice render. Great Scene.

by j_campbell Homepage »

May 15, 2007 10:09:15 am

by chc16 Homepage »

May 15, 2007 10:10:58 am
Very well done!

by nfrocer Homepage »

May 15, 2007 10:13:23 am
Très belle image, bravo.

by Domi48 Homepage »

May 15, 2007 10:15:21 am
Superb lighting!

by Darthmagus Homepage »

May 15, 2007 10:18:10 am
Breathtaking wow beautiful scene superb work !!!!

by Bossie_Boots Homepage »

May 15, 2007 10:20:38 am
Oh thtat is so beautiful. I love the cloudless atmosphere and that one red tree to draw the eye around the image. 5+++++++++

by garyandcatherine Homepage »

May 15, 2007 10:41:49 am
Great job!

by kenwas Homepage »

May 15, 2007 11:05:22 am
Perfect castle scene!

by abreojos Homepage »

May 15, 2007 11:11:45 am
The scene is beautifully rendered but with no definite scaled objects in the foreground (like an animal or human) the castle looks a tad too small.

by RBlue Homepage »

May 15, 2007 11:17:19 am
Love it! This is gorgeous.Looks like a road in the distance to the right.

by Trepz Homepage »

May 15, 2007 11:29:04 am
Another beautiful one. Great composition. I really like your water. 5's

by chippwalters Homepage »

May 15, 2007 11:40:18 am
Yes, beautiful!

About as close to 3D as one can get without stereo glasses.

The lighting is top notch, with all the "layers" of this deep scene clearly delineated by rim lighting (light from the edges, or just behind them) and just enough fill to give good dynamic range (range of light to dark) and excellent chiaroscuro (roughly: the play of light and dark areas).

I love it when someone breaks a "rule" of art. You are "supposed" to use red in the foreground and blue in the distance (since we expect red to "advance" and blue to "recede", because of aerial perspective). Yet here, the exact opposite works very well indeed! Following what your image tells you, rather than "the rules", makes for pragmatic art that stands out above the crowd. You gotta love this sky rendering!

And the water is perfect, as usual, just the right amount of ripple and very realistic handling of the vegetation at the edges, where land starts. The POV is such that transparency in the foreground water would not be expected and i see none.

The scale of the castle doesn't bother me, but the size and abruptness of that rocky terrain it sits on does a bit. To me, that is what may make the castle seem a bit small, not the building itself. Even in a photo, that terrain would look a bit incredible, i think.

The only other small issue for me is the very bright "V" shaped trunk of the tree under and in front of the red tree. While that trunk helps balance the composition, the center-of-interest and eye travel should be the castle first and red tree second - but that bright trunk keeps drawing my eye away from both.

The other trees are wonderfully lighted.

To my mind, this has got to be in your top three.

by jc Homepage »

May 15, 2007 11:45:45 am
superb !

by athesdan Homepage »

May 15, 2007 11:53:48 am
Outstanding !!

by sackrat Homepage »

May 15, 2007 12:06:53 pm
Really nice work, love the smoothness to it! :)

by dunedan Homepage »

May 15, 2007 12:48:54 pm
Nice mood. The river side is excellent !

by jmherve Homepage »

May 15, 2007 12:50:56 pm
Beautiful and quaint. Believable as a route to the next fairy tale.

by calico1 Homepage »

May 15, 2007 12:50:57 pm
Very nice scene!

by Arbelain Homepage »

May 15, 2007 12:55:15 pm
Another to my favourites, beautiful work......

by midge170 Homepage »

May 15, 2007 1:56:17 pm
Another beautiful image with a variation on this atmo, the eco and scenery is awesome, top work once again.

by chrispoole Homepage »

May 15, 2007 2:02:50 pm
Outstanding work.

by akulla Homepage »

May 15, 2007 2:14:00 pm
Really great !

by hillrunner Homepage »

May 15, 2007 3:33:57 pm
Evocative suspension of dis-belief for me. Great.

by pruiz Homepage »

May 15, 2007 3:55:44 pm
your a star, a pleasure to behold

by ThomasMacCallum Homepage »


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