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Peaceful Beach by Mershell Peaceful Beach by Mershell
This was originally supposed to reflect a recurring dream I had of photographing a blood-red sky. Instead, it morphed mostly unconsciously into something that Beeaqueen had suggested I make about a week earlier.
Yeah, it's been done a lot of times, but this is the first time I personally have succeeded at a scene like this, and I like how it turned out.
Credit for the palm tree goes to Arbaro, for the ground to Geomorph, and for the water to Christoph Hormann.
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parrotdolphin Aug 21, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Looks beautiful, nice composition too. Nice palm tree - looks real! Is the water an infinite plane? Maybe make it finite and place the sun beyond it so the sun doesn't look like its floating in the water? Just a thought.
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Mershell Aug 21, 2005   Digital Artist
The water is not an infinite plane. The sun is just positioned in the wrong spot, and preliminary renders did not show the minor details around the edges that make it look like it's floating.
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:icondigitaljackalnz:
in povray!... :O how!..
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Mershell Aug 21, 2005   Digital Artist
Media and meshes...
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:iconbeeaqueen:
Turnned out great! Good work!
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dawncrow Aug 19, 2005   Photographer
Agreed...the full view looks about ten million times better...the waves come out better and the horizon is more defined. Very nice...looks almost like a photograph.
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Mershell Aug 19, 2005   Digital Artist
Wow, from the thumbnail, the horizon is not very visible and the reflections aren't apparent reflections. I should probably fix that.
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