Thanks so much for your comments Yes, I like the layered look of the various cloud types too. I feel like I got quite lucky with this photo actually (I'm continually surprised that one of my simplest pictures has been so well received here!), and the border was a matter of necessity after I had to crop the image to fix up the composition, but it's great to hear that it serves another, more artistic, purpose
I've just been looking through your gallery and I'm now completely humbled that you'd give something of mine a second glance. Your stuff is awesome! I've narrowed it down to 6 that I will now go and leave comments on (if I can do that before my internet connection cuts out ).
i was in the process of leaving a comment about the cockatoo when i saw this. it's just beautiful. for rool!
thankyou for your generous comment. uni work is building up and it's been a long weekend and you just made my night.
you've got some cool stuff here. that terrain thing look like fun. i've seen a friend play around with it. the possibilities are endless.
gotta get back to it. speak to you later!
Ah, always great to hear you've made somebody's night. Wait 'til you read all my gushing comments! Well, looking at your stuff has brightened my night too, so I guess we're even.
Yeah, Terragen is pretty fun. At first. But after I made about 5 I sort of ran out of ideas (which is quite bizzare given how, as you said, the possibilities are indeed endless) and went back to good old-fashioned photography. It's in my "bag-of-tricks" though, so no doubt I'll do more with it at some stage. I quite like the water and skies, but I'm not too fussed with the terrains. I think they require a bit more work and expertise than I have thus far been willing or able to provide
This picture gives me a curious thought with terrragen. Could one take a picture of the sky, and place terran on it? Of course it can be done... but that returns to the boat thing, will it look natural...
You have an eye for a good photograph. But a question... what angle is the camera at to the ground (how high off the ground did you point the camera)?
Thanks for your comments. Yes, I'd thought about incorporating real clouds into Terragen, but haven't tried it yet. I don't know how hard it would be (getting the lighting etc right) but I will probably give it a go at some point when the mood strikes me. I think it could produce an interesting result.
As for the angle of the camera, I seem to remember looking up a lot when taking the sky photos that day. To be more precise, I'm quite sure that's the sun (or very close to it) towards the top right corner and this photo was taken about 1pm in Summer. I thus deduce that I was looking almost straight up for this shot. Did you want to know for any reason, or was it just a general wondering?
You know, I've look back at my comment many times wondering myself "Why did I ask that?" Your comment is still in my message center, and I didn't just forget, I just couldn't figure out why I asked... Probly curiosity.