POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Pending Storm : Re: Pending Storm Server Time: 27 Nov 2020 16:59:40 GMT
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From: Paolo Gibellini
Date: 28 Sep 2020 08:38:40
Thomas de Groot wrote on 27/09/2020 08:47:
> Last January, I came across and intriguing photograph of Loubressac 
> Castle (Lot, France). It stayed in the back of my mind till this summer 
> when I started to model it in Silo, and thinking about a background 
> landscape. I remembered my own entry to one of the TC-RTC challenges 
> back in 2010 (Acres of Diamonds) and decided to use it. Many iterations 
> and transformations resulted in the present image.
> Indebted to Mike Hazelgrove for the clouds macro; Gilles Tran for the 
> MakeGrass macro. Paolo, I tweaked your Grunge texture. Thanks indeed!
> Some little tricks worth to mention: the Displacement utility in Poseray 
> was used for the tower so that the sunlight might be broken about the 
> masonry and the roof tiles. The trees, down in the plain, are 
> billboards. In order for the shadows to look right, they are composed of 
> two versions: one (with no_shadow) systematically oriented towards the 
> camera, one (with no_image) systematically oriented towards the Sun.

A very nice composition, and I like a lot the landscape and its colors.
The castle grass is kept very well by the gardeners (or maybe by the 
goats), it is curious that there is so much moss on the stones...



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