Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> This is the first of three instalments under the general title "the
> Shallows". The second instalment still needs a final render after some
> more tinkering. The third one has not yet been started. Render time was
> particularly long: I estimate about some 48 hours in total. I always
> render in sections divided over several render sessions and this time
> the complete process took several weeks. Slowest was the middle section
> (the background) and fastest was the sky. Render speed was more often
> expressed in ppm than in pps.
> There are several media: part of the clouds over the Giant; the water;
> the background trees; the slightly hazy atmosphere.
> Inspiration came from two sources: https://silenceofthetides.com and a
> reference to Francisco Goya's painting "The Giant".
> Objects from Friedrich Lohmueller were gratefully used: the railway
> tracks and wheels, and the houses on the background.
Everything is great about this : composition, idea, ...
But, of course I have to say I believe something would tremendously improve it:
light at a lower angled suntime like early morning or late afternoon along with
a slightly denser absorbing media for the general cirrus like cloud layer... No
matter if render times dropped from 1 day to seven, this would still be worth
it. To me, you have a scene with the same potential as these ones :
So please, please, consider the loss it would have been if authors had lowered
the bar on media... :-) awesome work!
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