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5 Oct 2022 14:14:10 EDT (-0400)
  Re: The Shallows - Instalment 1/3  
From: Mr
Date: 9 Sep 2022 06:30:00
Message: <web.631b13e292dcb102302c76946830a892@news.povray.org>
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.
>
> Thomas

Hi !
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 :
https://www.povray.org/community/hof/14b.php
http://www.povray.org/community/hof/view/7/

So please, please, consider the loss it would have been if authors had lowered
the bar on media... :-) awesome work!


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