A. Macarthur

New Fantasy Digital Painting

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •   •  10 years ago  •  8 comments

New Fantasy Digital Painting

14_blogs.jpg Moon photographed in Wyoming ... landscape photographed in the Grand Canyon ... compositing done in Photoshop (Layers).

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A. Macarthur
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link   author  A. Macarthur    10 years ago

Click on the image for best look.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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link   author  A. Macarthur    10 years ago

Did you play with different tints? Blue?

The trees and sky were photographed in full color. The moon is as it was shot ... but enlarged in scale to add to the dream-like fantasy. I replaced the trees' colors by first darkening them, then adding tint to more-or-less be consistent with twilight/moonlit objects. Finally, I selected just the sky and darkened it until it was just about black and painted in the stars.

Thanks for asking ... I love to explain this stuff ... even though when I'm making it, I often just mess around until I have something I like. Most of the projects get trashed ...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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link   Perrie Halpern R.A.    10 years ago

Very Cool Mac! Very sci-fi! Love it~!

 
 
 
Petey Coober
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link   Petey Coober    10 years ago

If you can't believe in the stars what is there left to believe in ? The moon is only a big hunk of red cheese ... [or is that just the wax wrapper ?]43.gif

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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link   author  A. Macarthur    10 years ago

Hey Rich,

Astronomical observation!

Many ... many years ago, I taught a course in basic astronomy ... you'll appreciate this; what makes the study of astronomy so difficult, is the fact that everything is in motion, in some cases, moving several ways at once ... the earth is rotating on its axis, revolving around the sun, moving with the galaxy and wobbling ... it's all about the mathematics.

 
 
 
Petey Coober
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link   Petey Coober    10 years ago

It is indeed Mac . The mathematics behind it are quite sophisticated . But even with those tools there is a limit to how many astronomical bodies can be modeled simultaneously . IIRC 5 is the max . Needless to say we still don't really know what we are doing , even with the help from Newton and LaGrange .

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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link   author  A. Macarthur    10 years ago

Rich, Newton's "N Body Problem" is a capitulation of sorts, recognizing that it's impossible to accurately calculate the weight of objects because of the gravitational influences of all of the masses in the universe on all the others.