Misty Mountains


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After rendering many nebulae and other ethereal forms over the past week I felt the need to step back and create something relatively solid. The mountain was modeled using Gaea and the scene was rendered using VUE. I hope you enjoy the scene!

"Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold."
~The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Yes, I am invoking Tolkien with the title (though I sure some are hearing Led Zeppelin right now) :-)

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Dennis McCreery
"Beautiful!"
Again, the day, sunrise, and night versions of this would be ideal for an animated render showing the progression.

Mon June 7, 2021 at 9:54 am

Gord
"New desktop"
this looks great and now is my desktop as I play LOTRO for the last 12+ years

Mon June 7, 2021 at 9:35 am

Ryan R.
"Tolkien Joke"
If you choose to do a night version, Ryan, beware: you won't want any Smaug in your display.

Fri June 4, 2021 at 4:10 pm

Omar Calderon
"awesome"
Hope there?s a night version

Thu June 3, 2021 at 6:14 pm

webworx
"Very realistic!"
The render here is very realistic looking. Thanks for the attention to detail. It looks amazing!

Thu June 3, 2021 at 5:24 pm

Ozaawaagosh
"Beautiful "
Very beautiful the detail is absolutely gorgeous, this is like the best landscape. Great Render.

Thu June 3, 2021 at 6:25 am

Nathan Zachary
"I can't stop looking at it!"
I enjoy nearly every piece that you make, Ryan, but there are some that I just can't stop looking at. This is one of them. I find myself looking at every little detail just to take it all in. Really beautiful!

Wed June 2, 2021 at 9:58 pm

Jenanne
"Excellent!"
I love J.R.R. Tolkien's work, so this render holds special meaning for me, as I'm sure it does for many others.



Night version, please. :)

Wed June 2, 2021 at 1:01 pm

oldtowneast
"Be"
I’m not particularly religious, but I appreciate this parable because it reminds me when we pause for a moment, we can appreciate the present: it takes a tremendous effort to reach the peak—we should enjoy it, even if only for a moment.



If we want to enjoy life, we must commit to being on the mountain. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t plan—but let’s enjoy the planning process more. And it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work hard, either—but we can enjoy the work when it is executed from a place of total awareness.



Don’t dwell on the past.

Don’t worry about the future.

Be on the mountain.

Just. Be.

Wed June 2, 2021 at 9:21 am


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