The Pioneer Spirit (Night)

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I had been meaning to do a night version of "The Pioneer Spirit" for a while but I got a bit sidetracked with other projects. Late last evening I was able to put everything else aside and create this much darker version.

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Make a day mode one for OS X Catalina.

Sun March 22, 2020 at 8:29 pm

Make a day and night mode version for OS X Catalina.

Sun March 22, 2020 at 8:22 pm

"The Pioneer Spirit"
You just rock! I love the feeling you give me with your paintings. On how small we really are in this universe. It's such a majestic feeling with lots of humility at the same time. Thank you.

Wed January 1, 2020 at 2:35 am

Really Cool I love other worldly renders, maybe some day we will reach the stars

Wed November 27, 2019 at 9:53 pm

I would love to try rendering a "day to night sequence". I know the new Macs to can set the wallpaper based on the time of day so it would definitely be something to explore. I probably won't be able to render that many hi-res images until I get Rochallor built though.

Mon November 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm

"Love the glow. Any chance for intermediates (twilight...)?"
So lonely yet warming and cozy, reminds me of the igloo in Perseverance.

Now I really want to see how the full day-sunset-twilight-night-twilight-sunrise-day cycle looks like on this planet :-)

Plus, the landscape here is too black for my taste, I want a dark background but still see details.

I tried simple linear blending, using ImageMagick:

composite -blend 99x00% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended99x00.jpg

composite -blend 90x05% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended90x05.jpg

composite -blend 80x10% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended80x10.jpg

composite -blend 70x20% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended70x20.jpg

composite -blend 60x40% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended60x40.jpg

composite -blend 50x60% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended50x60.jpg

composite -blend 40x80% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended40x80.jpg

composite -blend 25x90% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended25x90.jpg

composite -blend 10x95% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended10x95.jpg

composite -blend 00x99% pioneerspirit1uhd.jpg pioneerspiritnight1uhd.jpg pioneerspirit-blended00x99.jpg

of which I quite like 40% night + 80% day, and 25%+90% (though exceeding 100% sum caused artifacts on the dome...)

But of course that is flawed on so many levels. Any chance you will do more versions of this scene?

Mon November 25, 2019 at 6:10 am

Drew Murray
"Christmas next?"
Is it me, or would this image not make an amazing Christmas wallpaper with some modifications?

Sun November 24, 2019 at 6:39 pm

"easter eggs"
love it. and I love the little easter eggs of other images you throw in (like that planet!)

Sun November 24, 2019 at 12:28 pm

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