Sunrise Sonata

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My last two renders have been a bit on the stranger side so I thought it might be a good time to do something with a little more universal appeal. I created "Sunrise Sonata" over the course of a single morning this week on Bucephalus and rendered it while "The Opening" was finishing up on Shadowfax. You know I love a good tropical scene from time to time and I hope you do too!

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This on my desktop at work (& home) and people keep asking where was the photo taken !.

I agree with some previous comments about the flatness of the water though. It doesn't seem to really match how far up the beach is the wet sand from the previous wave and the foam. (Which I think you nailed.)

Having said that this is an awesome pic. For me so much 'just looks right'. The clouds and the moon look so real and lighting and colours are spot on. Definitely one of my favs.

Sun June 30, 2019 at 3:03 am

I think it's an instinctive attraction we have to scenes like this. One doesn't have to think about it, it's immediate and positive. My only nit pick is am I the only one hopelessly distracted by the flatness of the waves breaking on the beach? It only stands out because the rest is so exquisite...

Sat June 29, 2019 at 7:06 am

Great to see a soothing, calming warm sunny beach. Even better having woken up to frosts most days this week where we are south of the Equator.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 5:05 pm

lily lavender
"Oh..!!! "
I love it, Ryan! Just when I think you can't top the last one....WOW! Thank you for this beauty!

Fri June 28, 2019 at 4:15 pm

"Sea Foam"
Lighting the sea foam at the water's edge was the most difficult part of this render because there's no direct light source.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm

"Beautifully Serene"
Thank you for the beautiful landscape render, they are always my favorites that you do. This is really beautiful. Not much wrong with this one as overall it's so calming, however if I had one complaint about it it would be the sea foam could be a bit more realistic looking.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 11:37 am

Rob H
"Sunrise Sonata"
Fantastic work...… (kinda looks more like a sunset though).

Fri June 28, 2019 at 10:35 am

Phil C.
"Peaceful and tranquil"
I can feel my cares melting away as I look at this. Gonna put this on my work PC to help de-stress me.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 10:15 am

"Sunrise Sonata"
We often get foam on the shoreline that looks like this. If only we had the rest of the surroundings and not a chilly North Sea.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

"beautiful and serene"
i just set it as my new background.

love the colors and mood.

do have to agree that the waves hitting the beach doesn't look that good to me. but it's a small thing for another beautiful piece of art from you.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 8:56 am

"Breathtaking colors"
Breathtaking colors! Only the white foamy ripples near the beach seem unrealistic. Think I'll tweet them myself. Still 10* .

Fri June 28, 2019 at 8:54 am

Absolutely love this one! Reminds me of my recent trip to Cozumel.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 8:52 am

D. C. Sessions
"New Category"
Nice! I just realized that this is the first explicitly "sunrise" scene I can recall. I may have to shuffle the indices I use to include that because this is excellent.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 8:38 am

Mark A.
"Very peaceful "
I like this one. It's very peaceful/serene.

Fri June 28, 2019 at 8:17 am

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