I still have to add a background and I am not entirely happy with the material on the “small earths.” Critiques and suggestions for any part of the image are welcome as I want to improve this image before entering it in the contest.
Nice work for the time… I am (perhaps) also entering this competition too, and I’m a bit stressed to get everything in before the deadline. I do like the creativity in the image, but I have a question about the lower hemisphere of the earth. It looks like you’ve applied some sort of translucency to the (force field?) surrounding that portion of the world. Is it meant to be translucent there, or is that just a trick of the lighting? Otherwise, it sort of looks like the bottom half of the world is missing. Or is that intended, too? :eyebrowlift2:
nice image, maybe as background you can add the sun, but you will have to change all lighting according to sun position, or also the moon behind the city on the earth (if is not replaced by one of those satellite )
You need a lot more lighting inside the city, and the “force field” should have a lower alpha value (in order to make the city more prominent). I also find that your camera angle is terrible. You cannot tell where you’re supposed to be looking, and what the main subject is. Try using the camera composition guidelines.
I like the first idea better, but make sure that the cities inside the other balls are visible as well as the larger one. Also the force field in the first one is better. A backround or some stars would really help as well.
You’re going to want much more light bouncing off of the surface of the Earth. Also, stars would make a big difference. On more thing: the Moon would be good element to triangulate the composition of this image.
Thanks for the feedback guys,
I reverted to my original setup (with a few changes) and have started some work on compositing.
Here’s what i’ve got:
I will definitely do some more work on city. I tried putting the sun behind the Earth but I wasn’t happy with the result. I have though about putting the moon somewhere in the image but I am not sure where.
Tips on improving the background would be appreciated.