Please remember to state if your entry is pure, open or non-competing.
“There are two main goals for these contests: Fun and Glory.
Fun: You get only 4 days to create a cool image, based on the theme for the week.
Glory: After 2 days of voting, a winner is declared. The winner picks the theme for next week.”
Huh, i guess i have troubled mind these days. I get no first thought by the topic. My first and last thought for these days is P…n <WTF, where are some swear emojis. This is an artists forum, i want to express myself with some fitting emojis.>
I grew up in the desert of West Texas and I saw the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets thanks to all the dust in the air. I have also lived in Colorado and Montana and the Rocky Mountains had the most peaceful sunrises.
Playing around with different techniques. A really convoluted process but I love the result. I need to clean up the process pipeline and make it more efficient. Rendered a base images with Cylces and the bloom from EEVEE as a separate image passes. Composited and a little clean up of the images with Paintshop Pro. Took the image back into Cycles and displaced it with its own texture and then applied a second normal displacement. Took that render into ShaderMap Pro and created bump/displacement maps. Took back into cycles and re-rendered with HDRI lighting. Border added with Paintshop Pro.
Pure, cycles 64 samples, optix denoised, rendertime <1min, all made in blender except the bump map for the front stone, which i used gimp for. Used the ivy generator. I used mist / glare in composition and a simple cloud plane in front of the moon. I like the mood, hope it is not to dark on your screens.