Crummock Water - Scene 1

A WIP thread has been running elsewhere, but I’m calling this particular scene done. I doubt it will capture the imagination, but after taking 7 hours to render I’m flippin’ well going to upload it :slight_smile:

This is what I might refer to as ‘data driven art’ as it uses real topographic data, along with real cartography and land cover data, to ensure there is a degree of accuracy in the image. I much prefer the ‘painterly’ version as it helps reduce the obvious fakeness of the ‘original’. I have neither the skill, patience or equipment to even attempt something truly ‘realistic’. One day, perhaps!

For those unfamiliar with the English Lake District, this is an image of Crummock Water. The viewpoint is from Low Fell. The inspiration was taken from this chap’s photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tall-guy/50100014291/in/[email protected]/ (and from this you can see how far I have to go - but still fairly happy that you can tell where this is!!?)

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Maybe you’ve just been staring at this too long, because I think it’s a fantastic interpretation of that photo. The only thing missing is the clouds…otherwise it’s pretty spot-on. I’m going to look up your WIP thread because I’d love to be able to make any landscape even half as good.

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Thank you. That’s very kind of you to say.

I got some good advice on the WIP thread after I posted this, so some tweaks may be made to hopefully improve it further.

Thanks again.

I featured you on BlenderNation, have a great weekend!

Thank you very much :grinning:

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