I decided to jump in and do this year’s Card/Image a little early. Render time was about 30 minutes. The white border was added in Photoshop.
I may have went overboard on the shiny sphere thing, but hey, I like it. C&C is welcome, although it’s unlikely much change will occur at this point. Thanks.
Since your suggestions were all so kind I thought I might do a little update. Let me know if you think it’s better. =) I certainly think so.