completely disagree. it’s almost too bright now. Space light should be highly directional with really sharp shadows.
It adds so much to the image. If you want it lit up more use a trick like the header for this site. Put some very dim lights on the opposite side (I wouldn’t because a huge black contrast really makes a picture come to life).
If you look at that same header. Imagine if the ship were lit from the top. you’d see more detail sure, but it’s not as visually appealing. Honestly, if that were rendered again with no light from the other side other than a little bit of engine light, it would really pop out.
I popped that same picture into gimp, messed with contrast and brightness to get two more images to compare to that one. (note: that one actually does a good job with it, but I’d probably err on a little darker for personal preference.
Here’s the first one darker:
here’s the second brightened up a little:
The second you can easily see more detail on the actual ship, but I have more emotional attatchment to the first one when I see it. When you add more lights you do the same thing. It just makes your picture less interesting and more flat.