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Title: WIP- Jo Kariboo
Post by: Jo Kariboo on June 13, 2020, 10:27:30 am
Planet 13
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Post by: N-drju on June 14, 2020, 07:45:36 am
Beautiful shot Jo. The atmosphere looks very lively, reminds me of the "Homeworld" franchise. :)

What do the light sources in the lower atmosphere represent?
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Post by: raymoh on June 14, 2020, 09:19:20 am
It seems to me like Doomsday: Atomic explosions seen from space...
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on June 14, 2020, 11:11:05 am
The light sources may look like explosions, but that was not my intention. I've been having fun using light sources in Terragen for a long time to get some mysterious lighting. In the Planet x series I even use (high intensity) light sources several times to replace suns. These sources were often very close to the ground to imitate a setting sun. By making a bad manipulation the camera ended up in high altitude and I saw that the effect was interesting. After several tests I made this rendering.
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Post by: N-drju on June 14, 2020, 11:39:47 am
Quote from: raymoh on June 14, 2020, 09:19:20 amIt seems to me like Doomsday: Atomic explosions seen from space...

That, indeed, was my first thought as well.

But that could actually have a great potential in combination with Hetzen's push-pull setup - clouds being pushed away by the power of a nuclear explosion. Interesting in terms of an art "proof-of-concept", though of course, a very ominous and depressingly sad thought on its own...
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Post by: Hannes on June 17, 2020, 05:18:55 pm
Indeed beautiful!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on June 24, 2020, 11:50:26 am
Thanks again for comments!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on June 25, 2020, 01:21:33 pm
I think I'll go with image 5, and what would you choose?
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on June 25, 2020, 01:23:33 pm
4 and 5
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Post by: Kadri on June 25, 2020, 01:31:48 pm
All are nice. I like 1 and 2 more.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on June 25, 2020, 01:41:08 pm
Thanks Kadri! :)
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Post by: Hannes on June 25, 2020, 02:12:02 pm
Amazing. I like them all. :)
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Post by: masonspappy on June 25, 2020, 03:23:21 pm
Rather taken with # 2.  Great contrast between huge mountains and tiny (relatively) Winnebago.  You sort of get the feel that it has to be one very determined vehicle to scale those mountains.
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Post by: DannyG on June 26, 2020, 03:01:43 am
always curious what you will eventually submit. Your WIP's have always been an array of images. Good to see you working in TG
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Post by: j meyer on June 26, 2020, 12:02:40 pm
Nice images, I prefer 2 and 5.
Good luck.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on June 27, 2020, 09:42:27 am
Thank you all for your suggestions.I still have time to try another focal length with image 2, just to see.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 01, 2020, 11:24:44 am
with veg.

vegetations: Ulco and XFrog
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 01, 2020, 11:25:27 am
suite with clouds
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 01, 2020, 11:26:14 am
suite n.8
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 01, 2020, 11:27:06 am
suite n.9
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Post by: N-drju on July 01, 2020, 12:04:58 pm
Looks like you have changed the concept! Number 3 would be my choice. Number 9 has a rather strange shading to be perfectly honest.
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Post by: Dune on July 01, 2020, 12:20:37 pm
I'd go for no.8. With some extra work on the foreground.
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Post by: Barefoots on July 01, 2020, 11:35:40 pm
Looks awesome.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 02, 2020, 09:52:06 am
Thanks Barefoots.

@N-drju, Honestly I don't really have a concept but more a series of ideas that I'm trying to elevate above draft brain storming. I have less motivation than in the past to finish them but enough to try. I recently tried to improve image 3 but by fixing a strange problem of shadow in the snow the cliff face has lost interest.

@Dune, I'll try to enhance image 8. I have Sunday off, but that doesn't give me much time.
Otherwise I'm still interested in picture 5 or it will be picture 8 as it is.
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Post by: mhaze on July 05, 2020, 05:05:37 am
Great stuff!
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Post by: Hetzen on July 05, 2020, 08:46:39 am
8 and 5 are my favourites too. Both great images. Just a bit of planting on the nearer hills?
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Post by: KlausK on July 05, 2020, 06:22:52 pm
I think No 8 is transporting the idea of "Travelers" perfectly.
Like Masonspappy wrote the huge mountainrange and the tiny motorhome go together very well.
That`s a long journey they are on. Not just your average 2 week vacation.
This picture is telling a story about adventure, learning, dedication, companionship.
To me No 5 is not really up to the level quality of the 2nd series of pictures.
In comparison:
My impression is more a kind of being left behind, lonely. The sailing ship is leaving rather than arriving.

If I have it right thinking of renders you posted your talent seems to be right at home with these large
mountainranges spanning across the whole field of view. But who am I to judge :P.

Which ever render you choose - Good luck!
CHeers, Klaus
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 06, 2020, 12:11:33 am
A big thanks mhaze and Hetzen for comments and suggestions!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 06, 2020, 12:12:12 am
Quote from: KlausK on July 05, 2020, 06:22:52 pmI think No 8 is transporting the idea of "Travelers" perfectly.
Like Masonspappy wrote the huge mountainrange and the tiny motorhome go together very well.
That`s a long journey they are on. Not just your average 2 week vacation.
This picture is telling a story about adventure, learning, dedication, companionship.
To me No 5 is not really up to the level quality of the 2nd series of pictures.
In comparison:
My impression is more a kind of being left behind, lonely. The sailing ship is leaving rather than arriving.

If I have it right thinking of renders you posted your talent seems to be right at home with these large
mountainranges spanning across the whole field of view. But who am I to judge :P.

Which ever render you choose - Good luck!
CHeers, Klaus
KlausK your comment is clear and highly appreciated. Unfortunately I don't have time to improve the n.8 image but I chose it for the contest anyway. Thanks again for taking the time to say what you think.
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Post by: sboerner on July 06, 2020, 11:00:34 am
Agree with others about the sense of scale and majesty here. Glad I am not judging this contest, there are so many outstanding entries. Good luck with this.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 06, 2020, 11:03:29 am
Quote from: sboerner on July 06, 2020, 11:00:34 amAgree with others about the sense of scale and majesty here. Glad I am not judging this contest, there are so many outstanding entries. Good luck with this.
Thanks sboerner!
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Post by: zaxxon on July 06, 2020, 12:19:35 pm
A majestic image with an awesome scale! An old friend of mine who taught in Japan for a number of years told me of an extremely popular Japanese Beer commercial; it involved the famous Japanese film star Toshiro Mifune, pulled up in a Winnebago RV at the base of the Eastern side of Mt Whitney (14k +), he steps out and opens his beer and drinks up followed by a long sigh of pleasure while looking up at the mountains. Just that. Your image has that same captivating quality. Good Luck!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 06, 2020, 12:30:12 pm
Thanks zaxxon!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 06, 2020, 03:30:44 pm
Just for fun!
Another idea I had on the theme TRAVELERS was to approach the subject as a metaphor. A seed of a plant found on the top of a mountain and having managed to take root very far from its country of origin.
The starry sky in the second image is from WAS (Cosmic Background (Stars and Galaxy) (2019 Night Sky)
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Post by: Barefoots on July 06, 2020, 09:51:03 pm
Like your variant idea. 

Your main entry is excellent. Love the composition and the scale comparison. Gives a good grounding to the scene and a sense of realism.
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Post by: Kadri on July 06, 2020, 10:30:18 pm
I like these too.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 06, 2020, 11:10:14 pm
Thanks Barefoots and Kadri!
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Post by: Dune on July 07, 2020, 02:00:45 am
Yeah, these are very good and different from 'usual'. Travelers can indeed encompas a lot. But how open are judges for the subtle?
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Post by: N-drju on July 07, 2020, 03:53:10 am
Jo, that's an ingenious idea - I love that plant metaphor!

And the way the flower seems to gaze into outer space, thinking about new places to colonize? A truly poetic and bold vision. :)
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Post by: Hetzen on July 07, 2020, 08:49:34 am
Agree, its a great story and images. It's tough to decide what to focus on with such an open brief. I think you chose right in the end.
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Post by: luvsmuzik on July 07, 2020, 11:00:08 am
I, in no way think that your creativity was ever stifled. All images are contest worthy and just when we are in love with the camper's view, you subtly gives us a natural viewpoint. Just wonderful images and best of luck.  :)
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Post by: KyL on July 07, 2020, 06:49:12 pm
That's one of my personal favorite. The sense of scale, loneliness and awe make it a truly inspiring picture. Well done.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 07, 2020, 07:10:08 pm
Quote from: Dune on July 07, 2020, 02:00:45 amYeah, these are very good and different from 'usual'. Travelers can indeed encompas a lot. But how open are judges for the subtle?
But how open are judges for the subtle?

Thanks Ulco!
It is difficult to know from the judges' backgrounds with films such as TRANSFORMERS, SUPERMAN, TRON LEGACY, BLOODSHOT etc. whether they would be interested in a simple flower on a mountain to express the subject TRAVELLERS.
I believe, as say Hetzen, that I nevertheless made a good choice of the image I presented. The image is self-explanatory.
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 07, 2020, 07:10:41 pm
Quote from: N-drju on July 07, 2020, 03:53:10 amJo, that's an ingenious idea - I love that plant metaphor!

And the way the flower seems to gaze into outer space, thinking about new places to colonize? A truly poetic and bold vision. :)
Thanks N-drju!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 07, 2020, 07:11:06 pm
Quote from: Hetzen on July 07, 2020, 08:49:34 amAgree, its a great story and images. It's tough to decide what to focus on with such an open brief. I think you chose right in the end.
Thanks Hetzen!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 07, 2020, 07:11:37 pm
Quote from: luvsmuzik on July 07, 2020, 11:00:08 amI, in no way think that your creativity was ever stifled. All images are contest worthy and just when we are in love with the camper's view, you subtly gives us a natural viewpoint. Just wonderful images and best of luck.  :)
Thanks luvsmuzik!
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 07, 2020, 07:12:14 pm
Quote from: KyL on July 07, 2020, 06:49:12 pmThat's one of my personal favorite. The sense of scale, loneliness and awe make it a truly inspiring picture. Well done.
Thanks Kyl!
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Post by: Hannes on July 08, 2020, 03:35:06 am
That lonely flower looks awesome! Lovely image!
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Post by: amandas on July 08, 2020, 10:53:10 am
Sorry for necroposting, 2nd is my favourite, glad you chose this. Good luck!
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Post by: Ariel DK on July 08, 2020, 11:27:56 am
Great ideas Jo! I also had a VERY similar idea after i decide to participate in the contest. the idea was simple: a small green sprout, in an obvious alien planet. that's all, there you have your 'traveler'. the image it would be still subtle, but self explanatory. Of course i decided due lack of time go with the already started campfire scene. I gonna try this one just for fun...
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Post by: Jo Kariboo on July 15, 2020, 10:51:53 pm
Thanks Hannes, amandas and Ariel DK!