The state of being effulgent; extreme brilliancy; a flood of light; great luster or brightness; splendor.
UPDATE: If there is one thing i love, then its constructive feedback. I revisted a few things that my eye missed, and here is the final version with a few touches (better atmosphere for bigger planet in top piece, more star contrast in top and middle left pieces, and slight blur in middle left)
This is one of those deviations with an ironic story behind it, lets explain.
Im sure most of you heard about the blackout that affected the northeastern part of the United States and a big part of Canada. Because there was no light and nothing interesting to do, * superkev
went to the beach and started taking pictures of insects. He's skill with depth of field always impresses me and i got the idea of trying to apply the effect to space scenes. So where's the irony here? Well, I got the inspiration for a light themed deviation from pictures taken due to the lack of "light."
OMFG THATS DEEP!!!1111one
So anyways, I originally started with a single work, but, as usual, lots of possibilities came up and i was hard pressed to pick one. I figured that i'd make a poster like this one, since i have an empty space in my wall and it would look pretty good there. So i made this with my room in mind, thats why i used that typo (which i can already tell lots of you are gonna hate).
Another thing that i got to experiment with was city lights on planets, you can see them in pretty much all of the sections here. You can tell that they look different in all of them, this is to show the different settings. Personally i like the ones from the top and right the most, since they are subtle. I also thought of using city lights to contrast with the fact that the blackout was the very base of the depth of field effect idea
I used photoshop for EVERYTHING except the asteroids in the bottom pic.
Things i like:
I like the sun in the top 3 pieces. I like how its not sharp and its rather smooth.
I like how the depth of field effect came out, it adds depth.
I like the color variations. I tried to make it all monochromatic, but the colors were more dramatic.
Things i dont like:
Im not satisfied with the starfields. They could use more contrast, but then again they would alter the feel of the piece for the worse. Suns always get in the way. However its nothing disasterous.
Thats about as technical and as thorough as i can get without boring the most of you (although i know many people dont even bother to read the descriptions, meh)
Big thanks to *superkev
for his help on helping me get the depth of field effect right, and for pointing out that its impossible to actually get "pictures" like these in space, since the lens would have to be bigger than the planet and considering the distance at which the picture is taken.
I hope you enjoy this one, dont hesitate to leave feedback, as usual