"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space." - Douglas Adams
Created with Photoshop CS5
* Thank you infinite705 for selecting this as a daily deviation, and thank you all for the nice comments
- Bill Nye [as best I remember it]
And I love it~
You get a favorite for the artwork and a 'joy' for quoting Douglas Adams
but I agree with a few other comments that there are a few inconsistancies from a scientific perspective...
not the least of which is to the best of human knowledge to present, Acrturus is a star not a planet.
While the light flare & shadow of that moon/planetoid LOOK really cool, it's not quite logical.
To see that would require a very large field of particulates.
There would need to be a inner zone of constant collisions there to perpetually replenish the level of "dust" or it wouldn't last long... Especially not in the orbital paths of a planets and moons....
Add to that Arcturus is the fourth brightest star we can see from earth; It's solar "wind" would have swept most of the dust and finer particulates out of that system long ago...
And nice quote.
otherwise a phenominal scene.
but i must say that the shadow from that planet/moon on the left captures the light the best
i wish i could make this kinda stuff
The other is that "That light source must be painfully close." Even on a planetary scale the suns rays are for all intent's and purposes parallel so seeing the planitoid cast such a flared shadow, even at the perspective we're viewing it from where it would naturally seem to get bigger as it got closer, is suspect.
Personally I like how it looks as though it's sticking out from the picture. It looks almost like it's on a canvas and has texture.
What your saying is comparable to looking at an abstract piece and saying it could be better. Not knowing exactly what the artist is going for you can in no way ever say it could be better. I can only guess he captured exactly what he/she wanted. I'm guessing from looking at the piece that the artist wasn't going for logical exact graphics here.
I think it's neato. well done.