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Solidus55
03-09-2009, 11:22 AM
This is something I'm working on at the moment. I'm trying to think of some structure to put on the far bank, but I'm struggling with what.

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/7438/sykesdistance.jpg

davidmattingly
03-13-2009, 01:52 PM
Hi Bruce--
It would be really helpful to figure out what direction your light is coming from in this picture. Your foreground monument actually seems to be lit from the back, but that is hard to believe with that big sunset sky behind it. The whole picture would work better if that entire monument was about 5 tones darker, and if you got a consistent light direction on the mountains behind it.
Regards--
David Mattingly

metalrahul
03-17-2009, 04:57 AM
Add to David's point I think it would be also good idea to check your scale. Especially the size of the mountains and clouds but anyway before you move any further fix your lighting.

Solidus55
03-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I tried to adjust some of the lighting, especially in the foreground. Lemme know if you spot anything else. Thanks.

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/9103/distance.jpg

Solidus55
03-25-2009, 01:54 AM
I changed the back-lighting on the monument.

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5924/distancez.jpg

Vancouver VFX
06-16-2009, 02:48 PM
Nice work!

One thing the angle of the sun ray, the comp looks like its a evening or dawn light setting. At those times of the day the sun is lower there fore ray angles are more shallower. This would add extra realism

Another thing you may want to think about, the light coming down the valley and the shadow that would be caused by the mountain, a little more atmosphere...

I was looking for some ref to show u what I mean, I found this pic... notice the light coming from around the peak in front of the sun, as well as the shadow that is being made


http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.cik.org/Media/Images/Mountain_Sunset___Copyright_C_Jim_Bartlett.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.constellations.co.nz/index.php%3Frid%3D724&usg=__-4-KBe_dxNeA024N4dliht5OsRU=&h=1704&w=2272&sz=394&hl=en&start=8&um=1&tbnid=4Uyn7x1i2maApM:&tbnh=113&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmountain%2Bsunset%2Bimages%26hl%3Den% 26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den-us%26sa%3DG%26um%3D1