What's this...? TOS.5.2

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by deg3D, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Patrickivan

    Patrickivan Fleet Captain Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Let's keep in mind that present technology has excelled at removing pesky lens flare. It's only used now by those who either want it for artistic purposes, or who don't have the means to remove it.

    So really, not having it in Trek images is not a huge leap and having it certainly doesn't make it look more realistic. Just more artistic, which on its own merit, is fine...
     
  2. deg3D

    deg3D Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    Actually (JJ's extreme now-his-staple version aside), go out and look at a bright light at night (say a car head-light coming at you) and you will see light-spiking and bloom flare with the naked-eye. At least I do, eh. The human eye itself has a lens and very much works like a camera, or rather the other way around. While light-spiking is not normally/traditionally considered lens-flare per se, that is the option (LF) that is used in LW to achieve the spiking effect and bloom off the lights.

    As to TMP-era stuff, ST-One, I have yet to do any of that era, yet.

    deg
     
  3. deg3D

    deg3D Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    Inspired by my fav (now iconic) shot from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (and also by Robert Wilde's awesome take of the same scene last year). The composition's title is taken from the John Masefield poem, Sea-Fever, extracted from the famous line; All I ask is a tail ship, and a star to steer her by. of which Kirk quotes upon seeing the ENTERPRISE in front of the Moon while on approach in the shuttlecraft with Spock, McCoy, and Uhura (piloting).

    Hope you enjoy it. :)

    deg

    It's only a model. - Patsy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Santaman

    Santaman Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2001
    Location:
    Steelport
    Now thats gorgeous. :techman:

    Ship, shuttle, moon, composition, GREAT! :cool:
     
  5. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    Very nice artwork and if it fits its my new Wallpaper :) :techman:
     
  6. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2001
    Location:
    The Hub of the Universe
    :drool:

    I think it's time to change my desktop wallpaper from the other Deg Big E I've been using for several months now.

    That is truly a think of beauty.
     
  7. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Nice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2001
    Location:
    System L-374
    You're not using one of mine? I'm hurt. **sniff** :( ;)

    Nahh, my ship is sorta like your beloved Auntie Enterprise--wrinkled and gray, but you still love her and know in your heart that she's beautiful. deg's ship is cool Aunt E, just returned from her appearance on Extreme Makeover and ready to go out and find a new boyfriend twenty years her junior. :D
     
  8. AstroSmurf

    AstroSmurf Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Location:
    Over the Blue Moon
    ^ Actually I was using one of yours last month. Now I am using one of my own. :bolian:

    And deg... clicked and saved. Awesome work as always.
     
  9. deg3D

    deg3D Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    FYI for any that may be using my “…, wish me luck.” or “… a tall ship, …” shots as a desktop, both images have been updated, as I forgot to add the spots that I intended for the G7 registries, port, starboard, and aft. This oversight has been corrected and both shots have been updated.

    Too funny, Prof, but accurate. Indeed, your classic take on our ol' gal is a beauty in her own right, eh. :)

    AstroSmurf, love your animated avies, eh. I'm a Smurf lover from waaaaaaaay back, eh. ;)

    deg
     
  10. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2001
    Location:
    The Hub of the Universe
    :lol:

    Oh hush up, you. Vektor's and your work has adorned my desktop more than anything else for the past 10 years. Everyone gets their turn. :p

    Now, if you were to make a wallpaper of that AV of yours .... :evil:
     
  11. MadMan1701A

    MadMan1701A Commodore Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2003
    Location:
    Milton, FL
    Wow, Deg. that's awesome. It's my new desktop as well. :)
     
  12. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    Well it didnt fit without looking funny :(

    can you make a tad smaller version? :)
     
  13. deg3D

    deg3D Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    THanks, guys! :)

    Sorry, kaisernathan1701, my work is always created as 16:9 wide-screen aspect ratio. If you are trying to use it with a standard 4:9 square aspect ratio monitor, it is going to look odd, eh. Best you could do is set it to center position, with a black color background, assuming your are on a Windows machine.

    deg
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
  14. deg3D

    deg3D Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    My fav profile of the G7.

    Hope you enjoy it. :)

    deg

    It's only a model. - Patsy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2010
  15. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2004
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Very cool, and different, perspective! :techman:
    I don't agree with the deck plating though, since most hangars and shop floors have a coating that's spread/painted on (don't know the specifics). It ends up looking a lot more uniform, save for the blemishes and scratches gained during use.
     
  16. deg3D

    deg3D Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    Thanks, dude! :)

    And not as visually interesting to look at as well. These days I opt more for what feels artistically pleasing and/or more visually interesting (without throwing all sense of reality out the window), in lieu of dotting all my i's and crossing all my t's for reality's sake. Barring nature, reality is too often too visually boring to look at, artistically speaking, IMO anywho.

    deg
     
  17. ghoyle1

    ghoyle1 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    I am really, really sorry that Deg's Enterprise was not in the Star Trek movie. Good job, man.
     
  18. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2007
    Location:
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    cool new view of the shuttle :) :techman:
     
  19. deg3D

    deg3D Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    Thanks, guys! :)

    Another one for ya...

    Ah, Risa… 'nuff said.

    17h 7m 53s to make it there (render time).

    Hope you enjoy it. :)

    deg

    It's only a model. - Patsy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    [​IMG]
     
  20. TrekkieMonster

    TrekkieMonster Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2001
    Location:
    The Hub of the Universe
    That is amazing. Truly.