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High-resolution desktop wallpaper The Birth of Europa by Dominic Kamp
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The Birth of Europa

April 2nd, 2008

Done in Photoshop CS3. Inspired by "The Rise of a Planet" from DeviantArt.

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black and white » clouds » digital composition » europa » grey » monotone » sky » space » stars »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: busta_gdubb from yahoo.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
wow.. this has to be the best on the site!
Posted By: mtomasky from hotmail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
just... WOW :)
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: hyd70p0n1c from gmail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
That is soo fuckin awsome.
Posted By: jwervel16 from hotmail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Where was this one shot? I've never been there.

....... kidding! Awesome work once again, Macindows.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: brizkit
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Amazing work here! this will be on my desktop for a while

For anyone interested, here's the original DeviantArt piece -
http://taenaron.deviantart.com/art/The-Rise-of-a-Planet-41440286
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: Monkey2ewok
about 6 years, 5 months ago
I've never done this before: The instant that the page loaded I literally spoke out loud: "Oh wow. Now THAT is cool."

Three seconds later it was (and is) my desktop background. I LOVE it. Great work.
Posted By: lifeaperture
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Great stuff - I love surreal desktops, especially when they're elegant and simple. This one does the trick, and then some. Epic!
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: jeiroq
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Man, I've got to say this is really good. Just to let you know how good it is, I literally just signed up (after leeching on here for over a year) in order to comment. Good job!

This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: addorio
about 6 years, 5 months ago
An "inspiration" is not a Xerox...
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: Neck
about 6 years, 5 months ago
trippy
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: Guzzz
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Very nice!
Posted By: Endovelico
about 6 years, 5 months ago

@addorio

You have to do something to fight these attacks of ENVY. And ASAP.

Great job Macindows. As always. Thanks for sharing :-)
Posted By: stubulman from comcast.net
about 6 years, 5 months ago
I have to agree with addorio after viewing the original. This is more than an homage to The Rise of a Planet--it's much too close a copy.

Notwithstanding the above criticism, I think that the tree that sits at the center point of the horizon competes with the focal point of interest, i.e., the planet emerging from the clouds. The tree (relatively speaking) is a foreground object. If it were a person facing the observer, you would certainly ask him or her to step aside.

The "arterial" network on the surface of the planet is organic looking indeed. I found it chilling. It makes the entire event seem ominous.

Respectfully submitted, Stu B
Posted By: Andrew Campbell
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@Endovelico
I actually agree with addorio, as the two pictures are almost unhealthily similar. Not to downplay the talent of the submitter, because I'm sure he or she is very talented, but I do believe addorio is correct in his statement.
You can low rank me now. :)
Posted By: figone
about 6 years, 5 months ago
I too have to agree with addorio. When I first read the description on this picture, my first thought was to look at the original (thanks brizkit for posting), and after doing so I don't think I would call it "inspiration". While the quality of this work is good it's almost an exact copy. Also, although I like some things in this picture better than the original (i.e. the design inside the planet) I prefer the original. Just my opinion.
Posted By: Endovelico
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@Andrew Campbell

Please see all addorio previous posts regarding Macindows work (not only here). And these days nothing in this world is absolutely original so a good copy sometimes is better than nothing.
And I don't low rank no one. Some words make this better than me.




Posted By: Andrew Campbell
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@Endovelico
After looking back at Addorio's past comments, I can see he's a pretty tough critic, but I still don't see how that automatically makes him incorrect. You are correct in saying that nothing in this world is 100% original, but there's a fine line between inspiration, and copying, and in this case, I personally believe that line was crossed. I actually mistook this as the original when I first caught a glimpse at it, having "favorited" the original piece months ago on DeviantART.
Posted By: partner55110932 from vansoftcorp.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
i vote to have this piece of crap removed. we dont need pics up here that are not original
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: addario
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Wow... now who the hell is the funny boy copying my alias? :/ Don't you have anything better to do? Maybe trying to get your own material here... just a suggestion.

On this wallpaper, really great stuff. I normally do not pay too much attention to rendered stuff as my main thing is photography but this is really a proper one.

Other than that InterFaceLifter's, be aware, there are doublegangers around! The *REAL* me is ADDARIO!
Posted By: Endovelico
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@Andrew Campbell

I did not say addorio's was an incorrect member. What I said was addorio's criticizes a lot without showing nothing here.
To make downloads is necessary to have uploads and there is no doubt about it. Therefore we must go soft and easy on the uploaders. Now copy or not I beliave Macindows have a lot to explain. Best regards from Lisbon.

Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 6 years, 5 months ago
I understand the displeasure about this wallpaper. The reason I created this wallpaper was, that I was simply amazed by it when I saw it first on DevianArt. And since the original had not been uploaded to InterfaceLIFT so far, I thought it might be appreciated if a similar wallpaper would be available here. But if the majority of people thinks that this decision was wrong, then I'm the last to fight for this wallpaper.

InterfaceLIFT, it's up to you to decide!
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: Endovelico
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@addario

Sincere and truly excuses for my stupid alias mistake. So, sorry again and congratulations for your great work.

Posted By: bristol9 from mail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
i love it. this is a very dramatic piece of work

stubulman: "The "arterial" network on the surface of the planet is organic looking indeed."

the real europa actually has identical features, which i thought was a great touch for this submission

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_(moon)
Posted By: rvd756 from yahoo.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
rofl it looks like a badly bloodshot big ass eyeball. In other words, it sucks.
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: PhotoBoss
about 6 years, 5 months ago
well i like it. i am always interested in astronomy. and also great wallpaper, so this is perfect.
rvd756, if you search europa, you will see this "eyeball" is a real moon of jupiter!!! :>
Posted By: brizkit
about 6 years, 5 months ago
LOL.... who's the fake addario? no offense to the real deal, but i was pretty convinced that comment was genuine after the Driftwood controversy! :)

anyway, i think this wallpaper should stay.... Macindows clearly credited the original artist. I agree it's more "reproduction" than "inspiration", but both are excellent

(besides, this one is available up to 2560x1600)
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: REPENT_OF_SIN
about 6 years, 5 months ago
This is an eye ball....
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: johnnyz from pacbell.net
about 6 years, 5 months ago
That is so cool! Nicely done.
Posted By: bbobjoe
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@addArio (the real one): I agree that this is a great design, but is not much for my tastes (to science fictiony for me).

@Macindows : I understand how you can use other work as inspiration. It is obvious that you liked other artists work and wanted to see if you were able to create something to the same effect. Art would not progress if people were not able to create based on other works of art that inspires them. This is still great work.
Posted By: stubulman from comcast.net
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Bristol9,

I appreciate your post. Right after I posted here I did a Google for Europa and saw to my amazement the "organic" nature of the moon's surface to which you referred. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

I'll be on Europa next week for a short visit with the family :-).


Posted By: othenewbeato from yahoo.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Addario is the most annoying person on this site. All he does is make snide remarks and generally come off as an envious little punk. If you don't like something, move along. HIs own work is nothing to brag about so I'm not sure where the attitude comes from. Can't the admin do anything to prevent him from continually bringing this place down?
Posted By: tanukhan
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Simply amazing!
Posted By: addario
about 6 years, 5 months ago
@ othenewbeato: That's not even me dude... it is a impersonator copying my alias... I'm the *real* me, ADDARIO, and *NOT* ADDORIO with an "O" after the double D's
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: hyd70p0n1c from gmail.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
dude could u make the moon glow blue. and add some slight colour to the trees? then it would be the shit.
Posted By: yanlux from fastwebnet.it
about 6 years, 5 months ago
Great, thanx for sharing.
Posted By: partner55144630 from vansoftcorp.com
about 6 years, 5 months ago
i got a question. why were people so concerned over the copyright of the picture "In the Clouds" and not on this one? is the same thing. this fool stoled someone elses hard work and edited to his liking. this site is turning into a joke
Posted By: TidusBlade
about 6 years, 4 months ago
I really loved "Rise of a Planet" wallpaper, in my opinion, this one is better =]
Love the veins on the planet, and looks like the clouds improved, and the black grass adds a nice touch ;)
Posted By: supakewldawg from hotmail.com
about 6 years, 4 months ago
OMFG .....! i literally CRIED when i opend this up.... this is soooo amazing, i'm a wreck!. LOL! i've never cried when seeing a picture, but this is SO original, it reminds me of watching karl sagan with my grampa. he died in his sleep. AWSOME
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: Krystina
about 6 years, 4 months ago
Partner,

Mac credits his inspired work of which he drew inspiration from. We all draw inspiration from something. He gave credit where it was due - enabling us, the viewers, to locate with ease this "The Rise of a Planet" and compare. There is a clear distinction that I think you're failing to see. I hope not, anyway - because that would mean you're just wanting to stir things up. But the distinction in his work and the distinction in the credited work is there.

Move on.
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: samerbalaa from hotmail.com
about 6 years, 4 months ago
Thats a beautiful image, amazing work man.
Posted By: Limiqi
about 5 years, 10 months ago
It's very beauty!

I like it!
Posted By: frozenskyscraper
about 5 years, 10 months ago
Clean. Crisp. Awe-inspiring. Perfect!

(great title too)
Posted By: oldmikey23
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Truely one of the finest wallpapers I've ever used. I love it!
Posted By: BigDwarf
about 5 years, 7 months ago
Just AWESOME.
Posted By: Lando
about 5 years, 4 months ago
This looks very similar to a work done by a student in my art class last year September 2007 - April 2008. It makes me wonder if I know the artist or if it is complete coincidence that the work was so similar since this was posted in April of 2008.
Posted By: Fresherdanyou5
about 5 years ago
WOW! i love it its great and it looks good enough for me to take it!
Posted By: K
about 4 years, 11 months ago
I am crazy about this picture. The best I have seen on this site. Kudos!
Posted By: CrystalT
about 4 years, 8 months ago
this is so eerie and so beautiful all at the same time!! brilliant work!!
Posted By: Petr Stefek
about 4 years, 7 months ago
... perfect grafic work ... :-) my favorite wallpaper ....-)

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