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Wallpaper Details: Waves Of Happiness

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Waves of Happiness by MaG1Xx
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Waves of Happiness

May 10th, 2010

Created with Planetside Terragen 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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black » clouds » digital rendering » ocean » seascape » sky » stars » sunset » the sun » water »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Travis McGough
about 4 years, 3 months ago
A beautiful picture, but there is too much banding in the sky. Other than that, you did a great job!
Posted By: gcarter
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Stunning - I love pictures which show a starry sky - looks fantastic on my plasma :)
Posted By: stubulman
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Is that banding or aurorae in the sky?
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Wow, that looks so real! What part did you create in Terragen and which part is real photography? I have to try out Terragen! Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of art!
Posted By: Clyde
about 4 years, 3 months ago
This would be a perfect wallpaper if it wasn't for the terrible banding in the sky. It's probably down to IFL's compression ??

Thanks :)
Posted By: Euphytose
about 4 years, 3 months ago
The cloud just next to the sun looks weird, the rest is really nice.
Posted By: gcarter
about 4 years, 3 months ago
To those who are complaining about banding.... turn your brightness on your monitor / LCD down!! No visible banding at my end, unless I crank up the brightness to uncomfortable levels!
Posted By: Clyde
about 4 years, 3 months ago
@gcarter
Thanks so much for your input. I can't imagine why I had my brightness turned up so high it was constantly hurting my eyes.,,(sigh)
So I've got my brightness set too high for just this one image..Is that correct ?
No other images are showing banding like this. Maybe if you got a decent monitor you would see the problems mentioned.
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: Actias Luna
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Just want to say - thanks ever so much for having a sun without any stupid lens flare effects. Excellent image, bravo.
Posted By: twilightened
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Fantastic.
Posted By: EastTN
about 4 years, 3 months ago
I thought it was real until I read the description. Nice work. I agree that the cloud closest to the sun looks a little bit strange but it doesn't ruin the WP. Thanks for sharing!!

@ Clyde
Wow. rude much? gcarter doesn't see the banding unless he turns up the brightness. That is his experience with the image. Does he not have the right to post his observation? He did not say you had your brightness setting too high. Simply that the banding is only visable on his monitor with the brightness cranked up. I don't have the best monitor here at work but I believe it is the range that most users have on their desk @ home. I will check on my cinema display when I get home but I do not see the banding. Telling someone to get a decent monitor when you have no idea what they have is a bit juvenile. You can attack me all you like but in the future how about using some tact instead of sarcasm.
Posted By: EastTN
about 4 years, 3 months ago
My apologies it looks like gcarter did tell everyone to turn down their brightness. Looks like I breezed over the first sentence in his post. I apologize for my remark.
Posted By: pilot
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Wow !
Was about time to see some TG2 renders here !
Very nice screen layout and impressive colors.
Too bad about the banding in the upper sky (I'm on a professional calibrated Eizo colorgraphic workstation).
But is this really TG2 or TG classic ?
If you used TG2 I'm assuming that you loaded a ps generated image as background layer ? Or why did you use ps in this render ?
TG2 is able to produce some better defined terrains and water (lake object) and a starry sky itself.
But it's an appealing wallpaper.
Posted By: JPanther
about 4 years, 3 months ago
This is one of my favorite sun/star wallpapers. There are hundreds of them out there but yours truly does shine from the rest ;) Awesome job.
Posted By: InterClaw
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Very nice work indeed! Too bad about the banding. Clearly visible on pretty much all of the upper half of the picture. Using an uncalibrated MVA panel. I suspect IFL compression as well. :/
Posted By: gcarter
about 4 years, 3 months ago
No offence intended by my reply good people :) My monitor is actually a 50" Samsung Plasma - and I guess I like to keep my brightness to around 50% ish to minimise image retention...

Anyway, lovin interfacelift in general... I make a daily visit every morning with my coffee... sometimes more ;)
Posted By: Super Mario
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Unfortunately, the sky posterization ruins the image. Great otherwise.
Posted By: ab pho
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Excellent work.
Posted By: jeffrieskye
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Beautiful image and I truly think it's remarkable.

However, I am getting the banding across the sky and it kills it. Can this image be re-rendered at a higher resolution or higher depth? I do run at 2560x1600, but I am sure this will be fine for my laptop.

This is what I've got: 30" WFP Dell powered by a Quadro FX4600. I also utilize a Pantone Huey Pro to calibrate color every couple days with auto light adjust every 5 mintues. This isn't a "my machine is holier than thou" comment. I wanted to share what I am looking at and how I am looking at it. There's no way I can get rid of that banding on a user end. I can only recommend a re-do on that image if you want. You are the artist. I am an appreciator of your work. I suspect it might be just the limitation of the creative software. I will try it out sometime. Otherwise, splendid eye of creativity. I would like to ask what inspired "Waves of Happiness"?
Posted By: NoVaSaur
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Banding? What banding?
Well I do see a bit of banding, but it's not that visible on my end.

I'm using sRGB colour, Standard OptiColor mode, Nature Skin Tone on my 28 inch 1920x1200 pc monitor.

I basically have to look very close (maybe like 1cm away) to my monitor so I can actually see it.

Not that noticeable, at all.

Great picture nonetheless.
Posted By: K
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Nice. It will fit in my screen for some times (it's just a 22", no banding here). Thank you.

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