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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Clouds Over Water by DerekProspero
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Clouds Over Water

August 11th, 2006

I had to splice 7 images together to get this full view. Final size was over 8000 x 5500 pixels. What a scene it was.

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Posted By: christaag from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
Nicely done, i love it, But.. maybe for the next version (if you want...) make the line separating the water and sky a little bit harder to make it look more realistic.
Posted By: andrew.conkling from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
No Rayleigh Scattering (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayleigh_scattering) at all?
Posted By: derekprospero from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
huh?
Posted By: lily.ooc from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
I don't think either of you know what he's trying to get here.

Why would he want to make the line seperating water and sky harder? It looks like the perfect illusion, you can just make out where water meets sky and vice versa.

The work is basically flawless, especially for having spliced so many images into such a work.

Great job :)
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Posted By: derekprospero from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
I think you all are missing the point. =) I didn't splice images together that weren't supposed to go together. That is actually how the scene looked. That's the real image. The only splicing I did was for increased resolution and viewing angle.

Sometimes what's real doesn't look real. =) Thanks anyway for all the interest!
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Posted By: mj1979 from aol.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
I like this one just the way it is. Looks great on my screen. Very nice!
Posted By: gef from shaw.ca
about 7 years, 11 months ago
"That is actually how the scene looked. That's the real image. The only splicing I did was for increased resolution and viewing angle."

Sorry to be skeptical. But there's something awfully fake looking about the clouds at the horizon and the glassiness of the water. I'm assuming this is supposed to be the ocean (or a big enough lake that the horizon is just more water). If that's the case, I've never known a body of water that big to be so glassy. It's usually at least a little wavy which yields enough diffraction in the reflection of the sky.

Meh.
Posted By: derekprospero from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
Who said it was the ocean? =)
Posted By: timo432 from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
whatever the hell it is its a great picture and a great background, thanks
Posted By: beanstalker06 from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
It looks like it could be a reflection off the roof of a shiny car hood. Bravo.
Posted By: slrw82 from gmail.com
about 7 years, 11 months ago
Beautiful, beautiful scene... Congratulations!

As for the location - could it be the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?
Posted By: sean.page from gmail.com
about 7 years, 10 months ago
where is this? its a beautiful picture
Posted By: kcdarida from hotmail.com
about 7 years, 10 months ago
i just put a 4 screen setupo in at home... id love to have the original to use as my background! if u can email it to me at kcdarida@hotmail.com ?

Cheers!

Will
Posted By: braxton from singnet.com.sg
about 7 years, 9 months ago
yeap,where is this place?

Set it as my desktop background as it's a breathtaking scenaric view,congrats.
Posted By: bham_lion from yahoo.com
about 7 years, 8 months ago
This is awesome
Posted By: fuqueue from gmail.com
about 7 years, 7 months ago
nope, it's definitely not real. look at the way the clouds look right above the horizon of the water; you will never see a horizon with clouds looking like that - the depth perception is way off. they would be going off in the distance, not just cut off where he decided to draw the horizon and make the reflection. good photoshop tho
Posted By: gef from shaw.ca
about 7 years, 6 months ago
Thank you "fuqueue"! (nice name btw ;))

I'm glad someone is in agreement with me finally. This has to be fake. Well fake in the sense that the scene has been manipulated more so than just splicing.
Posted By: interface from e40.endjunk.com
about 7 years, 6 months ago
Think outside the box a little...

What if you held a sheet of glass (or mirror) and mounted your camera at the very end of it? Don't you think it'd be possible to get an effect like this? Who says it's a body of water?
Posted By: sam_p_king from hotmail.com
about 7 years, 5 months ago
I've seen the Salar d'Uyuni in Bolivia after rainfall, and this is exactly how it looks. The Salar d'Uyuni is the biggest salt flat in the world, and rain sits about an inch deep and creates this mirror effect. Don't be so sceptical in the future, this is a stunning photo of a very real place.
Posted By: kanellopoulos.nikos from gmail.com
about 7 years, 4 months ago
In case this image is not real, this does not make me less happy while viewing it.
<p>However, what would make me less happy is that, in case it is real, I was not there to see it...
<p>Please, be careful not to lose the point.
By the way, where was the picture taken?
Posted By: k6pski from gmail.com
about 7 years, 2 months ago
It's too beautiful to be true but it is. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4
Posted By: mtopomax from aol.com
about 7 years, 1 month ago
In truth, when I first saw your photo composition, It made me feel rather nostalgic. True it is very nice and (hu-hum) never mind how it was made or how realistic it looks-remember kids sometimes it IS the point of digital imaging and montages. It's what brings the art in artistic (duh.)
It made me remember the good old days of THAMES television productions when the logo popped out of the river Thames NO not an ocean not a large body of water-surely not. No hard feelings to the deadbeat experts--NO, NO JUST KIDDING.
Congrats, nice work.

To convince you, take a look at this video montage on youtube esp. the first 30 seconds..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRHEWBJe-QM
Posted By: PandaPaws
about 7 years, 1 month ago
Very nice...makes a great desktop background!
Posted By: pianoman.jeremy from yahoo.com
about 6 years, 12 months ago
I can see this as being real. Sometimes God's creation is so incredible it's overwhelming. It's a gorgeous picture- thanks for sharing it!

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