There are 10 images tagged with “valley”.
“Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.”
- The Hobbit
This was made in the Terragen 3D landscape generation software. I was using the original version of the software, now known as Terragen Classic, which didn't allow for any objects such as plants, just a basic landscape and atmosphere. It was also the freeware version not for commercial use, so I couldn't render very big images or sell prints of them. But it was a good basic introduction to 3D landscape software.
August 4, 2015
I created this high mountain lake scene in Terragen. The software didn't allow for any objects including plants, only the landscape, water, and atmosphere. But by giving the ground variegated colors I was able to get the impression of wildflowers growing by the water.
August 10, 2015
I used Terragen for this mountain-scape. No plants or other objects, but I was able to use the terrain coloring to suggest vegetation and rocks. It makes me think of Yosemite National Park. All three mountains bear some resemblance to the Half Dome there.
August 13, 2015
This was probably my last picture created with Terragen 3D landscape generation software, before I moved on to using Vue instead. That old version of Terragen was pretty limited as 3D software goes, but it was a good start to digital landscapes, and I think this is a good picture to end on. I was experimenting with sunsets. The original render was much more red and quite hazy, but if I adjusted the colors too much I lost the green of the grass. Hopefully this hits a happy medium!
November 11, 2015
I like the word “cwm”, the way it's spelled and the way it sounds as well as the meaning. I would love to have a solitary retreat in a cwm like this. But this is my digital artwork, not a real place.
May 7, 2017
It's rhododendron season in the Blue Ridge Mountains! This photo was taken at Craggy Gardens along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
June 15, 2017
Sunrise over the Nottely River in western North Carolina.
September 15, 2017
I like to get plenty of use out of settings once I build them, so this render is around the corner to the left of my Cwm Solitude scene. I wanted to create a waterfall in the scene itself - often they're just a flat plane with a waterfall image that placed in the scene, or the waterfall is added later in PhotoShop. But this is an actual 3D waterfall that works from different angles. Eventually I hope to do another picture looking the opposite direction down the stream into the valley.
October 1, 2017
This morning was the first frost of autumn, and I finished this picture just in time. I love chilly mornings with frost, especially when the sun is just rising and everything glitters. I also love fall with all its colors.
This is actually looking out the window of the cottage in Cwm Solitude. You can just make out the path heading out of the cwm, and the steam fog coming from the river in the foreground.
October 30, 2017