- Image Credits:
- Discovery - Commercial Mesh
- Image Notes:
- Apogee depicts the shuttle "Discovery" shortly after
attaining orbit. NOTE: The shuttle rarely appears in
this position in real life. Usually, the cargo doors are
open and the ship is inverted to radiate excess heat. I
rendered it like this for aesthetic reasons only. Artistic
License... you gotta love it.
- Unlike many of my works, the background of this scene is an
actual photograph, not a rendered planet. Creating a
rendered image on top of a photograph is extremely tricky.
This is because the human eye is very sensitive to subtle
changes in light levels, colors, and contrasts. Therefore,
great care must be taken to match the illumination on the
rendered foreground object with the illumination in the
"real world" background. If any of these elements are off
by much, the scene will look artificial.