Nice Lighthouse! The island it's on is too black. A nicer terrain material would work better. Same for that terrain behind the right side of the lighthouse. That one looks way to flat. Turn the ambience down on the bouy. It's much too bright for a night scene. The wave on the left of the island looks like ice and could use some blue diffusion.
These are just my suggestions. You are the artist and you are free to express yourself any way you like. ;-)
Join Date: 05.19.2005 Comments: 15
I generally agree with spektyr 'cept for the terrain I wanted black. I was inspired by davidbrinnen's "Lighthouse" and wanted to do a more dramatic night scene. I'm not fully satisfied with the result.
Join Date: 05.26.2004 Comments: 4478
Sky and foreground are trully exceptional, the lighthouse very good. The waves farther away look strange, indeed. Perhaps, spektyr is right about the buoy's strong light, however, it may be lit by a searchlight of a nearby ship, the light on the water might suggest such. The regular form of the buoy contrasts nicely to the chaotic sea.
Join Date: 07.02.2005 Comments: 1010
nibor- Gotcha on the black island. It's your vision after all. ;-)
Horo- I take your point on the searchlight idea but there's one thing that ruins it. No shadow from the bouy. And I agree with you on the sky. The stars and that stormy looking cloud front looks awesome!