Posted on September 22, 2010
A few items to report this morning. I’ve added a couple of “alternate” versions to the main gallery this morning. I took “Wintermoon” (first posted way back in May) out of the Pickle Jar yesterday and I’ve added “Highland Summer” this morning.
I created “Highland Spring” with the intention of doing a 4 season series with it from the start. Differentiating the spring and summer renders, however, turned out to be quite a challenge. The color palette for the two are very similar and the high mountains limit different lighting angles (the sun sets behind the far ridges).
In the end I chose to use clouds and cloud shadows (and some more flowers in the foreground). The clouds turned out a little chunkier in the final render than I would have liked but I am going to roll with it for the time being. I may try a version without them. The autumn and winter scenes should be a bit easier to distinquish.
Lastly, anyone interested in my new calendar can get it at 30% off until tomorrow. Use coupon code “AUTUMNZAZZLE” when checking out to get the discount.