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Catch an Unreal Asteroid by virgosun

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Featured in Superbly Visual , 8/06/10
Featured in Sci Fi , 12/06/10
Featured in Creation , 29/08/2010
Featured in Inspired Art , 2/03/2011
Featured in Bryce & Beyond , 31/07/2011

Asteroids are normally thinly scattered across space, heavily cratered bodies not at all difficult to navigate. The treacherous, densely packed “asteroid belt” is a myth perpetuated by popular science fiction. But, having said that…

A rocky planet, cast astray already by gravitational vagaries, was caught up in a complicated triple star system. Torn between a red and a blue sun, the rubble alternately molten and frozen only a few short years ago, the remnants haven’t spread out fully yet. Now she’s just being cocky, going in there.

Oh to heck with it, just enjoy!

Please note that this image looks significantly darker when printed.

Spacegirl and rocks rendered in Poser. No Bryce here, just The GIMP. Starfield created from muliple layers, hurl and pick noise functions, gradient fill. Masking, dissolve, blur used.

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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    This is beautiful ART, just so good, love it……………………… always

  • Cheers Norma, thank you :-))

    – virgosun

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 4 years ago

    Very wonderful work!

  • Glad you think so, Colin, had some fun with this one. Cheers!

    – virgosun

  • Jonathan  Fae
    Jonathan Faeover 4 years ago

    I agree with Colin

  • Hey there Jonathan, glad you like – thanks!

    – virgosun

  • RamsayGee
    RamsayGeeover 4 years ago

    This is stunning virgosun! :)

  • Might have to turn this journey into a series… Thanks Ramsay, glad you like :D

    – virgosun

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 4 years ago

    Fantastico! As we used to say in Mexico… fabulous work! Really does convey the sense of zooming through the remnants of the blast! (love the writing, too. Yeah, another space-myth bites the dust… ) Although the rings of Saturn come to mind, wonder if the rubble there is quite so scattered out. Well! Guess I’ll check it out on my next trip. ha! I love her expression. She is just having FUN! Very cool!

  • Yeah, she kind of ended up with jazz hands, LOL! Hey, Saturn’s rings are different – the debris orbit is much smaller than an orbit around a star, so the rubble is packed into a dense, visible plane. Smeared out all the way around a star is faaaar greater space – space is big, after all. Thanks for dropping by, Nadya, cheers!

    – virgosun

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Excellent image!! . . .

  • Cheers Hugh, thanks :D She’s got a few more places to visit…

    – virgosun

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeover 4 years ago

    Saw this in the image feed, and first thought was…virgosun…you have a distinct style which stands out and a very artistic one, again very interesting and well done

  • Thanks, mate. I think “spaced out” is the term, LOL… cheers!

    – virgosun

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 4 years ago

    And most enjoyable it is. Excellent work!

  • I hope she brings back a bucketload of little ones to share around. Cheers you two, thanks!

    – virgosun

  • frogster
    frogsterover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image Virgo

  • Cheers Larry, thanks mate!

    – virgosun

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at Superbly Visual!

  • Wow! It’s an honour to be counted amidst such beautiful work :D

    – virgosun

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