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I have no explanation for this, other than I’ve got the ’flu…

As this scene came together I was reminded of a classic 1980 one-hit-wonder here in Oz, by Canadian band Martha and the Muffins – a song called Echo Beach

I know it’s out of fashion
And a trifle uncool
But I can’t help it
I’m a romantic fool
It’s a habit of mine
To watch the sun go down
On Echo Beach, I watch the sun go down

From nine till five I have to spend my time at work
My job is very boring I’m an office clerk
The only thing that helps me pass the time away
Is knowing I’ll be back at Echo Beach some day

On silent summer evening
The sky’s alive with lights
On buildings in the distance
Surrealistic sight
On Echo Beach
Waves make the only sound
On Echo Beach
There’s not a soul around

From nine till five I have to spend my time at work
My job is very boring I’m an office clerk
The only thing that helps me pass the time away
Is knowing I’ll be back at Echo Beach some day

Echo Beach
Far away in time
Echo Beach
Far away in time…

Please note that this image looks significantly darker when printed.

Figure imported into Bryce from Poser. Image made by blending two separate Bryce renders – I was unhappy with the foreground rock textures and blended them using layer masking in The GIMP.


3d, beach, bryce, dream, landscape, surreal, surrealism, virgosun

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  • DNA1
    DNA1almost 4 years ago

    and we just did an ‘echo’ image too: ) This is a classic! So sorry to hear you’re not ‘feeling up to par’-stolen from another Canadian musician’s song about catching the flu; Neil Young’s ‘almost cut my hair’: (
    Get well soon!

  • Thanks alex! It’ll pass… had a nice spring-weather day to sit about and enjoy, winter nearly over. See you at Echo Beach :D

    – virgosun

  • DNA1
    DNA1almost 4 years ago

    actually it’s the middle of the summer here (Venice, Florida), and it’s hard to imagine ‘winter’ in any way: ) glad you had a good day!-no pun intended….see you at the beach!

  • Mmm, Florida summer sounds good… cheers!

    – virgosun

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

    What is meant to be will always be so, and this has proven that factor, beautiful indeed, all love always. Normajean.

  • So true, Normajean :-)) Thank you, with love and light!

    – virgosun

  • C. Michael Cox
    C. Michael Coxalmost 4 years ago


  • Bit stumped for a story this time, LOL… thank you :-))

    – virgosun

  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsalmost 4 years ago

    Mission Accomplished !


  • Too much! Thank you!

    – virgosun

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on your Bryce and Beyond Double Feature!! :)

  • Cheers, I’m blown away… it’s an honour!

    – virgosun

  • LaFleureRouge1
    LaFleureRouge1almost 4 years ago

    GR8 image mate the thumb nail does not do it justice.
    Congrats on your feature darlin.
    Sure hope you are feeling better.
    Good day!

  • Cheers Red, feeling better all right, got a grin from ear to ear. Thank you!

    – virgosun

  • RamsayGee
    RamsayGeealmost 4 years ago

    Really fantastic – love it :)

  • Hey Ramsay, glad you like… bit of an experiment, as usual… cheers!

    – virgosun

  • shadowlee
    shadowleealmost 4 years ago

    beautiful work virgo, hope your feeling better soon, congrats on your feature

  • Hey mate, really needed to sit and stare at a nice beach, LOL… thanks! :D

    – virgosun

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 4 years ago

    Hey there what a great painting…you sure a good…the beach is beautifull and the butt ain’t to bad…hehe…only it…sherri :):)

  • Shiny as a new hubcap, LOL! When all else fails, add a floating tush, Sherri you’ve got me in stitches here… Cheers mate XD Thanks!

    – virgosun

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