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May 5, 2005
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Grand Canyon Panorama by johnwarren Grand Canyon Panorama by johnwarren
Phew - Finally this is finished.. Kind of anyway.

I've been doing this on and off for the last few months. I remember showing ~ psamtik a snow version of this that I was supposed to expand, but I got distracted and slowly worked on the textures that were in my original Arizona River. Shocking stuff... Anyway, I'm not too keen on the sky, but it shows off the textures better than any other atmosphere did - You might get to see a "blue hazed" version of this in my scraps so keep an eye out if you wish :p

The terrain is a 4097x4097 DEM of the Grand Canyon - Forgive the roughness of the dirty texture on the right too. I think it's something to do with the DEM and not the actual textures. 3 frames originally rendered at 2000x2000, stitched together in Photoshop.

This is my first "finished" panoramic render, so any comments or critique on any aspect of the render would be appreciated! :D

A print will be made of this soon too.. Depending on a few things anyway :D
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Grand Canyon Panorama by =johnwarren is one of the most impressive wonders on this planet. Digitally recreated, with all the great, eyecatching things that make the grand canyon what it is... this piece of art truly shows the strength of terragen and its possibilities. ( Suggested by tigaer and Featured by DanielRabjerg )
le-grand-mean Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
excellent picture - well done!
AugustusColumbano Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student General Artist
the sky... look at the sky... ugh... i wish i'm in that picture so i can stare at the whole scene forever... i love your work sir!
model850 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
this is so cool when i watch it it's like the whole picture is moving
dbestarchitect Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Looks so real!! ;P I love it!
evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Professional Artist
Very realistic! I love the composition and the details of the piece! Vivid and bright! Keep up the awesome work! :D
mr-sarcastic1984 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
omg one of the best shots i have ever laid my eyes on!! beautiful!!!
MagDarq Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
wow!! :)
jezibabe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007   Photographer
this is amazing work =D

love it
HiroSasuke Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
Very Awesome!! I cam across this Piece a few months Ago, but I had no Idea you had done this :O Incredible :) By the way, where did you get the Grand Canyon DEM Terrain? I have been looking all over for it, and after seeing this...I need to have it o.O
PatGoltz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Oh, one other thing: your Colorado River is very pretty (and because of the altitude drops and the limitations in Terragen, you'll have to make it much wider than in real life). However, in real life, the Colorado is muddy brown. ;)
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