This was taken on the same day that the shot from entry #46 was taken.
There are two things I really like about this shot. The first is the shininess of the road. The second is the overall glow in the scene. There was a light fog that morning; the way it softens and evens out the light makes the whole shot feel much warmer.
This was a shot I took near my apartment early one morning. It had rained the night before and much of the road had yet to dry.
The rain had cleared the air of much of the pollen, but the humidity had gone up. This created a very soft distribution to the light that is really amazing here. The glow coming from around the corner has a very mysterious feel to it. We get a little hint to its nature based on the pattern on the road.
This is a shot of the Pit, a parking lot at Clemson. It had rained earlier that day and the lot was still damp.
You can see some faint hints of god rays coming from the clouds. I think what I like most about this shot is the quality of the light reflecting off the pavement. The light is very soft and even in the reflection. It’s hard to see in the shot, but the reflections were very bright at low angles to the lot. It made the whole lot feel very shiny.
This is a shot I took while on a trip to Raleigh, NC.
I like how solitary the light makes the shot feel. The distribution of the light also creates a very secretive mood. It’s like I’m looking at the entrance to an underground establishment, hidden away from prying eyes.
This is shot of a water glass I took while on a trip to Raleigh.
I really like caustics. Rendering CG glass can take a long time to make it look good. Added on top of that, caustics aren’t normally automatic, so they can be fairly hard to get right. Caustics are fun to play with, because by just changing the orientation of the glass, liquid or both, you can completely change the pattern the caustics make.
This is a shot I took near sunset outside of McAdams hall in Clemson.
I think what I like most about this shot is the highlights on the leaves. They create this awesome fire effect on the trees. It also backlights the tree closest to the camera. This backlighting creates good contrast with the green of the leaves in shadow and the yellows of the backlight.
This is a shot I took aboard the USS Yorktown while on a trip to Charleston, SC.
I like how clean the light is here. There are no colors or patterns in the light; it has a plain white color and an even distribution. It is very utilitarian and a good example of ship lighting.