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The Long Ascent by steve-burg The Long Ascent by steve-burg
This is a 3D render that I modified in Photoshop. The figures were painted on a much larger scale, then reduced and placed in the landscape.

I haven't the slightest idea what this is, but it does not look like a natural formation. I think it's a structure - its origin and purpose unknown.

The image was originally created for a book project, and I added the figures much later. A lot of material didn't make it into the book - but it might find its way here... :)
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chrisinthekeys Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Amazing!
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very John Harris may I say...
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool...
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WalpurgisAk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
the way the structure is oriented makes me want to tilt my head, but, that would of course mean that the people are standing at an angle to the axis of gravitation
that confuses me...
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Stargalaxyblack Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ool stuff
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Woooow pure beauty and awesomeness !!!! Love the texture and the way the "lil guys" are standing on the "cristal-like" rocks ! :D
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of older sci-fi stories. I like it:)
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MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It DOES look like a natural formation if you've ever seen a picture of the Giant's Causeway ;)
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Basalt - strange stuff indeed :D
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PixelxMaster Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Nice, the atmosphere is really intense here. Reminds me of the Citadel's walls in Half-Life 2
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