Thank you very, very much to everyone who ed this piece!
I usually make it a point to thank everyone individually, because I never take interest in my work - by anyone - for granted, but I have very limited time right now, so once again thank you very much! Every single comment and is truly appreciated and means a lot.
I figured that I do something that feels a little warmer this time.
Two "Beetle" shuttles en route to their Firefly-class 'mothership' from a trade mission; trying to stay ahead of a sandstorm.
COMPOSITION: Main image (except for the planets) rendered in Bryce 7.1 Pro; my work. Additional digital painting and details (surface, planets), FX and composition done in Photoshop.