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Another piece featuring the U.S.S. Kelvin. I just wanted to show her again from another angle!

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Background: Thank you NASA. ;)

Mesh: U.S.S. Kelvin by Tobias Richter, geometry conversion to LW by Matt Christou. Geomety revisions & texture application by Andy Marrs.

Composition: Background composed in PS. Starfield added to original image. Lighting setup and render in LW. Post work (light effects addition/adaption - including the illumination of the registry) plus a few overall blending changes in PS.

Original resolution: 1920x1200.

Total time approx. 6 hours including 4.5 hours render time. 20 layers total in PS.

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Comments and critique welcome as usual. Enjoy. ;)

Updated SEP 2012.
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:icondinobatfan:
Beautiful view of the doomed USS Kelvin! :)
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overseer Apr 9, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconmontroytana:
i think the kelvin is my least favorite federation ship ever
but this render is simply beautiful!
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overseer Dec 30, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you! I have to say the design grew on me over time, but I'm generally a TNG+ person if I'm honest. ;)
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:iconmontroytana:
im in love with the enterprise e
every time i see the kelvin i think why did they build it upside down? it took me forever to figure out the bottom is the warp engine
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overseer Dec 30, 2009   Digital Artist
I think the most beautiful ship design, the most majestic for sure, is the Galaxy-class. Nothing - for me - has beaten that yet in terms of elegance. But it would be boring if everyone loved the same look! ;)
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:iconmontroytana:
ive never been able to describe what i don't like about the galaxy class. no thats wrong i dont dislike it i just dont love it
im glad too that everyone is different!
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overseer Dec 30, 2009   Digital Artist
Hehe, well, in the TNG episode "Relics", Scotty is in the holodeck on the bridge of the 1701 and says the following to Picard:

"There comes a time when a man can't fall in love again. He knows it's time to stop. I don't belong on your ship. I belong here. This was my home. This was where I had a purpose..."

And I suppose that's what it is. Once you grow up around a certain show you enjoy that most. I said that after I watched the latest Star Trek movie. While I liked it in general, I can now understand how all the TOS fans felt when TNG was first aired. ;)
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overseer Dec 30, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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