“A scene of pure imagination. Late afternoon in an autumn forest, where the sky and the trees are frozen in the reflection of a dark pool of water.”
Technical aspects: I did not have the luxury of the “Tree Lab” of Bryce 5, so the trees were created in XFrog 3.5 and imported into Bryce 4.0. The ground consists of at least 7 terrains and the autumn leaf piles were created with 60-odd flattened spheres and small terrains with scanned images of autumn oak leaves mapped onto them. Positioning the camera and lighting the sky took a long time to get the best possible reflection in the pool.
The pool is the center of the composition – almost a world within a world.
I drew a lot of inspiration from the minimalist Japanese woodcuts of the later 19th century whose unusual compositions and juxtaposing of image elements is quite unique to the Japanese culture, which I greatly admire.