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The Grand Canyon

Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:08 pm
Made in Blender
There are 5K 16/8 bit integer and 4K 16/8 bit integer images and mobile wallpaper with .blend source file.
The style of the image were kept to be similar to the previous wallpapers.

The inspiration for the wallpaper is a Grand Canyon. I felt that yellow-orange color scheme don't happen very often so it would be refreshing to see.

https://gitlab.com/Kreneker/the-grand-canyon

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Re: The Grand Canyon

Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:56 pm
Looks great! Would be cool to replace Icy cold older wallpaper with this one! :)
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:51 pm
Wow, this is so lovely, both in concept and composition. However I find myself not really being drawn to the orange color. It just feels too bright and attention-getting somehow. The real Grand Canyon's rock color is often a lot more tan and brown, and there's often at least a bit of greenery, especially at the bottom where the river runs: https://images.trvl-media.com/media/con ... -20203.jpg
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:06 am
I adjust the color to be more brownish using gimp gmic with help from s7habo on pixls.us.
https://discuss.pixls.us/t/need-help-ma ... nish/15568
So it would look a bit more like Grand Canyon in real life.
The adjusted wallpaper is named with a suffix -brown in the gitlab repo.

ngraham wrote:Wow, this is so lovely, both in concept and composition. However I find myself not really being drawn to the orange color. It just feels too bright and attention-getting somehow. The real Grand Canyon's rock color is often a lot more tan and brown, and there's often at least a bit of greenery, especially at the bottom where the river runs: https://images.trvl-media.com/media/con ... -20203.jpg

I will try to find a good way to add some vegetation to it, but at the moment, the triangle with green color on it make it look a bit off... or to messy.
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:45 pm
It's gorgeous !
I love how the teal and the orange emphasize each other. Very good choice of colors and view !

I hope you'll win :D
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Portraits 5.18 LTS as being "rock-solid" :)
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Congratulations! This wallpaper were selected as a finalist!
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Some feedback from the judges:
Contrary to popular views, I think this looks very nice without any vegetation on it. Though, I do feel that the water is a little oddly green coloured, and the way the water brightens up on contact with ground just looks 'polluted' IMHO.
I think that this wallpaper has some potential, but right it's too busy and bright. I would suggest to tone down the colors a bit and make triangles colors less random so that it does not look as busy. Also, I would experiment a bit more with shadows and lighting, as that's a strong point of many other finalists.
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:40 pm
I agree on the too bright part. If this was chosen to be the default for 5.18, I would have to consider whether to ship this for Kubuntu 20.04 LTS. :/
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:13 am
I also agree that the current version is still a bit too bright and contrasty. The blue/orange contrast is really striking, but maybe a bit much. The blue seems fine, but I think the orange could benefit from going more in a naturalistic direction. The stone color of the real grand canyon is more tan/gray/brown: https://www.ecosia.org/images?q=grand+c ... B828168E73
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:01 pm
Hi, one of the judges here.

I love the bright vibrance of the wallpaper, but it might be a bit much for others. I would probably tone down the highlights on the water and rocks to make it less eye-blindingly bright. IMO, this wallpaper is one of those that's just screaming "i change with the time of day" with its less abstract outdoors view compared to the previous wallpapers. I wonder how well it would work with changing lighting conditions?
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:24 am
I have been busy with exams, I still got time?
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:27 pm
I see the winner have been decided, congrats.
I will upload the less busy wallpaper anyway. the one with suffix -less busy.
https://gitlab.com/Kreneker/the-grand-canyon
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:44 pm
Hi!
Can I ask you to email your shipping informations to [email protected], so that we can send you the package prize (baseball cap, Tux pluff, etc..)?
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Re: The Grand Canyon

Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:13 am
Hi! I'm afraid I did not receive any email, or I accidentally removed it. Can I ask you to send it again?

 
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