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Magma mountain by priteeboy Magma mountain by priteeboy
Having a long-term interest in volcanoes, it was only a matter of time before one showed up in My gallery. Although some volcanoes have their inactive presence hidden among rainforests in some of My previous works, This is the first in My gallery where the erupting volcano itself is the main subject. The lava would be the first thing people notice but most time was spent on surrounding rocks and mountains. I was trying a new way of doing them which took more time but made them more realistic than any of My previous pictures involving rocky mountains.
I'd say it took about 16 hours in total. Made using photoshop CS2. Enjoy !
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just read about a planet that orbits its sun in 8.5 hours. A Vesuvian hell if there was ever one. Now I know what it could look like.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recently read about a Gas giant that's closer to its sun than Mercury is to ours, and apparently the combination of intense heat and silica particles in its dense, sapphire blue atmosphere means that it rains molten glass on it :wtf:

It's crazy to think that a planet in another solar system can be so unlike any of the ones in our own. A hotter-than-hell world with no ground, an azure blue sky baking under a sun close enough to fill up half of it at any given time, where it rains red hot drops of glass :wtf:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really have to wonder with these places, what is their purpose and are they capable of supporting a radically different form of life and just what is "Life" now? Have we narrowed too much? Look at the diversity on our own planet, who are we to say what the parameters of life are, we only know what is here and what we see up close. It is kind of selfish that the Universe has to be in our terms.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually they use the terms "life as we know it" to cover themselves for that very question - there could be organisms out there who have evolved to tolerate radically different conditions to what we have on Earth. By their standards Earth's air is probably toxic, our water is lethal, our temperature is too cold or too hot, or there's not enough of what we consider to be a waste gas or even a gas used for burning or fuel that kills us but is essential to them. Life "as we know it" generally has to fit the most critical Earth parameters, we expect it to need water, oxygen and temperatures somewhere between the freezing point and boiling point of water (which is a very narrow range of temperatures when you think about it, in Celsius that's only a gap between 1 to 100 degrees) But life as we don't know it - could be anything :paranoid: Still, to get started in the first place it doesn't need some sort of "cradle" where there are no radical changes to the environment in too short a time until the life in it starts evolving enough to adapt to it. Once a planet finally gets a lot of life on it (like Earth) it suddenly becomes much more harder to get rid of. Even if we burned down every tree and killed every animal large enough to even see - there would still be a lot of bacteria around which will just evolve into something else faster than it did the first time around :nod:
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8legs Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And the Ocean harbors yet its own life forms. Yeah, we are just one out of shall I say billions of different forms it can and probably does take. We are not that all knowing even though we think we are. The creatures and plants that live by the undersea volcanic vents surely don't depend on what we need and yet we share the same planet.
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Mystick10 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I wish I registered in 2006 =( Impressive =D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a good time to be a deviant...there was still a lot of drama and crap going on, but not to the extent it is today ;p
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wishspell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
May I use this for my site?
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T-Creature Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is my desktop for my computer!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it so much 8-)
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