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Triton's Legacy by uxmal750ad Triton's Legacy by uxmal750ad
In 3.6 billion years, the retrograde orbit of Neptune’s largest moon Triton will have decayed to the point where the moon will be torn apart by the planet’s gravity.  At this time, the Andromeda galaxy will also be starting to interact with the Milky Way in a galactic collision which will take place over millions of years.  Andromeda is already visible to the naked eye, but in 3.6 billion years, the galaxy will be an enormous and spectacular site in our skies.  In this image I’m depicting both of these events in a scene which will almost certainly occur in the far future.  The view shows the planet Neptune from within the ring of debris left over from Triton’s destruction.  In the background, the approaching galaxy is yet another reminder that nothing lasts forever.

I used Vue 11 Pioneer to render the fragments of Triton.  There are about ten different fragments in this scene which I kept duplicating to create the debris ring.  The planet Neptune was painted in Photoshop and is offered as a stock image here: fav.me/d6omt6u. The image of Andromeda was also painted entirely in Photoshop and is my first attempt at a spiral galaxy.  Also, check out a similar image I made up using this scene called "The Fossil" found here fav.me/d6s5yc0.
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:iconadvancedviolinist29:
advancedviolinist29 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
How did you make this?
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Except for the rock fragments, everything here was painted in Photoshop.  I like how Neptune came out, but the galaxy could be better.  It was my first attempt at a galaxy though.  As for my work in Photoshop, I'm completely self-taught.  Everything I know and do I developed by simply playing around with the program.  Thanks for you interest!
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advancedviolinist29 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
You're so very welcome, I'll be sure to give it a shot sometime.
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
won't
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Too bad I wont live until then to actually see the Andromeda. Oh well.

 

Still, this looks pretty awesome!:D

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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Thanks!
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Lt-Colonel-Sharpy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcomed.:)
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Flanker-27 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the concept Thumbs Up  .. and the picture too.. sure Sweating a little...
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uxmal750ad Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Thank you.
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Archange1Michael Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice job mate, it looks very nice! :)
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