Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow, sorrow for the lost Lenore
At first I rendered unbiased with an F-stop of 1, however, unbiased and displacement (beard/hair) hate each other and it would have taken hours to render. So I tried again using a biased render with DoF set at 5% - Far too much!!! (I lost the reflection in the window and the "Good Bye" on the oiuja board) This one is rendered with Front/Back DoF at just 1% - Obviously too little!
This was never meant to be seen by anyone other than the small group of Deviants that follow me regularly (it's even half normal size), I spent the night keeping vigil on a sick family member and rather than stare at the wall I did this, hence my embarrasment at the DD 'Tis indeed SSS on the skin and the candle .... It's nice when people notice these things
I don't usually like poetry either I think the wonderful Vincent Price has a lot to do with Poe's success in the UK. Plus his short stories are very entertaining - Everyone rants about Sherlock Holmes but isn't Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" exactly that, except written 20 years earlier? To me, he's a great unsung hero of literature
I like Poe. I feel like- actually, no, Lovecraft totally looked up to him. Personally I had trouble with a lot of the archaisms of Poe's writing (I speak neither French nor Latin, Mr. Poe!) but he still was quite original. Also, he wrote the first sci-fi story, with the one about the balloon that goes to space. I forget the exact name.
Before I went to bed last night I started to model a scene that I've always wanted to do... Today I discovered that this one was a DD and I've spent the whole day answering messages... Don't get me wrong, I'm super happy people like it but, without sounding ungrateful, I'm also very sad I didn't have a chance to do what I wanted to do, i.e. More! ...It'll be Monday again soon
The reflection in the window is in fact him, he's very white (almost spectral) because the moonlight is set at 400% in order to generate the rays. I needed the telescope to frame his reflection and make it clear. The reflection of the telescope is quite obvious and this leads down to his reflection. Without it, his reflection just looks like something else in the room. Now you come to mention it I could have put a door and a bust of Pallas on his left, reflected in the window too As always could've, should've, would've... Next time!