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I spotted a couple more atmospheric photos on the Wyrd Forum:

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...the last one I find especially inspiring...of course, I am a bit strange.

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These are two pictures I took for reference from a preserve (I forget the name of sorry!) here in GA - and yes, those lumps in the water are alligators. The green on the top of the water is algae growing and it's quite quite bright green which I thought was just plain awesome (hence the pictures)

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This is rather hedging the bets on "Real Places", but it is real & is part of the Universal Studios theme park in Florida; AND was pointed out to moi as a possible source of inspiration:

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...I do find her inspiring.

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I spotted a couple more atmospheric photos on the Wyrd Forum:

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...the last one I find especially inspiring...of course, I am a bit strange.

That last one looks like an abandoned amusement park to me.

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Goblin Valley State Park, Utah (seen as the planet of the rocks in Galaxy Quest):

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/albums/72157625819074376

 

 

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks NM, New Mexico (between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, behind Cochiti Pueblo):

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sundseth/albums/72157625819090050

 

 

And The Wave (Paria Canyons/Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, AZ. You have to win a lottery to get a hiking permit, which I've never done.)

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave,_Arizona

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"Goblin Valley"... even has the right name for fantasy terrain!

 

 It looks like it was designed by Malefactus, lol...

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Lobby of the fantastical Magic Mountain Hotel in Chile.

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A heart-shaped rock that has fallen in the Athabasca Canyon.

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@ub3r Now, how to mimic the lighting in that top picture....

Blues/purples for shadows and yellows/oranges for the places in light. Good contrast there in that pic.

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@ub3r Now, how to mimic the lighting in that top picture....

Trees in a fish tank. Fill with water. Add a quarter cup or so of milk. Shine light through it.

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