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Peter Pinckney
04-20-2011, 10:17 AM
it's full of Stars.....................one of those classic lines:)

Lee
04-20-2011, 11:56 AM
thus spake Peter;), Dear Peter, Beautiful!!! did they ever explain what that thing was!!!?:)

D Akey
04-20-2011, 01:27 PM
Yes, Lee, they did. . . in the book. And since it would be a spoiler I won't say here. I actually loved the book as well. But the movie was, for me, one of those mile markers in the stages of my growing up. Must have seen it umteen times just for this sequence. In the 60s it was something else, like shattering the confines of the life I had been leading as a child. . . each time. That's what it was for me, anyway.

But I must confess, I did have to go out and buy the book just to find out what Arthur C Clarke had in mind.

Anyway, my dear Pinckney, well done. . . Again I find you launching me into space and time.

coops
04-21-2011, 06:04 AM
Brilliant is how this shines out and brilliant is how you did it Peter.:)

Alexandra
04-21-2011, 09:06 PM
Outstanding!

Caesar
04-21-2011, 09:35 PM
Also malte Zarathustra!
An absolutely stunning and wonderful view!

pat1940
04-22-2011, 01:06 AM
Wow Peter, magnificent, love it, beautiful colors and 3D effect:):):):):):):):):):):):):);););););););)

gxhpainter2
04-22-2011, 03:54 AM
Peter - cool work! Taking a well recognized image and incorporating in your beautiful spacescapes. I really like these... and this is one of the best!:):):):):eek:

Lee
04-22-2011, 06:43 AM
Dear D. oh dear, guess will have to read the book:(;):)

again, beautiful Peter!!!:)

screenpainter
04-22-2011, 11:16 AM
Peter,

a bright shining universe indeed.

Lee,

from Wikipedia:

an ancient and unseen alien race uses a mechanism with the appearance of a large crystalline monolith to investigate worlds all across the galaxy and, if possible, to encourage the development of intelligent life.

Lee
04-22-2011, 11:31 AM
Dear GZ, Thank You!!! never thought of looking it up in Wiki, saw the second movie where the thing fractaled itself,,,made me wonder about it more,,, will have read the book anyway;):) xox

ps, now you made me recall an old sci-fi movie called 'Monolith Monsters', if i recall, similar 'things' reproduced themselves on Earth causing a real mess,, hmm, wonder if that idea was used in "2001",,,,:confused::)

scribbledsoul
04-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Amazing! And that whole series of books is one of my favorites. You have captured the essence of the monolith very well! Gorgeous nebula too, very masterfully done. :)

J Witt
04-22-2011, 12:25 PM
That is really cool. I love looking at images like this.

Noogins
04-22-2011, 03:12 PM
absolutely beautiful. I must try my hand at space again. Thank you for inspiring me.