Exile – Summer Solstice

A new wallpaper is up: Exile – Summer Solstice.  I’ve revisited the original Exile image seen below and given the prisoner a summer solstice to enjoy.

Exile - Wallpaper from orbitalmaneuvers

The prisoner in exile.

But as in most things in life, it is bittersweet, as it only serves as a reminder of his time away from the distant blue dot in the sky, his home planet.

Exile – Summer Solstice

Enjoy!

Till next time,

RC Davison

“Menagerie” – New Wallpaper Available

I only started this about a year ago and finally got around to finishing it!  That is after dozens of iterations and renderings.  I think it’s finally finished…I think…

The Visitor adds to his collection after another visit to Earth.  Magic or technology?  To us, it is one in the same.

Have they been here already?  Have they added to their collection one by one and we’ve not noticed?  Are they out there at all?  Maybe one day we’ll find out, until then, enjoy!

“Menagerie”

Till next time,

RC Davison

Orb – New Wallpaper

“Orb” evolved while while watching a presidential debate.  I think I was looking for a planet to escape to, but unfortunately the planet I created doesn’t really appear to be too hospitable to us humans.  (After the debate I think I was wiling to take a chance on it!)

Wallpaper - Orb

Orb

Our world, from its sapphire blue oceans to its emerald green forests, provides everything we need to exist.  Surely there are planets in this vast Universe–in our galaxy alone–that provide nurturing environments to their indigenous species. The resultant lifeforms may be so alien in nature to us that we may never find a common reference point to share our experiences.

We can’t communicate with the other intelligent species on this planet, so communicating with an alien race from another planet may be quite a challenge.  Although, one could reason that the aliens would be as motivated to establish communication as we would be.  One could also argue that dolphins and chimps (among other intelligent animals) don’t have anything to say to us.

Enjoy!

Till next time,

RC Davison

Blue Sunset

The sky is alive with colors all during the day and the clouds that decorate the sky just make it more interesting.

Typically we think of red with a sunset, but it depends on just when you see it and other factors like the amount of dust and smog in the atmosphere as well as clouds.  This picture was inspired by a beautiful picture taken by P-M Hedén and can be seen, along with other beautiful images at Clearskies in the Noctilucent Clouds Gallery. (Noctilucent clouds are clouds at very high altitude made of ice crystals that can be seen late into the twilight hours.)

Blue Sunset

As usual, you can check out  more wallpapers at the gallery page.

Enjoy!

Till next time,

RC Davison

 

“Exoplanet”

“Exoplanet”, the latest wallpaper to be added to the gallery on the website depicts a binary planetary system around a distant star hosting a living ecosystem.  This image has taken forever to produce thanks to some quirks with the Vue-Esprit software that was used to create it.  Hope you enjoy it!

Wallpaper - Exoplanet

Exoplanet

Check out the other Orbital Maneuvers’ wallpapers in the gallery.

Till next time,

RC Davison

“Troubled Waters”

A new wallpaper is up called “Troubled Waters” is available on the wallpaper page.  The planet Earth will outlast us all, it is we that swim in troubled waters. The only place in the cosmos that we know is hospitable to human life; we should be more careful in how we treat it and its inhabitants.

Troubled Waters

Till next time,

RC Davison