This shows a CGI “Mir” space station composited over a NASA photograph of the Earth from orbit. Lighting is deliberately not realistic, it is much softer than the harsh lighting typical of Space.
I studied astronomy at University College London, but failed to get my degree. For many years pre-internet, I ran the bulletin board "Starbase 1", which is why you will frequently see me referring to myself as that! I was on the board of the IAAA. I operate exclusively in digital formats using many different software packages. Most often Lightwave 3d, Vue, Gaea, and Affinity Photo. I also enjoy oddball graphics packages like Xenodream, Amberlight, and others.
I'm particularly interested in the early Soviet space program, and I have served as a consultant on that subject. Go to the artist's portfolio
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