These rocks and earth-forms were originally sun-warmed water.
Were they not?
Then the planet cooled and settled to what we are now.
“Hideaway” digital art by Inga Nielson
[all over google images as a photo of the sun and moon at the North Pole]
from the website of German astrophysics student,
Inga Nielsen (age 20 something)
My name is Inga Nielson and I welcome you to my homepage Gate to Nowhere. Many of the images in these galleries were done with a programm called TerraGen, a scenery generator, which was developed by Matt Fairclough. You can download a freeware version of the program at Planetside or at Terradreams. Most of the images are postworked with Photoshop. Parts of the landscapes and scenes are painted with a graphics tablet and some images are painted entirely. Additionally I use Matte Painting to create the scenes that come to my mind.