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The First Meeting by pogona2009 The First Meeting by pogona2009
By 25 century, Human kind has spread away from our solar system and the milky way by starting to dominate intergalactic FTL travels, yet, earth is still the prime home for humanity, due to our short time traveling through galaxies, most of the travels are "no return expeditions", without even being able to communicate back to earth when very far. Also no other kind of intelligent life has been found.

In one of those expeditions, half the way to their destiny, in one of the many stops between FTL jumps (which last a few seconds and use to be near a planet or a star), a passenger at work looks through the window to see below on the planet, city lights!

The sad part of the story, is that in a few seconds that image will disappear, with no option of returning back, and the secret she just discovered will probably never be known by human kind, just a memory in her head doomed to vanish in the dark like her short human life.

also don't forget to leave a comment, this specific piece took a hell of time (and work) to be properly finished.

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:iconpraetoriansub:
praetoriansub Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Very nice :) And great choice of colors I say :)
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
can't go wrong with purple and red.
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:icontiago820:
tiago820 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
muito foda !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
thanks.
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:iconcreeppingdeath:
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
terrific
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
much appreciated.
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
encantado, ya iré poniendo lo que salga...
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Huggle! :happybounce: 
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SearchProjects Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hight quality Job nice details
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
thanks a lot :D
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:iconsearchprojects:
SearchProjects Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I hope check my works
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:iconathane:
Athane Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love it, its such a sad story and such a powerful story at the same time. The detail is nice.
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
you can see it both ways, sad because no one will no, or glad to be the only person that in fact knows...
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
thanks.
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:iconkaelthas-wolfheart:
Kaelthas-Wolfheart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!!!!
yes, it looks a bit sad..... knowing that such a lng trip will end up while you're very old..... and you may not find what you're looking for
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pogona2009 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
yep, but so out in space and so far there is no communication back to earth, these are no return trips, that's the sad thing, they can't turn back and are too away from home.

sorry, but that was the idea. :)
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Reder1c Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Perhaps the onboard computers record every single stop the ship makes on the way to its destination, and therefore this discovery wouldn't be lost? Just trying to give a glimmer of hope to the story ;-)
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pipper-SVK Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you have some really nice depth there, i also like the colors and idea is also very good :) but i miss some details there, anyway nice one :) for the woman did you have stock or did you shoot it for yourself ?
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
stock, she was looking through a window so perfect.
more details... can you elaborate more?

the terrain was a pain to make, made in bryce but worst is the ton of layers above from photoshop to make it look good, I never spent so much time on a piece, but I guess it paid off well:D
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pogona2009 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
the ceiling yikes me a bit, I'll have to fix it some of these days.
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
thanks, but that isn't painted.
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:iconkalinda001:
kalinda001 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Love the lighting effects on the woman and the folds of her tank top
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GSJennsen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Love this pic, has been in my favorites for several months. I used the holo-display as partial inspiration for a similar tool in my Mass Effect fanfic, "If It Meant Living: Beyond", and gave you credit and a link-back here: [link]
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
thanks, no problem.
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:iconnighthawk1310:
nighthawk1310 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
looks great
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:iconneswolf20:
NESWolf20 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
very beautiful and cool
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:iconjcdutt:
Jcdutt Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Wow, that's heavy, great job!
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
thanks.
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:iconabikk:
AbikK Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Nice, it's quite interesting - I like your concept. Great idea, nicely done.
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TK769 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the narative. Melancolic. Remote and eerie.


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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
thanks.
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:iconhabatchii:
Habatchii Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says;

It looks like Shania???

very well...
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:iconkai-isakaru:
Kai-Isakaru Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
that's so sad...
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
on the other hand, she's the only person in the world that saw it what makes it kind of special.
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:iconkai-isakaru:
Kai-Isakaru Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
true. it's just such a tragedy, human kind may never discover this planet again. they could be just like us, out looking for intelligent life, and we were so close to meeting.
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
yep.
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh snap, i wanna travel now! xO
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:iconmeganann23:
meganann23 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
It's a beautiful.
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:iconbillndrsn:
billndrsn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!!
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:iconreaper-man170203:
reaper-man170203 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A stunning piece of work.
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
thanks.
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:icondeeparth:
Deeparth Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Addition to my favorites should tell you how much i love this pic. The depth and detail are amazing.
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
thanks for the fav and the comment.
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:iconkalshion:
Kalshion Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive work there :)
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:iconvitamorior:
VitaMorior Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Bottom right corner of the holographic square: Emails Received.
So space adventures require email, cool.
I like the story btw :D
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:iconpogona2009:
pogona2009 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
yes, e-mails between the members of the ship XD.
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GuilleBot Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! I like it!
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awsomeusername Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Impressive
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:iconkrotera:
Krotera Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Incredible details & depth on the planetary surface; amazing work.
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