Picture of fountain
This image was entered in the September/October 1998 Internet Ray-Tracing Competition for the theme of Water. This image was perhaps not as detailed as some of my previous entries, but I think that the color and lighting worked out very well; depending on how bright a monitor is set to be, the mood of the image changes dramatically. Be sure to notice the link to "View previous rounds" on the IRTC page, or you may miss the hundreds of incredible submissions that reside there!

The idea for this came out of the blue, as I was trying to think of something water-related that would be somewhat original. A fountain came to mind, so I went about making it a bit more than just a fountain. I had envisioned showing steps leading down to the platform with the fountain, or putting other details on the back wall, but this would only distract from the color in the center. So, this image is pretty simple, but I'm satisfied with it.

All rights to the above image are reserved by its creator, Aaron Gage.