"The Gatekeeper" IRTC entry
This picture was made for the September/October 2002 IRTC (Internet Raytracing Competition).
The topic was 'Spectacular Landscapes', you can have a look at the other entries in this round at the IRTC Website.
It shows a traveler on a flying carpet on its way through a craggy landscape towards a castle of alien look. A stone made gatekeeper is guarding a passage through the mountains.
It achieved the 2nd place out of 72, the detailed results are:
- artistic merit: 13.864
- technical merit: 14.659
- concept, originality, interpretation of theme: 14.432
- Overall: 14.3182