The camera is situated somewhere over Northern Albania at an elevation of 300km. Vertical exaggeration is 600%, which leads to some pretty wild river courses (look closely to the right of the second E in "Western"). I've tried to enhance the sense of depth by setting up a volumetric atmosphere with haze in the far distance. Also, text labels (which were added in Illustrator) are somewhat hazier as they are further away from the camera.
The production process is:
- Rendering in Visual Nature Studio.
- Some manual edits in Photoshop (enhanced the rivers a bit and cleaned up cases where the resolution difference between the terrain and imagery caused the sea to run uphill).
- Added text labels in Illustrator.
The font used is Cisalpin, which was discussed here earlier. I though it would be quite appropriate here. It's the first time I'm using it and I must say I quite like it.
Any comments would be much appreciated.