A couple of wallpapers

by Diane Duane

If anyone’s interested: here are a couple of 1920×1200 wallpapers of Swiss alpine scenery generated with Terragen 2.

The first is one of a number of studies of the north end of the Great Aletsch Glacier in central Switzerland: specifically, the area where the three glaciers running down from the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch converge, an area referred to as Place de la Concorde / Konkordiaplatz. The second is a view of the same terrain from a slightly different angle and with different lighting and cloud cover, and a crop from this was used as the cover for Raetian Tales 1: A Wind from the South. (It’ll eventually also be the wraparound dust jacket for the hardcover.)

Both of these images were generated using Swiss overflight radar data, which the Swiss government has kindly made available on the Web (though only to a certain level of accuracy. You wouldn’t want unfriendly eyes to know exactly where some things were…).

Both images are stored at Box.net, so clicking on the links will take you there.

Enjoy!

Looking north-northeast:

Aletsch Glacier rough

Looking northeast from a position a little further south down the glacier:

Wraparound cover final illo for AWFTS

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