The pictures are a series of composites made from photographs and some original artwork.
Most ship images are 5 megapixel photos of my collection of model ships edited to remove wires, hooks,
Some ships are cut from publicity shots posted on the Internet to advertise
movies or other shows. The sources of the ships are identified in each
The backgrounds all come from the NASA web site. They are a collection of high resolution
photos collected over the years by NASA.
All of the original names, images and objects are Copyrighted © by their various
owners: Paramount Pictures, Hallmark, Micro Machines, Galoob, Furuta, Playmates, Polar
Lights, Playing Mantis and NASA. The resulting compositions are
Copyrighted © by Freelance Ink and are intended for my personal use and the enjoyment of those
visiting this site.
The compositions were
chosen for their artistic
value rather than an exact depiction of a specific scene from a story.
Each image was built by layering objects on top of a star
field or nebula. Then a variety of planets, galaxies or other
interesting objects were masked, cut from their backgrounds and added to the
The final stage was to
edit the ships
and detail them with warp fields, lights, emblems, battle damage,
The original images are all 16 by 20 inch digital pictures at 150 pixels per inch. That
comes out to 2400 by 3000 by 24 bit color pixels or about 22 megabytes per image in their raw
form. Large enough to print 24 by 30 inch posters if you have powerful system with lots of memory to edit and print
For the CDs the images
are 8 by 10 inch pictures at 150 pixels per inch. That
comes out to 1200 by 1500 by 24 bit color pixels or a little over 5 megabytes per image in their raw
form. Just the right size to print 8 by 10 inch images on 8.5 by 11 inch photographic paper
organized as a calendar.
Most printers convert pixels to dpi by multiplying by the number of dots
printed per pixel, so 3 color printers will print at 450 dpi, 4 (3 colors +
black) at 600, 6 at 900 dpi and 7 at 1050 dpi. Most older printers that print at
300 dpi or less, will automatically scale the images down to fit properly.
The images in the Gallery are scaled down to 512 by 410 pixels so they can be loaded over the
Internet in a reasonable length of time. Enjoy the show.