Hi everyone. Congratulations to floyd! Clearly a last minute entry is the way to do it
Have been without internet for nearly two weeks now, so I missed the voting entirely, but it's fairly obvious it wouldn't have affected the outcome.cheatsguy:
it's a technique i've used a lot, and it's fairly simple to do. Essentially just a semi-transparent object matched to the shape of the window, which doesn't cast or receive shadows. I think it worked slightly better in the stained glass window because the window shape was more complex and so created more variation in the image. I'll see if I can put together a short tutorial if people are interested. It's not disimilar to the 'light cones' outlined in the last issue of DotAN8 e-zine. It was slightly more complex to produce in this image, though, because of the chair.
Looking forward to the next contest!