I like to tell little stories with my images. I like to think of each of my images as a still from a movie, with a before and an after, and I like to leave behind hints as to what those "before" and "after" are. The title is usually an important hint. I hope this image triggers in you the desire to imagine the before and the after.
I have plenty of images with planets as a central motif. I love scifi (obviously) and imagining new planets and people contemplating them is something that fascinates me. Since I'll never do it myself in person, at least I get to make my "actors" do it for me.
As usual, this is a synthetic, virtual 3D world prepared and rendered in e-on's Vue.