"Cortana, All I need to know is did we lose them."
"I think we both know the answer to that..."
"We made a blind jump...How did they..."
"..Get here first? The Covenant ships have always been faster. As for tracking us all the way from Reach, at light speed my maneuvering options were limited."
"We were running dark, yes?"
"Until we decelerated, no one could have missed the hole we tore in subspace...They were waiting for us on the far side of the planet..."
Hope you enjoy!
The planet, stars, and nebulae in the background we're done solely in Photoshop. The ships were initially pencil sketches, which were later scanned and completed in Photoshop.
I find it kind of strange that, despite the fact that there were multiple Covenant battle groups converging on the Autumn's position, you never see one Covenant vessel in any of the variations of this cutscene. Thus, I decided to add one such battle group approaching the PoA.
Some resources that I used:
Nebulae/Space Dust: [link][link]
EDIT: Increased file size to 1920 x 1080 and used the "Sharpen" tool to eliminate some of the blurring.