This color scheme has just become a huge hit with me; I love the deep blues and the lit snow.
If you're not opposed to a request (since you're still tinkering with it): Would you consider making a non-Christmas version of this (without the red decorations)? It would make a beautiful addition to the winter gallery.
"Best Holiday Scenic"
Mon January 9, 2017 at 3:24 pm
I've been following your artwork since 2004 and this is your best holiday scenic wallpaper yet! Absolutely stunning!
Wed December 28, 2016 at 8:26 pm
Could be used at Chritsmas time or year round. Good stuff...
Sat December 24, 2016 at 10:32 am
Even better than the day version. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Ryan!
"Foggy Christmas Eve"
Fri December 23, 2016 at 12:15 pm
I like it....
Fri December 23, 2016 at 8:35 am
"Definitely Nice Enough"
Thu December 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm
I have always enjoyed your Christmas/winter wallpapers. Snowy Creek makes an annual appearance. I think this one will be showing up in that rotation, too. Happy Christmas, Ryan and family!
Wed December 21, 2016 at 2:37 pm
Enjoying the beautiful glowing trees!
Wed December 21, 2016 at 8:02 am
Ryan, this is gorgeous! Thank you so much for this beautiful Christmas gift!
"Much better at night"
Tue December 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm
This is quickly my favorite. Would be nice to add in that "jolly ole elf with his miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer" to the skyline. Just for fun!
"Foggy Christmas Eve Night"
Tue December 20, 2016 at 0:27 am
Nice touch with those aurora borealis up in the sky.
Fyi, the Finnish Meteorological Institute has a webpage for 'space weather', too. There, the weather prognosis is not of rain, but of aurora borealis: http://ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/avaruussaa
"Foggy Christmas Eve Night"
Mon December 19, 2016 at 9:24 pm
This is beautiful. I love it! The snow does look a little like marshmallows, but it's still beautiful.
"Foggy Christmas Eve night"
Mon December 19, 2016 at 7:07 pm
like this but maybe a little brighter on the red balls and maybe some green balls as well to make it really pop.
Mon December 19, 2016 at 6:17 pm
I like the night version and the lights, but the snow looks more like marshmallows or white frosting slapped on the trees. Maybe a less snow version. But this don't like.
Mon December 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm
...but not any more. The day version is, as others have noted, very, very white and bright. That's not necessarily a bad thing; such conditions are called a "white out" for a reason. Such conditions can be very beautiful, but they do send me scrambling for sun glasses.
The night version removes the last, little lingering hesitation -- now I can give it a TEN with ease.
Well done, thank you Ryan. I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Enjoy those conditions on your monitors -- not through your windshield... ;)
"Much better than daytime version"
Mon December 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Really like this version over the daytime version, which was just waaaaay too bright on my screen.
Mon December 19, 2016 at 11:24 am
Ryan I LOVE the night version - I actually prefer it to the daytime one - colors and the essence of fog in the night is AWESOME.
Mon December 19, 2016 at 9:52 am
I'm not sure why you don't like it, but then again, I do the same thing with my stuff. This is absolutely stunning and I'm so grateful you shared it with us!
"Multi screen needed. (con't)"
Mon December 19, 2016 at 9:40 am
Spoke too soon on my PS. Sorry. Should have known better.
"Multi screen needed."
Mon December 19, 2016 at 9:39 am
PS. Same for Foggy Christmas Eve too.
"Very nice "
Mon December 19, 2016 at 9:26 am
Nice job 😎
Mon December 19, 2016 at 9:11 am
I love this night version of this! I agree with the previous poster that more Northern Lights would make it pop more!
"More Northern Lights"
Mon December 19, 2016 at 8:57 am
I love the trees and the foreground, but can we get more northern lights on here please?
Mon December 19, 2016 at 7:06 am
I really love the lighting in this one, and with the aurora borealis in the back ground is a fantastic blend, awesome job Ryan
Mon December 19, 2016 at 3:31 am
Here is my 2 cents..
The foreground looks good with the snow and the lighted trees. The background needs work though. The fog in the back looks more like smoke from a forest fire than fog. The aurora is a good touch so what would make this picture perfect (in my opinion) is replace the fog with a snowy mountain scene. Have the mountains lit up by a full moon (pictured or not) with the aurora serving as the accent color/lighting and it would be perfect.
Sun December 18, 2016 at 10:20 pm
Absolutely Fantastic! I love the glow in the trees and the subtle aurora in the sky. I just can't help but stare at the picture. I absoluely LOVE this one!!
Sun December 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm
I'm not sure it needs anything, except maybe a sled and 9 tiny reindeer with a little old driver who's lively and quick.
This is great!
Sun December 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm
I *love* the subtle aurora!!!!!
Sun December 18, 2016 at 1:16 pm
I love it, but have to say the same as Littlemom, the snow on the ground looks like water!
Sun December 18, 2016 at 11:12 am
I prefer this version - the original was too bright for my eyes. Keep tweaking this one but for now it's my desktop background (until the final version is completed).
Sun December 18, 2016 at 11:06 am
This is absolutely gorgeous. However the snow on the ground sort of looks like water. And I don't know if I care for the fog above the trees. But it's a great start on this one.
"A good start..."
Sun December 18, 2016 at 9:51 am
I can see how you might want to tinker. I like it, but it doesn't feel quite right yet. I'll toss in some of my gut reactions.
I love how you added the Aurora.
I like the warm glow (color temperature) of the lights.
I like the concept of the snowfall, but it's largely lost between the light range and the visible sky (cognitive dissonance).
The red bulbs feel a little dull. Good concept, but not much life to them. Probably accurate, however.
I like the clouds - very reminiscent of mountain clouds - but they pretty well obscure the ridgeline of the hillside.
I'm liking the start - and looking forward to the final (or next version)!