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I thought it would be worthwhile to attempt a night version of The One Light. What do you think? Gallery or Pickle Jar?

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Susan
"Purple"
A bit much purple for me. I would have liked a few more colours

Sat September 22, 2018 at 8:46 pm

Maureen
"Lights!"
I've seen the Northern Lights IRL only once. I love any opportunity to have them on my desktop, and you've just provided another opportunity. In purple!

Fri September 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Joel
"Stunning"
Haven't visited the site in a while and when I scrolled down on the main page to look at your recent work this one caught my breath.

Mon September 17, 2018 at 9:32 am

Bart
"Fabulous"
Absolutely keep this in Gallery,looks amazing

Fri August 24, 2018 at 7:41 pm

Brian
"Fantastic"
Fantastic work. Keep it up!

Mon August 20, 2018 at 8:40 pm

Paul
"Amazing"
Wonderful job, lovely wallpaper.

Mon August 20, 2018 at 10:29 am

Deanna
"Stunning"
I love the colors and beautiful, sparkly sky in this. Just.. wow. This is absolutely a new favorite. Looks amazing on my monitor.

Sun August 19, 2018 at 10:17 am

Matticussimuss
"Fabulous"
I love this one, Ryan!

Sat August 18, 2018 at 10:28 am

Ron Parum
"Amazing"
This is one of my favorite ones you have ever done. I really love the amazing purples you put in this one. Nice job!!!

Mon August 13, 2018 at 9:12 am

Rodewaryer
"Heavenly Glory"
Apart from a possible subtle glow from the clouds, this is pretty amazing and a gallery item without a doubt in my mind. Amazing in point of fact...

Sun August 12, 2018 at 10:26 pm

wildthotz
"wonder-ful"
Never sure what comments are truly helpful or interesting for you, but couldn't let this one go by without saying something. Wow, one of my favorites for sure.

Sun August 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Gene
"A bit conflicted..."
I'm calling this one a 9. It's a beautiful rendering of a stunning night sky. Since it is, obviously, a NIGHT sky, it should be dark. To my eye, though, it's a tad too dark. Still, another great work Ryan. Thank you!

Fri August 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Davin
"Purple Reign"
I love the colors. I often use your darker images for my desktop as I work in the dark, but I don't like just a black screen. I particularly like this one though.

Tue August 7, 2018 at 11:49 pm

GrnRaptor
"Light and Dark"
Having just set it up this way on my triple screen display I find using "The One Light" as my unlocked background and "Distant Lights" as my locked background to be highly aesthetically pleasing.

Mon August 6, 2018 at 5:55 pm

John Adams
"The Distant Lights -- Night Version"
This is most definitely worthy of the Gallery. It's probably just me, but I prefer this to the day version by a large margin.

Mon August 6, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Patrick
"Amazing"
This is simply amazing and well desiring of the #1 place. It is going to take awhile to replace this one as my wallpaper.

Sun August 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm

Ozaawaagosh
"Love IT!"
Very calm, simply Beautiful I really love this one, Great Render my Friend.

Sat August 4, 2018 at 6:16 am

Jim
"Amazing"
Multi-year member here and I really enjoy your nature scenes but you hit this one out of the park. Well done sir!

Thu August 2, 2018 at 1:46 pm

Ricardo
"Very very nice"
Gawjus!

Thu August 2, 2018 at 3:13 am

renrie
"WOW"
Beautiful night sky... such a calm I love it !

Thu August 2, 2018 at 0:07 am

wire
"great"
awesome! can we get multi monitor?

Wed August 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm

BobC
"Clouds."
I think gallery for this one. I like both of these images a lot, especially the day one with its exciting colors. I do find the clouds confusing - especially the wispy ones (lit in red-orange in the day version), which "should" be 6000+ feet above sea level. If interpreted by the eye in this way, it would mean the "haystacks" are tens of thousands of feet high (intended? the distant one on the right, seen most clearly in the multiscreen day version suggests that it might be). This, to me, confuses the scale of the scene and I actually think the image would work even better with no clouds in front of the haystacks

Wed August 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm

Shaz
"Lovely"
This one is calm, serene, beautiful. I didn't care for One Light (simply a personal preference as orange tends to hurt my eyes), but this one is lovely. Definitely Gallery worthy :)

Wed August 1, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Hawk
"Very nice"
Peaceful

Serene

Silent

Calm

Mysterious

Yet... interesting... as well.

Very well done!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Xetal
"Love it"
I slightly prefer the One Light, but this is a great contrast to it - as a pair they're as good as anything you've done

Wed August 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Herald Storm
"Oh and by the way"
If you have multiple monitors, this goes well with the Endpoint series!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 11:48 am

Paul
"Love it!"
A+++++

Wed August 1, 2018 at 11:43 am

Herald Storm
"Better than The One Light!"
This is amazing! The coloring in the one Light is too loud for my tastes. This is fantastic! Maybe a little more ripple in the water though? Reflects a bit too much detail?

Wed August 1, 2018 at 11:35 am

Littlemom
"A Perfect 10!!!"
Wow Ryan this render is simply amazing!!! I like it even better than One Light. It's absolutely perfect!!!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 11:20 am

James Fox
"Awesomeness "
10/10! Keep up the great work!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 11:19 am

Karen
"Gallery"
...naturally. It's so atmospheric and serene. Beautiful render...thank you!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am

Suvana
"Gallery!"
Awesome. Just the ticket for a beautiful but not intrusive background.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am

Mark A.
"gallery"
This one belongs in the gallery. 1,000,000,000... stars!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 11:05 am

Ryan
"@Runemaster"
It?s not hard to change the cloud formations but I really liked how I?d set them up for the ?day version?.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:59 am

Susan
"This is friggin gorgeous"
I really liked One Light, but this hits it out of the ballpark.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:57 am

Runemaster
"Question about Wallpapers"
Just a random thought here, but I was wondering how complicated it would be to make a night scene actually appear later in the day i.e. change the cloud formations and such. Obviously I know nothing about 3D rendering, so this might not be the most intelligent question. Just something I was thinking about.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:55 am

Wintergreen
"Gallery"
Gallery. Absolutely. The One Light is beautiful but The Distant Lights is even more beautiful. Images like this are the reason DB is still my homepage all these years later - when I boot up the old bucket of circuit boards and bolts I need to see something this breathtaking. Thankyou.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:41 am

Devon
"awesome "
This is going on all my devices. Absolutely love it.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

Drew
"10"
This one belongs on the all-time top 10 imo!! Beautiful, masterwork!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:28 am

Natalie
"Gallery!!!"
I have to admit, I wasn't a huge fan of the daytime version, the colors were a little harsh for me. But, I love, love, love this nighttime version! Please give it a gallery space of its own.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:19 am

Jenanne
"NOT mere Pickle Jar"
Awesome work! This deserves its own place in the gallery.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:16 am

Nogs
"Great"
This is the night sky I like to see when I just turn the lights off and relax in the hill country of Texas.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:11 am

Beverly W
"So So So Beautiful"
I am literally awestruck with this. There are no words. You hit it out of the park with this one.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:05 am

Phil C.
"Lookit all that purple!"
Wow, the varying shades of purple on this are outstanding. This'll become one of my favorites, I can see. Love it!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:03 am

Corwin Amber
"Night time scenes are the best"
I love the color scheme at night and the reflection on the water.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 10:01 am

drow
"awesome"
this is what i want to see when i look up at the night sky.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 9:56 am

Jeffrey
"Wonderful"
I tend to like the darker wallpapers. This is stunning.

Wed August 1, 2018 at 9:56 am

Alec
"Wonderful as always"
Every single time you post a new piece it makes my day

Wed August 1, 2018 at 9:54 am

Todd
"Such depth and striking"
This is stunning. The foreground the background are subtle and dramatic. I really like it!

Wed August 1, 2018 at 9:11 am

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