A night-time winter version of my "Elegy" wallpaper. I rendered this one shortly after posting the original Autumn version, but thought it would be better to post it later in the season (a little closer to Halloween).


8.60/10 rating (172 votes)
59 Comments

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lminthorn
"Elegy Winter Night"
Just as I thought you had not shown snow falling except on GG winter, you introduce us to this. Oh, and thank you for adding three wolves. I understand that odd numbers are more asthetically pleasing, but I would rather see two of these magnificant creatures than one (probably means it has no pack-not good) as on Desert Snow and Desert Dawn.

Tue February 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Ceiswyn
"Just right."
This perfectly captures the feeling of a January day, after twilight but before full night has fallen. And I love the subtle wolves.

Thu December 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

Marathon
"Winter and Night are a great combo"
"Walking by Woods on a Snowy Evening" comes to mind with this one.

Mon November 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Marlowe
"Love it"
This is a great one. i love the flying snow!

Wed November 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

Tildon
"One of my favorites!"
Hoping for a Spring and Summer...?

Sat November 19, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Trent
"5120x1600 links to 5120x1440"
Please fix =)

Tue November 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Fumigator
"Need one more abstract"
Ryan-- we need one more sweet abstract before the year's done, don't ya think? Something along the lines of Clockwork or String Theory, both of which continue to find their way to my desktop.

Fri November 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

0beron
"Mesh alignment"
Just noticed, in the multiscreen renders, the 2nd large tree in from the right hand side (not the huge on close to the camera on the far right, but the next one with snow plastered on the outside) seems to have a break in it about half way up? You can see the background through it.

Thu November 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

Dave
"Color Difference"
I think I prefer the more subdued blue in the mutliscreen render. I suppose I will crop it and use it instead.

Wed November 9, 2011 at 2:32 am

le_jawa
"Love it!"
Fantastic winter scene; Elegy has been one of my favorite "nature scenes". Thanks for the multiscreen renders!

Mon November 7, 2011 at 10:02 am

brad
"re:"
Nevermind, i feel silly. ;)

Mon November 7, 2011 at 1:46 am

brad
"3200 x 1200 (dual 4:3)"
3200 x 1200 (dual 4:3) without the split files seems to be missing entirely, or is that resolution no-longer provided?

Mon November 7, 2011 at 1:46 am

Peter
"5120x1600 Wrong link"
once again 5120x1600 wrong link

Sat November 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Troy A
"Wolves"
The pack of wolves in the back was a nice touch in this version. :)

Fri November 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm

David
"5120x1600 image is really 5120x1440"
Hi Ryan-

I noticed the 5120x1600 image is really 5120x1440. You have the same problem on the following images:

-Grand Design (both zoom levels/versions)

-Red Harbinger

-String Theory (yellow, red/blue, and blue versions)

Fri November 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Antonio
"Winter around the corner!"
This is a nice addition to the collection! It makes me want to sit next to the fire under a blanket witha nice cup of hot cocoa and read a good book. I really like having the day/night/summer/winter versions of images so that way I can set the lock screen on my iPhone/iPod/iPad as the night/winter setting and the home screen as the day/summer setting! Always impressed!! Keep 'em coming Ryan!!!!

Fri November 4, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Foz
"The Texture Police"
You're probably going to be annoyed at this, but triple screen (only), far right, the big tree trunk looks like it has a belt of... static noisy snow...

Thu November 3, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Ryan
"@Dean"
I used to go back and forth about which side of the dual-screen should contain the "focus". Some people demanded the right and others the left. As a compromise I decided to center them all (which makes for a more attractive thumbnail IMHO) and then those that want the image aligned differently can download the triple-screen file. The triple should have plenty of slack to allow centering on either side of a dual-head system.

Does this help?

Thu November 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Dean
"Elegy et.al."
You almost always put the area of interest in the middle of the dual screen image, and it hit right at the place where my two screens are separate. Couldn't you move them over for the dual-screen view? It doesn't matter which way, just not in the middle.

Thu November 3, 2011 at 11:13 am

James
"Christmas"
I think some lights in the trees plus a few other things would make this a nice Christmas wallpaper. A day version of this would be nice too.

Thu November 3, 2011 at 11:07 am

Dean
"Elegy"
This reminds me of Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening."

Thu November 3, 2011 at 5:10 am

Becca
"Brrrr! (nice)"
I like this variant very much, and have this odd notion that you'll be revisiting this, Ryan, come spring and summer.



Anyway, as soon as a double-screen version is up, I am absolutely adding it to my Chronowall rotation.

Wed November 2, 2011 at 12:53 am

Wazalord
"So sweet"
So awesome, I'm sure many people may think this is a real photo. Love the motion blur.. can't wait to put it up in the middle of winter...

Tue November 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Mike
"Multi-monitor"
Can't wait for the dual screen on this. The autumn version just faded onto my desktop and reminded me that you had made a winter version. I love putting the versions back to back in the slideshow order and watching the scenes fade from autumn to winter. Great work.

Tue November 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Val
"Finally!"
Finally someone knows what it looks like when it snows! Love this! Although not looking forward to getting snow here in ND.

Tue November 1, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Jason Pond
""Elegy (Winter/Night) (2011)""
One of your best scenic images. I love the tranquility it enables in my mind when I gaze at it. Hyper-excellent work!

Tue November 1, 2011 at 11:18 am

MJPollard
"Nice!"
This one's going to be both my Windows 7 logon screen and my Android phone's wallpaper during the winter months. (I have all your wallpapers rotating on my Win7 desktops, so no need to dedicate it there.)

Tue November 1, 2011 at 7:32 am

Dean
"Dual Screen Issue"
And while I'm thinking about it, on dual screen pics, don't put the center of interest ditectly in the cesnter of the picture. It inveriably hits in the middle of the area between my screens.

Tue November 1, 2011 at 7:16 am

Dean
"Elegy"
As always, we dual screen users need one that will fit both screens. I have this advesion to using the same one on each side. Seems tacky.

Tue November 1, 2011 at 7:13 am

Dean
"Elegy"
As always, we dual screen users need one that will fit both screens. I have this advesion to using the same one on each side. Seems tacky.

Tue November 1, 2011 at 7:12 am

Jarrod
"Love it"
The snow fall and layering really brings the chill of winter in the deep woods to you

Mon October 31, 2011 at 10:24 pm

fandeboris
"Missed Out"
Ryan, I have NEVER rated an image lower than an 8 ever since I have been here, and for some reason this one doesn't cut it. I am not saying it is bad, I am just saying this just doesn't hit on all cylindrs.

Mon October 31, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Travis
":)"
Digging the darker, somber moods and color palettes of late. Bravo.

Mon October 31, 2011 at 12:08 am

Jenanne
"THANK YOU!"
Thanks, Ryan, for the 1600x1200 resolution! I took advantage of your special, too, and am now up to May 2014. But I don't want to do lifetime, since you earn your money every year. This render is an example of your hard work; I felt guilty getting the discount. I'll just have to give you a Christmas bonus, huh? :)

Mon October 31, 2011 at 4:26 am

Brandi U.
"Wonderful feel"
Love it. Great lighting.

Sun October 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Jack
"Duel screen?"
Just wondered if there is any chance of getting this in a duel screen version? Its great!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Rush
"Can it be darker?"
I think it would look awesome if it were a little darker out and there was an owl sitting on one of the tree branches.

Sun October 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Lidia
"Elegy Winter Night"
Nice! The scene is quite fitting for the weather we've had in New York these past couple of days. I like the wolves.

Sun October 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

dmackoy
"Awesome"
Very cool. Way to go

Sun October 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Mark
"One of my all time favorites"
One of my all time favorites!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Hoverwolf1
"love the wolves"
I love the wolves in this version, but I might move them closer.

Sun October 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Deb
"interesting mood to it"
alot of the winter scenes have a melancholy feel to them. I'd like to see something that grabs that sunny, crisp, first frost feel that that is peaceful and joyful at the same time.

Sun October 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Noliving
"1920x1080 lossless"
Is there any chance we can start getting lossless 1920x1080 versions?

Sun October 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Littlemom
"Elergy Winter"
Love it!!!!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Littlemom
"Elergy Winter"
Love it!!!!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Trav
"wow"
As soon as the dual screen comes out, on my computer it goes. love it!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Joel
"Wolfes"
The picture looks great. I love the snow falling and the wolves.

Sun October 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Carlos
"Wolves"
LOVE the addition of the Wolves. Thanks for all of your great work!! :)

Sun October 30, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Michelle
"Wolves!"
I didn't notice the wolves in the thumbnail. What a lovely touch. :)

Sun October 30, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Mike
"excellent"
Love the seasonal changes to the forest images. Excellent!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Timhogs
"Wistful"
The picture did get me thinking back to restful winter evenings up north...until I noticed the wolves...

Sun October 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm

JerriRose
"perfect timing"
We just got our first snow in Anchorage overnight- thank you!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Ryan
"@Jenanne"
Sorry about that. The 1600 x 1200 should be showing up now!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Jenanne
"1600x1200?"
The 1600x1200 size seems to be missing. And wow! You were fast on adding those wolves, Ryan! Love them!

Sun October 30, 2011 at 12:58 am

Ryan
"Re: Wolves"
I imagine they look pretty small at the lower resolutions...

Sun October 30, 2011 at 12:58 am

Jenanne
"Wolves"
It does have wolves....

Sun October 30, 2011 at 12:53 am

Randy
"Reply"
Can't really tell, there might be something in the path in the night version. Too dark and small to tell. Two, maybe three?

Sun October 30, 2011 at 12:50 am

Ryan
" @Randy"
Yes! This scene could use some wolves...

Sun October 30, 2011 at 12:48 am

Randy
"Elegy (Winter/Night)"
You have several forest pathway scenes, for all seasons. Maybe a scene with more forest animals, deer or wolves.

Sun October 30, 2011 at 12:47 am

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