This was my first attempt to craft more detailed Vue d'Esprit trees by building the branches themselves out of individual Vue tree models. I edited them in the Solid Growth editor to get them to bend the right way and then I places them around a central trunk.

The effect was pretty convincing, except in this case I didn't set up the "branches" so they all intersected the trunk. This precluded a winter version of this scene because the disconnects would be visible. Perhaps I will come back to it and try to work something out. I have an autumn version here and would love to try a winter scene someday.



8.52/10 rating (603 votes)
154 Comments

Dualscreen:
Triscreen:
Pickle Jar Variations what's this?

greenandgoldwinter1
9.21/10 rating (19 votes)

Member Comments

T3chn0g33k
"Winter Gallery"
This should go into the Winter Gallery as a separate entry. It would perfect for it.

Sun May 19, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Momcat
"Winter"
The tree is amazing; the detail work is really beautiful and the clouds, especially up in the two corners, is equally gorgeous. The snow on the ground needs some help and the falling snow needs even more.

I agree with @Scott; if you're able to finish it to your satisfaction, we will be at least as satisfied. :)

Thu November 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Terry
"Nice"
Really like it Ryan I hope you can work on it some more i nthe future :)

Thu November 8, 2012 at 6:46 am

Kelton
"suggestion"
put this up for mobile devices? (like my droid razr maxx..)

Wed November 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Momcat
"Beautiful!"
This is gorgeous, Ryan. The tree, especially, strikes quite a chord in me. Thank you, once again.

Tue November 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Scott
"winter"
I think the winter one looks quite nice as is, but I hope you are able to polish it up the way you want it!

Tue November 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

adam
"amazing"
I hope you are able to resolve the issue. This fully rendered will be amazing!!!

Thu November 1, 2012 at 5:28 pm

brad
"Wow"
I REALLY hope they are able to get your file open. I'm really excited to see you working on winter themed art again. :)

Thu November 1, 2012 at 10:12 am

Geep
"Green&Gold Winter"
Even rough, the scene is beautiful.

Wed October 31, 2012 at 8:02 am

SimonRev
"Glad to see Winter"
I remember you posting a few years ago that there would never be a winter version of Green and Gold because you had used some tricks to create the geometry for the tree in such a way that the branches didn't actually connect with the trunk.

I am excited that you have been able to produce this and really hope you are able to complete the work.

I was wondering if there is any way on the site to easily find related images (seasonal variations, day/night variations, etc)?

Tue October 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

Ross H.
"Like it"
Despite it not being "perfect," I really like this one!

Mon October 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

Dale
"Green & Gold Winter"
Green & Gold has been a favorite of mine for a long time, and I'm glad you've finally made a winter version. Even if you don't think it's perfect (and what art ever really is?) I think it's beautiful. I hope you have the heart to revisit it if you can't get your original file back.

Mon October 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

Amaryllis
"Lucky"
Whether or not you can work on this image some more, I feel lucky to now have this in my collection. It's haunting.

Mon October 29, 2012 at 4:42 am

Maggie
"Bleak, But..."
This reminds me of wintertime in rural Wisconsin. The filtered, washed out light reminds me of an impending snow storm. I can almost feel the bite of the frigid temps and the sting of the wind...

Sun October 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Ryan
"@Max"
Due to an exclusivity arrangement with Art in Design I have been unable to offer my cards directly to the public...until now.

Sat October 27, 2012 at 8:58 am

Max
"RE: "Christmas Cards""
You can order online from your card company posted earlier, but you will be paying a premium for the cards. .



Minimum order of 100 will run $250.00 for printing plus an additional $125.00 for shipping, handling, etc. back here to the states.

Sat October 27, 2012 at 7:44 am

Bulldoggie
"Awesome"
Love the snow in the background, makes it look like an impending blizzard. Can't wait to see the final product!!

Sat October 27, 2012 at 5:58 am

Littlemom
"Cool!!!"
Love what I see so far can't wait to see the finished product

Fri October 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm

hurtzDonut
"Mean"
Looks like an "Evil Tree"!

Fri October 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Paul
"Green & Gold Alternate"
This darker really resonates; the other one, not so much.

Fri October 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Ryan
"@Kelton"
Agreed on the snow. I wish I could open my scene file!!

Fri October 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Kelton
"Falling Snow"
it looks like snowballs as opposed to snow flakes. the tree is gorgeous the perspective looks different than the others in the series.

Fri October 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Erik
"Seasonal"
The seasonal ones are probably my favorites of your series; living in California but going to school in Ohio seasons are suddenly something I have to deal with. I love having your images of extreme seasons on my desktop: harsh, uncaring Winter; newborn, hopeful Spring; rich, joyous Summer; and comfortable, saturated Autumn. Can't WAIT for a Winter ed. of this one.

Tue January 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Jen
"Cloud Fix"
Now that the software has corrected the cloud issue for dual screens any chance we can get an updated render of this one?

Tue September 20, 2011 at 12:45 am

Bastian
"The Triscreen is the best!"
The Triscreen picture is the best! It's so beatutiful - the lone tree on the plane, surrounded by the clouds. A higher camera view would be nice. It's one of my favorite! A 16:9 single screen version with this tree in the distance would also be nice.

Sat June 4, 2011 at 7:21 am

Rochelle S
"Green and Gold 2008"
lots of great ones, but this is still my favorite since the first time I saw it.

Tue June 1, 2010 at 0:45 am

Abron
"Animated?"
This is one of my favourites, what about an animation with this? I would like to see the field moved gently by the wind.

Wed August 26, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Genj
"Perhaps a bit higher, more of a birds eye view?"
Otherwise, love it!

October 1, 2008

Marvin
"Comment at Green and Gold"
Beautiful, I love the way the sunlight puts a "glow" on the leaves, the details of the tree in general, the open field and then the contrast with the dark sky! Rated it a 9.

September 28, 2008

Courtland
"Cloud bug"
So if the image being so big is what's causing the clouds to look messed up in dual/triple screen versions, how about rendering each half of the image separately? After that, they can be easily combined back into one picture using Photoshop.



Anyway, weird clouds or not, this is one of my favs and will definitely grace my desktop for many weeks.

September 22, 2008

Sunnybac
"Green and Gold"
This image alone made me buy a membership. Keep up the awesome work Ryan!

September 21, 2008

Evan
"Impressive"
This scene has a very realistic and warm feeling to it, fantastic!


September 21, 2008

Tim
"Too Dark"
Ryan,



Really like this one, but it is too dark! It is like a photo that is underexposed. This may look good on a desktop monitor, but is too dark on a laptop screen. Can you make it look like it would if you were actually standing there?



Otherwise, the tree looks fantastic, so does the whole picture, just make it brighter.

September 20, 2008

guate6
"Amazing"
I love it! The lighting, the detail, the realism. Everything from textures, shapes, irregularity, and simplicity makes this one of my favorite. It looks so real! Excellent job Ryan, keep 'em comin' !

September 19, 2008

backfist
"trees!"
I've been a fan for about a year and a half, and a member for just a couple of months. I love your stuff! I love this new one in particular. I am a HUGE fan of trees, think they are a remarkable life form. Your rendering of this solitary guy is wonderful. Love the light shining on the top right.

September 19, 2008

JoAnn
"Green and Gold"
Wow! One of your best yet! Thank you for sharing your exceptional talent!

September 19, 2008

Adam
"Very Inspiring"
This is definitely in my top ten. I really like the dark sky looming in the background. The grass blowing, awaiting the coming storm... beautiful. A lot of possibilities here. Great image, kudos!

September 19, 2008

Sheldon
"Cloud Bug"
Ryan, first of all let me say, "Great image." Green and Gold really fits well with this time of year in the midwest. And I really like your landscapes. Snowy Creek and the "Wood Series" (Sping-, Summer-, Autumn-, and Winterwood) have been some of my favorites.

Secondly, about the "cloud bug" that you mention: it seems that you create the image on a relatively small canvas size (if that's the right term) and then use the software to "stretch" the image to fit a larger canvas (or screen) size. I know very little about rendering images, but it seems that this "stretching" is what produces the result you are not happy about.

My question is this: Why can't (or don't) you create the original image on a larger "canvas size" with the plan of later trimming the smaller "canvas size" out of the larger finished product? It seems this would eliminate the "stretching" problem. Is this technique too time consuming or bothersome?

Keep up the great work!

September 19, 2008

Eric
"It's all your fault ..."
That's it, now you've done it, I knew it would come to this eventually. I'm going to have to buy a triple monitor setup. ;-0 Ryan, you've truly out done yourself this time. I called out Bravo on the single, but man on the triple, B R A V I S S I M O !



Many call themselves digital artists, But Ryan - you are THE MASTER!



Cheers,

Eric

September 19, 2008

Hawk
"multi-render cloud bug issue"
Dumb question: Why not create the tri-screen render first, and then crop it down for the other two versions (dual-screen and single screen)?



Aspect ratio?

September 19, 2008

David W
"WOW"
this is a beautiful wallpaper. one of my favorites by far. Id have to say this wallpaper is close to perfect. good job! keep it up! it makes me so antsy waiting for your next work of beauty!

September 19, 2008

Kyle
"Clouds"
I see what you mean about the clouds, Ryan. On my office computer when I do the dual-screen it makes them look like the cream part on the top of banana pudding.

September 19, 2008

Michael
"Green and Gold / Lord of the Forest"
I rarely comment on your work. However, these last two, Green and Gold and Lord of the Forest, they stir my imagination after viewing them for only a few seconds.



More works of this type would be greatly appreciated! Excellent work!

September 19, 2008

Mark
"Tri Screens"
Wow! I'd buy a tri screen setup just to use it!

September 18, 2008

SCM
"Dual Widescreen"
I know that it is alot of work, but do you plan to re-render any of the images are are affected by the "cloud" bug. I use dual 27" wide screen monitors, even with the "funny" clouds, this is still an outstanding image. Great work.

September 18, 2008

Ryan
"The trunk"
The trunk is there, but the tree is in a dip in the terrain so you only see the top. I don't think I want to change this one but maybe next time.

September 18, 2008

Hunter
"A different version?"
I absolutely love this wallpaper, it will likely stay as my wallpaper for a while (atleast until your next masterpiece).



one suggestion: more of the trunk should be visible. Either wider, to make up for the massive size of the tree, or the leaves should start higher up the tree (a little before 1/4 of the way up or something).



Just an idea!

September 18, 2008

Ryan
"Christmas Cards"
My images are offered by a company called "Art in Design" based out of the UK. I signed an exclusive agreement with them this year so they will be the only providers of DB based Christmas cards for the next few years at least.



They can be found at Artindesign.co.uk, but it doesn't appear that they offer online ordering at this time.

September 18, 2008

Mike
"Green and Gold"
Wow! Your artwork keeps getting more and more realistic. This looks almost like a photograph! The clouds look amazing and I like the little flowers in the grass at the bottom. It would have been a nice extra touch to have a butterfly among the flowers though.



I would like the link the Christmas card company if you wish to post it :)

September 18, 2008

Braden
"Dithering lines in widescreen?"
I'm seeing some horizontal/angled dithering lines in the dual WUXGA version and I don't think it's my displays (Thinkpad W500 internal LCD and a Lenovo L220x 22"). I'm not sure if this is intentional or not...

September 18, 2008

Phillip D
"clouds"
Yeah, I remember you mentioned the comment on the clouds on Vue's part....one of the ways to solve that , that is, if the bug is not fix soon, is to take photo shots of sky and use your photos as background alpha planes in Vue (adjust lighting in Vue's plane if needed), just have to take them the right time of the day for the correct lighting of the sky matches the light direction on the scene. (crop the sides out first for standard size wallpapers, then use the sides for duals, etc).....



How's that?


September 18, 2008

Gilboron
"Wonderful"
The triple screen version has to be one of your best tri-screen wallpapers to date. The clouds look wonderful, and the tree doesn't feel as crammed as it used to too... I won't regret my lifetime membership.



Though I have noticed a problem with the links in the beginning of your newspost- to be specific, the link to the dual screen version.

September 18, 2008

Ryan
"Zazzle"
I actually added it a couple of days ago. Here's a link:



Green and Gold print

September 18, 2008

Scott
"Add to Zazzle!"
Howdy Ryan,

I would love to see this on the wall in my home, when you find the time, doing a render for Zazzle would be wonderful, thanks.

September 18, 2008

Mike
"Realism"
What I liked about this piece was how it made me feel a storm was just around the corner. After a couple of days I had to put Rite of Spring on my other monitor just so I could stop anticipating a storm every time I got to work.

September 18, 2008

James
"very realistic"
I've been visiting my parents and this wallpaper came out while I've been here. I set it as my laptop background and asked my mom if she thought it was real or fake. She said it was real which is what I expected.



I can't wait to see how the dual monitor version looks and home!

September 18, 2008

spammeiste
"Above and beyond..."
Just went through your dualies and I must say that the after switch to the new software (Vue d'Esprit 6 Infinite) basically gets rid of all the "graininess" that is present in your previous, although superior to anything else out there, renders.



If possible I would (and am sure everyone else) definitely appreciate previous reditions rendered using this new software.

September 17, 2008

Leanna
"Relaxing"
I want to go sit under this tree for hours. This is my first comment on a piece and I am really impressed with how real it looks! You do an awesome job! Thanks for keeping me coming back for more.

September 17, 2008

Kody
"brilliant!!!!!!"
ryan you pull it off again with one of my favorite type of picture. the totall scenery of this is astounding with the way you use the storm in the background as a way to set the mood. this has got to be one of the things that makes this whole hurricane ike thing down here in houston a little bit more relaxed cause i can just escape into the picture. btw this picture could use a little more to the distant right side, maybe a smaller tree, and would mind doin a tribute or something to all us hurricane victims here in the south?





and keep up the good work!

September 17, 2008

Nick
"Awesome!"
Dual screen plz :)

September 17, 2008

Phantom
"Love the extra tree "
The additional tree in the bottom left of the screen caught my eye only just today. I love how you add details that are designed to be barely seen and looked for by the viewer!

September 17, 2008

Matt
"Wow..."
...the most realistic flora to date, hands down. This will stay on my desktop for a while. Keep up the outstanding work, Ryan!

September 17, 2008

Ryan
"Fall Version?"
This is easily one of my favorite pieces you've ever done. With the season moving to fall, I was wondering if you had any intent to create a "fall version" of this piece. I believe the bright colors of fall would set this piece on "fire" in a beautiful way I'm sure only you can portray. Great work.

September 17, 2008

Scott
"Smells like rain is coming."
My first impression of this work was mixed; however, it has become my singular favorite piece in your repertoire. I have to say I walked in today; saw this on my desktop and was struck by the overwhelming effect that a storm was coming. The darker than normal sky; the line of thick clouds; and the tree itself, full of that deep rich green of a plant anticipating rain, all combine beautifully to awaken that primitive instinct of imminent showers. In an awesome manner, it actually called up in me the sense of smell of a storm nearing. Bravo! The scene is poignant with energy because it exists at a serene state, but contains the anticipation of excitement of the coming tempest. Like standing on an edge of a cliff: the current state is stable, but so near chaos. I heartily applaud this piece if you had produced no other art, for this alone, you would great.

September 17, 2008

Ryan
"Multiscreen Versions"
Multiscreens are on the way!

September 17, 2008

Scott
"Dual screen versions please..."
Please make the dual/tri screen versions of this one if you can. Thanks.

September 17, 2008

cmmnoble
"Big open spaces"
This picture is wonderful. Like others have said--it's very peaceful. Love the colors and the composition. I find my eyes drawn off into the distance. It reminds me of northwest Kansas: wheat as far as the eye can see and a big open horizon. (To the person who commented about other trees, I see at least one, off to the left-ish.) I'm adding my vote for an autumn colors version. Also, I'm adding two votes (voting with both hands) for a stormy version--like a mix between this one and "Rite of Spring". After all, big open plains and big honking thunderstorms go hand in hand. :-)



"Rite of Spring" is one of my all time favorites. I originally joined so I could get it. Any chance of a widescreen high-res version of it someday?

September 17, 2008

SCM
"Outstanding"
For me it is the small blue flowers that really make this piece wonderful. Outstanding work as usual, cannot wait for the multi-screen version. Again, simply outstanding.

September 17, 2008

Kriz
"Time shifting"
Every time I look at this i drift away from things... simply amazing. You've done great!

September 17, 2008

Tril
"The tree"
I thought I should chime in (once more) to say that I love the tree the way it is, without much in the way of visible trunk. The picture has a mystical rather than ultra-realistic quality and I think it works.



I've quite fallen in love with this picture; in fact, it has singlehandedly convinced me that I will be renewing my membership even though I haven't been as enthusiastic about some of the recent offerings. I scored it a nine only because it feels cramped at the top. Otherwise it would be a ten.

September 17, 2008

Mengistuh
"Serene"
I don't comment very often, but this picture really makes me feel at peace. On a day that I have utter chaos, it would be nice to come here and feel a gently breeze and lay in the shade underneath this tree and take a long pause and think about what really mattered to me in this life. It would allow me to take a deep breath and be grateful.



Nice work, Ryan. I gave it a ten. I know that's not what everyone gave it, but it's how the picture made me feel, more than anything--not what minor details I saw in the picture.



Very Cool.

September 16, 2008

Maryann
"Leg Room"
Hi Ryan:



It's beautiful, as usual; however, I'd love to see some trunk/bark as a visual break between the wheat/grain and the tree itself. The lack of a "break" makes the tree seem very heavy to me. It's like the tree is sitting, almost, on the grain field. It "feels" weighty and uncomfortable, if that makes any sense.



Regards,

Maryann

September 16, 2008

Maryann
"Leg Room"
Hi Ryan:



It's beautiful, as usual; however, I'd love to see some trunk/bark as a visual break between the wheat/grain and the tree itself. The lack of a "break" makes the tree seem very heavy to me. It's like the tree is sitting, almost, on the grain field. It "feels" weighty and uncomfortable, if that makes any sense.



Regards,

Maryann

September 16, 2008

Max
"Wow!"
Beautiful! Gorgeous. You've really out done yourself this time. I'm not even sure I can tell that it's not real.

September 16, 2008

Howler8
"Green and Gold"
I gave this image a 7. For some reason, it just doesn't 'speak' to me the way most of your pictures do. I think it has to do with the tree. I'd like it a lot more if there was more sunlight and all of the tree was lit up, maybe from the back. And another commentators right; a 1? Are you kidding me? This 7 is the lowest I've ever rated something.

September 16, 2008

Gin
"Green and Gold"
This year's best so far... sublime.

September 16, 2008

Ali M K
"nice work"
Nice work, Ryan. We know that those "cigarette-smoke" clouds are not your fault. Colors and composition deserve an A.

September 16, 2008

Sean W
"Gorgeous!"
Absolutely gorgeous. :) This is a visually soothing and satisfying piece. I won't use it as a background, since I work at a place that's all hills and trees, but it is a great addition. Well done Ryan!

September 16, 2008

Russ
"10!"
Also, I forgot to add:



A fall version with the field completely gold in color and the tree well in to a rew-yellow change!

September 16, 2008

Russ
"10!"
Absolutely beautiful! This is why I love this sight.

September 16, 2008

SalannB
"Green and Gold"
Oh gosh, this is just great!



I already have it as my wallpaper. Truly stunning!



I do agree...I'd like to see a "stormy" version of this.

September 16, 2008

docpixl
"tree"
On the plains of Kansas, (my thought), a tree, lush, green, thick and strong. From my perspective, it is also somewhat ominous, as if it is getting ready to move on. Ryan, only you could do that. Give it that look of almost being dangerous.

Ah, but that is my mind looking and reading into it. Aren't people weird? We look at something that you had no intention of and put weight where none was intended.

I think this illustration is fantastic.

Thank you for sharing your wondrous and imaginative mind with everyone else.

September 16, 2008

cecileva
"Oh wow!"
Very eloquent, I know, but I really love it when Ryan makes images like this one. There's "Morning Mist" in 2006 that was photo-realistic like "Green and Gold"; with "Simple Pleasures" they're amongst my very favorite.



Awesome job, Ryan.

September 16, 2008

Daniel
"Fantastic"
Wow I just bought my 5 all time favorite wallpapers of yours in the Gloss 34 x 22" posters from Zazzle, they arrived yesterday and I'm having them framed, I must say they look fantastic! But oh no, Now there's another one I have to add to my Digital Blasphemy Artwork collection! (ohhh sigh... the framing costs!)

September 16, 2008

Patrick
"This is fantastic"
I gave this image the score of 10. It's perfect!

September 16, 2008

Melissa
"Awesome....."
Love this one!!



Simple yet Stunning!!!



Great Job Ryan!!


September 16, 2008

JohnnyBoy!
"Can you add one more resolution"
This image is great! Is there any way to add the resolution 1024x600 for my Eee PC (and other UMPC's)?



Otherwise the grass doesn't show up on my screen.

September 15, 2008

Lee
"Two people gave it a 1?"
I know ratings are subjective, but if this wallpaper is a 1 on a scale of 1-10, I wonder why you would subscribe to this site.

September 15, 2008

Eric
"Best tree yet"
Wow.... WOW. Best tree I've seen you do. The grass is amazing as well, especially the seed tops in the foreground. Outstanding work!

September 15, 2008

brettzki
"well done"
omg, did you go to south Dakota and took this? the hd version looks so real i swear i have seen this tree before. and i think rain is on the way

September 15, 2008

Pat
"Storm"
Your vegetation wallpapers are getting scarily realistic. This one might be my favorite of all time.



I have to agree with the others, this tree would look absolutely stunning blowing around in a storm's gusts. It would be treading new ground on multiple fronts, as I have seen few of your wallpapers implement either rain or wind.



Quality/output is better than ever. Great job on this one.

September 15, 2008

Jeff
"I wonder if anyone else noticed....."
that there are actually 3 trees is the picture. At least thats what I saw.


September 15, 2008

PHiL
"me likes"
Lighting in this one is superb. Plants(trees) look more realistic than others, especially given how much of the picture is devoted to them. Great job. One of my favorites!

September 15, 2008

Edwin
"Beautiful!"
I have to say I like your nature scenes the best. This one is now my favourite of all your work. One of my favorites is Indian Summer from last year.



I think a seasonal series of Green and Gold would be cool: fall, winter, and spring to complete the set.

September 15, 2008

wnmnkh
"Another vote for stormy and rainy."
I think it would be awesome if the background is darker with some dark cloud ;)





10/10

September 15, 2008

Tril
"LOVE IT!"
See subject :-) The lighting is lovely on this one.



My only complaint is that I would like to see a little more sky above the top of the tree. The composition as it is feels cramped.

September 15, 2008

cajagger
"Unbelievable!"
I can't stop looking at this picture and admiring it's complexity and serene beauty! Keep up the phenomenal work Ryan! You're definitely making your members proud, especially the botanists and horticulturists...

September 15, 2008

Overdrive
"fabulous!"
Definitely one of your best works ever! Absolutely beautiful!



10*

September 15, 2008

Mello
"One of your recent bests!"
Wow, this is just phenomenal!! The fields look so real, and the tree is huge! I love the way the sun hits the top of the tree and the placement makes the tree look so big, and I like that! I like the faint sight of the trunk.

September 15, 2008

odessa
"wow"
This is just stunning. I absolutely love all of your work, but this has got to be in my top three, if not my #1. Gorgeous!

September 15, 2008

Timothy
"Great image....!"
This one is brilliant:)



So simple and it is already one of the all time top ten.



I agree also I think that there needs to be a trunk otherwise it looks strange.



Perhaps a tad brighter on the side facing us because I cannot see much depth inside the tree which would be better.



I recall trying to create a similar image like this just focusing on a tree a few months ago but its not as spectacular as yours...:P

September 15, 2008

toxbitch
"love it!"
Trees like this are getting harder and harder to find, natural or digital!

September 15, 2008

mischief
"No dual screen needed"
I take back my ealier comment about the dual screen. I'm using the 1280 x 1024 on my side-by-side LCD's and they actually merge togather seamlessly. Don't know if that was intentinal but it looks great!

September 15, 2008

Greg in KC
"Absolutely gorgeous!"
Ryan,



This is absolutely amazing work, just like everybody is saying. I'm so glad I renewed for another year... and to those of you thinking of renewing/signing up, you won't be sorry!



Can't wait for the multi-screen version! Keep up the great work, buddy!



Greg in KC

September 15, 2008

rob
"love it bub"
I love it but I think it really needs more visible trunk at the bottom - otherwise it looks more like a cloud of leaves kind of sitting there.

September 15, 2008

AW
"More, Please!"
Ryan, your software experimentation pays off for me - that is one awesome tree! Please feel free to experiment some more to come up with other stunning flora for your artwork.



Thanks!

September 15, 2008

Kristin
"Trees! <3"
I love any of the tree ones, having grown up in the woods. I love this one, and think any variations you want to do on it would be worthwhile. Awesome!

September 15, 2008

Detail
"Wow!"
That has to be one of the most detailed digital trees I've seen yet! Incredible. It's amazing how far and fast this technology advances. I can't wait for the dual screen so I use it as my backdrop.

September 15, 2008

Will Marsh
"WOW!"
this is great! i love simple but visually stunning works like this! you have out-done yourself again!. i wish there were some other things that caught my attention in the back ground though, like a moon or something.

September 15, 2008

Tuishimi
"Very pretty"
This is a very nice render. Simple in composition (altho' some sweat no doubt went in to the detail) and just lovely to look at.

September 15, 2008

Eric
"Bravo!"
Ryan,



With so many positive comments what can I add that would extend the feedback? So ...



B R A V O !



PS. I agree with Terry (night and Moon).



Cheers and Happy B-day!

September 15, 2008

Getwired
"Instant Favorite!"
I love it, Ryan. Simple, serene, sublime. ;-)

September 15, 2008

Terry
"Green and Gold"
Can you do a night version with a big moon behind the tree lighting the leaves up?

September 15, 2008

Woody
"Love it!"
Love the detail on the field with the shadows from surrounding clouds, etc. I have to agree, the tree does seem a little large (and might need a trunk). Otherwise, It'll look great on my desktop.

September 15, 2008

David w
"TREE!"
I love the new wallpaper!!! I bet that tree feels lonly, especially considering the size of it. haha

September 15, 2008

Macmage
"Amazing "
This is a beautiful picture. Thanks



I want to know why when I look at the voting is there always someone who marks your pictures as a "1" On a scale of 1 to 10 I have never seen anything below a 4 and that was only your early years. In the last 8 years your work has been stunning - all 7 and above. Mostly 8's 9's and 10's in my book





Thanks for another wonderful picture.


September 15, 2008

Hunter
"Stunning"
Absolutely amazing, THIS is why I became a member.



But don't trees usually have tree trunks?

September 15, 2008

Roberto
"I love it"
Once again Ryan,

according to me, that's your best picture. It's simple and the tree is majestic! I really love it, my actual wallpaper.

September 15, 2008

Walo
"Simple but efective."
wow its incredible the quality of the vue trees now. This image is awesome for its beauty and simplicity, the oddest of combinations but it just works way too good in this image.

September 15, 2008

Morgan
"Very good"
Very good. However, Vue clouds still seems to lack alot of detail am I right?

September 15, 2008

Brandon
"WOW"
Ok. i have to say that is the MOST realistic image i have seen on your site in the past 2 years, i actually gave it a 10/10, its just amazing!! GREAT job and also..



HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :)



-Brandon

September 14, 2008

Travis
":)"
Fantastic!!!



The depth, the shading, the sense of a nice summer day out on the pasture...my goodness. where's my picnic basket?





keep it up!

September 14, 2008

Ben
"Green and Gold"
You'd be hard pressed to say this wasn't a photograph. Outstanding work as usual, Ryan. My new wallpaper. :)

September 14, 2008

Mercury
"perfect!"
Wow, I think this is my favorite image of all so far. . . 10/10.

September 14, 2008

Joss
"Different"
Hey Ryan,



This is amazing...it almost doesn't look like your's!



(Not saying others are amazing) But...you get my drift.



I'd love this in my back yard. It looks amazing!

Good job, and I look forward to seeing more like this in the future.

September 14, 2008

Chris
"Wow"
Absolutely one of the best images you've come out with, Ryan. AWESOME JOB!

September 14, 2008

David
"Green and Gold"
I've never left a message, although I really enjoy the pictures. This has to be my new favorite. Awesome job!

September 14, 2008

Scott
"WoW!"
Simply amazing work here, i love the image overall, it reminds me a lot of where i live up towards the Adirondacks in upstate NY, the tree is just perfect and looks very old :D.



A definitive 12 on a scale of 10 from me.

September 14, 2008

chiops
"Green & gold childhood memories"
Man, wish I could have climbed THIS tree during my childhood. I actually reminds a little of the huge mango tree I DID climb.



Oh how the memories flood back to a more innocent time on the rubber plantation in the Papua New Guinea jungle.



Thank you, Ryan.

September 14, 2008

Gabe
"Green and Gold"
Fantastic! Somewhere from a dream almost! The clouds and distance drop off beautifully, while the tree with a "touch" of sun was well done with both structure, lighting and left enough detail to have the viewer's imagination stirred. The fields are spectacular, and if they were more gold it would remind me of my spring visit to the countrysides of Germany.



Two first-rate fantastic images in a row... make it a hat trick and I'll buy a lifetime membership! ;-)



Bravo!



- Gabe

September 14, 2008

Nate F
"Another smashingly great piece"
Wowsers, so simple and open; yet at the same time there is a very definitive focus;

Kinda reminds me of the Windows XP "bliss" background; except this is like a superupgraded version

September 14, 2008

Deanna
"Mother Nature's best..."
...a giant tree! Wow, this IS breathtaking. I love it!



I happen to like that it is a bit off center on the screen, too. It is a perfect fit for my icons to the left.



This one's going to be growing roots on my desktop for a while! (ha!)



Thanks, Ryan!

September 14, 2008

Mag
"Nice"
this is a nice image, i think i would prefer it if the bottom leaves were cut off a bit and you could see a little more of the tree bark so that when u look at it from a distance it doesnt look like a floating ball of leaves

September 14, 2008

Lee
"Amazing"
Truly beautiful, but one tiny complaint. The photography rule of thirds. On the wide screen version I think it would be even better with more space on the left.

September 14, 2008

markus
"Wow!"
this picture even works in thumbnail size! impressive work.

September 14, 2008

Blaine
"+1 to the stormy clouds and rain idea"
would be awesome

September 14, 2008

Blaine
"Amazing"
Definitely one of my favorites

September 14, 2008

Rargo
"Green and Gold"
Very nice, reminds me of the big tree near the end of the movie Shawshank Redemption where he finds the note buried underneath it.

September 14, 2008

Marc Kuhl
"Green and Gold"
This is incredible! You always make renewing membership worthwhile. Hey Ryan, do you think you could add Gazebo, Gazebo2k31280, Conjunction, and Conjunction2k31280 to your list of posters and mousepads?

September 14, 2008

sakman74
"green and gold"
SWEET!

September 14, 2008

mischief
"Wonderful"
Can't wait for the dual screen!

September 14, 2008

Derek
"Love it!"
This has to be one of my favorites in recent months!

You've done an awesome job of "transporting" me to this place of imagination and beauty.



Congrats!

Derek Strickland

September 14, 2008

Arthur
"Beautiful"
Great job Ryan!

September 14, 2008

Ian
"AMAZING!"
Simply incredible, Ryan! Amazing!



One thought - for those of us who love stormy weather (I remember emailing you long ago about doing a picture with rain in it), would it be possible to add some storm clouds in this or a future picture to give it a different level of depth?



I can just picture standing out on the plains on a windy day just before a summer thunderstorm looking at this incredible tree...wow! :)

September 14, 2008

Michael M.
"Perfect"
I was breathtaken when I saw this, thank you so much for the great masterpeices.

September 14, 2008

Kyle C
"how?..."
just how do you keep doing these? They are phenomenal! I like it, a lot. :)

September 14, 2008

Nero
"Awesome"
This is my favorite DB wallpaper out of them all. I love wallpapers with grass in them. Excellent job!!

September 14, 2008

Chris
"Holy cow....."
I was short of breath when I saw this one.....The shadows, the sky. It's breath taking. Probably one of my favorites this year. I LOVE this one.

September 14, 2008

Michael
"WOW"
That new software is GREAT. This is probably the best looking plant life you have created to date. I'm looking forward to the triple-screen version...



Actually, on that note - and I don't know how many others share my need... I use the triple screen versions because they fit best, but I actually have two 30" displays, each 2560 x 1600, so if you could start doing 5120x1600 resolution images, they would fit my screen PERFECTLY. (As it is, I stretch the images, and they often look skewed.)

September 14, 2008

Jenanne
"Terrific!"
I love this one -- really beautiful work. An absolute 10!

September 14, 2008

Greg
"Awesome (but if I may offer one suggestion...)"
I really like this one, but I think it would work a little better if you could see more of the trunk.

September 14, 2008

Ryan
"To "G""
Right you are!

September 14, 2008

G
"Nice!"
Simple and effective, I like.



"You may notice that I have added my "Recent Blog Posts" in a column to the left."

It's on the right, not the left ;)

September 14, 2008

Patrick
"Very Nice"
Reminds me of a great oak in the field near my grandparents in Texas. Looks Great!

September 14, 2008

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