8.82/10 rating (678 votes)
164 Comments

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

poseidon2
7.00/10 rating (3 votes)

poseidon3
9.40/10 rating (5 votes)

Member Comments

Mr. Bill
"Wow. There is so much life here"
One my all time favorites. This one just says 'dive in and forget the world' Love it.

Mon April 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Jenanne
"Retina!"
Thank you so much, Ryan!

Thu April 4, 2013 at 12:01 am

Ryan
"@Jenanne"
I've added them ;-)

Thu April 4, 2013 at 11:53 am

Jenanne
"Retina?"
jlpilkin wrote: "The Retina (both jpg and png) version of this image is Poseidon instead of An Octopus's Garden. Just thought I'd point that out."



Any chance of getting those Poseidon Retina versions posted here, to Poseidon? One of my favs.

Thu April 4, 2013 at 11:01 am

Chris H
"DOF Blur"
So I put the new version in separate tabs and switched between them. Even got the Mrs. to take a look. We both agree the new renders are gorgeous. The more vibrant color and added light intensity make this one pop quite well. The blur doesn't feel like it is adding depth on this one however. We felt the already hazy sort of coloring did that job quite nicely. The DOF blur just took away focus. I'd stick with version 3.

Wed October 26, 2011 at 3:25 am

Chris H
"DOF Blur"
So I put the new version in separate tabs and switched between them. Even got the Mrs. to take a look. We both agree the new renders are gorgeous. The more vibrant color and added light intensity make this one pop quite well. The blur doesn't feel like it is adding depth on this one however. We felt the already hazy sort of coloring did that job quite nicely. The DOF blur just took away focus. I'd stick with version 3.

Wed October 26, 2011 at 3:25 am

Lidia
"version 3"
Sweet! Thanks!



The logo is almost invisible, though; was that on purpose?

Mon October 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Brian
"CLARITY"
It's always a no brainer.

Mon October 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Philip
"Version 3"
I like version 3 the best out of all of them. The brighter colors makes everything seem more alive and vivid. Any chance of a dual screen render?

Mon October 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Angelique
"Poseidon's Playground"
I prefer the 3rd one, which has the brighter lighting, more vibrant coloring and sharp focus - excellent! Poseidon's Playground was always one of my favorite's. I always wished you'd do another underwater scene with brightly colored tropical fish :)

Sun October 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Chris B
"Has anyone ever told you how awesome you are?"
Love the DOFless one! Christmas Present, Check!

Sun October 23, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Jenanne
"Alternate Version poseidon3 is my fav"
I love the sharp version, and am not as crazy about the blurred versions. I know, I know, under the ocean everything usually isn't clear and sharp, but this is not reality. This is Digital Blasphemy, and poetic license is allowed. Nay, not allowed -- encouraged! At least, IMHO. :)



Thank you, Ryan, for all your hard work.

Sun October 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Ruth
"Made my day"
I miss snorkeling, and love this new version! Particularly the sharp, non-blurred one. Thanks!

Sat October 22, 2011 at 10:37 am

Ryan
"DOF"
Fair enough. Here's a print version without the DOF:

Poseidon's Playground print.



The higher res render is really quite sharp!

Fri October 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Chris B
"Awesome it's a PRINT!"
I like brightening up the colors, that will be great for the print but I have to agree with Lidia about the blur... I prefer good viz in my underwater wallpapers & prints ;)

Fri October 21, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Lidia
"DOF blur"
I greatly prefer the original focus. I'm very sad that you did not keep it for the print version since this is one of my favorite wallpapers.

Fri October 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm

colleen
"amazing wallpaper for phone."
I am loving this on HTC thunderbolt. So happy i bought a subscription. Using the Droid 960 x 854 looks fantastic.

Sat August 20, 2011 at 5:31 am

Alex
"Amazing Artwork"
I keep a saltwater tank at my house so this picture is very soothing for me. Absolutely beautiful artwork all around though, you are truly talented.

Thu January 20, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Ryan
"@Bob"
Santa needs to bring me a whole new machine to render this one. I cannot add any more RAM to my alternate box and I cannot monopolize my main machine to render posters. If people keep signing up this year I hope to put together a new machine by summer (fingers crossed).

Mon January 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

Bob
"How's The Print Coming Along"
?



Did you get memory from Santa?

Mon January 17, 2011 at 0:38 am

Vivian
"Poseidon's Playground"
I love this! The Blue just pop out at you!

Tue May 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Chris B
"@ Ryan"
I hear that, always looking to upgrade my computer but every time I think about upgrading one part... Might as well upgrade this & that to get the full benefit of the one upgrade.

I was just curious if one was in the mix & I wouldn't want to take time way from your other works just for me. I can print an 8x10 and put it up when the time comes... Get him/her hooked on DB early ;) Still have 4 1/2 months to go so at least i'm not thinking about cloud canyon lol

Wed April 7, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Ryan
"@Chris B"
I very much want to render this one for print. Unfortunately this is one scene that requires my main machine to render. My alternate box only has 8 GB of ram and that is not enough to load this scene.



I would buy more memory for my alternate box but I would have to replace all of the sticks and that sticks in my craw a bit. Still, it might just be a worthy investment...

Wed April 7, 2010 at 9:31 am

Chris B
"Prints"
Ryan, Any chance you're planning on rendering this one for Zazzle? I thought there was a print of it up. We're going to do an underwater theme for the nursery with some of the pics i've taking diving & I immediately thought it'd be cool to have a print of this too.

Wed April 7, 2010 at 6:41 am

Sander
"Something different, but equaly good if not better."
Hey Ryan,



(could be posted by someone else, I didn't read all of the comments)



A totally new kind of scene and mastered beautifully,



two thumbs up!!!



S.

Mon April 5, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Jenny
"Poseidon's Playground"
I'm always looking for savers that remind me of an upcoming event and this reminds me of an spring break trip to Mexico:-)So beautiful!

Mon March 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Jenny
"Poseidon's Playground"
I'm always looking for savers that remind me of an upcoming event and this reminds me of an spring break trip to Mexico:-)So beautiful!

Mon March 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Casey17
"Awesome Underwater!"
This is great. Would like to see more underwater.

Sat March 13, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Sniper_x5
"Sea Monster"
Is it just my eyes playing tricks or does anyone else see a almose cartoonish sea monster peaking out directly above the blue coral in the middle at the far back??? (long neck with big eyes on top)

As always Ryan FANTASTIC doesn't even begin to touch this image. Keep up the great work.

Thu February 25, 2010 at 3:01 am

NautilusNT
"I'll say it again if I haven't already..."
Your digital artwork is the best on the internet. It shows range, technicality, growth, and imagination.

Thu February 18, 2010 at 1:35 am

Henry
"Amazing"
This one looks amazing on pretty much anything I put it on: my triple screen at work, my desktop at home, my laptop, or my PS3. The fish almost look like they're moving, and I almost wish they were.

Sun February 7, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Joe
"Awesome!"
One of your best yet!

Sun February 7, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Gordon
"Exquisite"
Beautiful...



I'd love to see some darker underwater animals. As in evil.. not color. :)



Absolutely splendid detail and awesome color.

Fri February 5, 2010 at 9:30 am

Matthew
"Excellent!"
Would love to see more like this one!

Sun January 31, 2010 at 12:54 am

Serene
"An Underwater Heaven if ever there was one"
This is splendid. I have it on my three 42" Sony Widescreens, my older 15" 800dpi notebook, my fiance's Studio 14z 900dpi, and both Studio 17's 1900x 1020p. When you see our office, with this background art, and the store bought Marine Aquarium Screen Saver, all set for different times, it goes with the color of our office, perfectly!

Mon January 25, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Diana
"Beautiful.."
This one's very appealing, I think with sharks or even dolphins around could give it a better touch. Overall good work keep it up!

Mon January 25, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Chris
"Amazing"
This work is absolutely amazing, and has also been on my desktop since the minute it came out. It's gonna take something special for me to get it off lol. It truly decorates the room, as I have it on my 24" widescreen monitor, and on my 42" HDTV. This room now looks like the most beautiful dive site on Earth. Keep up the amazing work Ryan.

Sun January 24, 2010 at 12:33 am

Oliver
"Incredible"
You are incredible and I appreciate your work very much. Please continue exactly as you do already. It is a pleasure to "sniff" through your gallery. Wish you a good time. Greetings from snowy Switzerland. Regards Oliver

Sat January 23, 2010 at 3:44 am

Justin
"love it"
This has been on my desktop for a week now and the more I see it the more it grows on me. such a lovely tranquil scene. 10/10. keep it up mate, hope 2010 is better for you.

Mon January 18, 2010 at 2:33 am

TwoWolves
"Top Work"
I'll be honest I nearly didn't renew my subs as I felt you weren't delivering as consistently as you used to but I'm glad I did as this a really great desktop that sees you in top creative form. Good one.

Sun January 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Mark
"Fantastic!"
All its missing is Nemo :-P

Thu January 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Skulldude
"Excellent!"
Good stuff, Maynard!

Wed January 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm

RichT
"Very nice wallpaper, but..."
...The watermark on the triple display 3840x1024 is not positioned correctly, and slightly crosses over the monitor border. Several of your recent wallpapers have had this issue.

Wed January 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Anthony
"Siesta Key!"
Great spot though to visit! I'm flying there tomorrow!

Tue January 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Ryan
"@Mike"
Jessie and I went scuba diving in Mexico a couple of years ago, and I've snorkeled near Fiji and Maui. I'd love to do more diving someday.

I didn't use references when putting the scene together so it's pretty much an amalgamation of those previous experiences (plus a hearty helping of artistic license).

Fri January 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Mike
"One of my favs!"
The more I look at this on my dual monitors, the more impressed I am with the exquisite detail. Takes me back to my Scuba days in the Florida Keys.

Fri January 8, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Kyle
"Very nice"
I have been looking for more underwater scene. Very well done.

Fri January 8, 2010 at 6:53 am

Falkor
"A bit different.. I like"
I see you usually do not do many underwater drawings.. This is beautiful..

Fri January 8, 2010 at 3:02 am

LauraS
"Nemo!"
Hey, I see him! Now I wonder if anyone else noticed that? Anyone? I'll be sure to point him out when I get home tonight, lol. Thanks Ryan! Awesome wallpaper, such a treat!

Thu January 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Ryan
"Laura"
Thanks for sharing Laura. Look closely in the nearest coral...

Thu January 7, 2010 at 11:06 am

LauraS
"LOL"
When my 7 year-old step-daughter saw this on my computer, she asked, "Where's Nemo?" I told her that Nemo doesn't live in that neighborhood. She was almost willing accept that until she spotted "Dory" on the screen. I was at a loss. I just thought I'd share that with you.

Thu January 7, 2010 at 10:12 am

D
"BB Storm image still wrong res"
It's still 320x480 instead of 360x480. I tried with 3 different browsers to make sure it wasn't cached. Please update it when you get a chance, thanks.

Wed January 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Mark
"One of your best wallpapers ever!"
I love this one. Keep up the GREAT work Ryan.

Wed January 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Thangobrin
"warming"
I love the winter wallpapers you do, but now it's the New year and I'm suffering from that post-festive low this is exactly the warming magical image I was after. Thanks Ryan!

Wed January 6, 2010 at 1:58 am

Bel
"Love it"
I have it on my home computer and the dual screen one at work. Just brilliant.



:)

Tue January 5, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Jonathan L
"You know, I've gotta say..."
I'm really surprised that there are ~15,000 members and we can only muster 289 votes.

I wish more people felt it was important to throw a vote down when they download an image, so as to provide you with a greater glimpse as to what type of image is best received by your audience.

On a brighter note though, hope your vacation went just swell!!! I wish I could afford a trip to the sun, sitting in about three feet of snow at the moment and the car's not working too well! >.< lol.

Keep up the fantastic work, and take a breather if you need to... I don't think your fans mind, so long as the result is a happier, more productive and exciting Ryan. ;)

Tue January 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Pengman
"Wow (the sequel)"
Just a note that I like this so much on my 24-inch iMac that for now I've made it my full-time wallpaper. Perhaps an upcoming planetscape (hint) will send it back to my nature rotation... ALL my wallpaper is from this incredible site.

Tue January 5, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Jason
"Truly Stunning"
Just put this as the background on my dual monitor setup.



one word describes it. Wow!


Tue January 5, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Mike
"Poseidon's Playground"
I love this one! I put it on the desktop right away :D I wish you did underwater theme pics with pretty fish and stuff more often.



Perhaps in the future you could maybe do a wallpaper with a theme of a sunken city like Atlantis?



Also, I liked the wallpapers that you'd do with those little boats in the past (like the one in Eventide). I'm definitely a fan of your wallpapers with any theme involving water.

Tue January 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Mike
"Poseidon's Playground"
I love this one! I put it on the desktop right away :D I wish you did underwater theme pics with pretty fish and stuff more often.



Perhaps in the future you could maybe do a wallpaper with a theme of a sunken city like Atlantis?



Also, I liked the wallpapers that you'd do with those little boats in the past (like the one in Eventide). I'm definitely a fan of your wallpapers with any theme involving water.

Tue January 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Ryan
"Storm"
The Storm version is now available. Sorry for the wait!!

Tue January 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Travis
"Storm"
Any chance of getting the Storm resolution corrected? Like "D" said, it's only 320 wide in stead of 360.



Thanks,

T

Tue January 5, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Cole
"480x320 missing"
The 480x320 (BlackBerry Bold) is missing -- actually there are two choices both of which lead to a no file exists message.



It looks fantastic on my two monitors, thanks!

Tue January 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Ray
"Mr."
Very nice. The detail is great and I like the foreground background separation. Make is less monochromatic and you'll have something.

Tue January 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

Chris
"Nice change"
It's been a while since we saw a underwater picture. I think we could have made the colors on the coral and fish up close a bit more vibrant. However I do like how it looks. It looks beautiful.

Mon January 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Jenn
"Love Blue, but a little needs other colors too"
I love this one, but maybe add just a hint of other colors. some of the Coral maybe.......

Mon January 4, 2010 at 10:39 am

Michelle
"More Aquatic Style Wallpapers!"
I love this one, and I'd love to see more on this theme. There's so many rich and imaginative possibilities this type of setting can have for a talented artist like yourself.

Mon January 4, 2010 at 10:03 am

SDplus
"Wider please!"
Love it, but I'm on Triple wide nowadays, so I'm hoping for such a render. :)

I also like Blue, darkish wallpaper pictures, but now it would be nice with some other tones for a while. But as everyone knows, too busy pictures, especially in colors, does not go well on a desktop. So just some differently colored tones would be nice for a change.

Mon January 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

Alexandra
"I love it - blue and all"
Admittedly blue happens to be my favorite color, but this is hands down my favorite image that you've created. It looks so real!

Mon January 4, 2010 at 7:45 am

Quidproquo
"Image of Reality"
For those of you asking for more color... this is really what the ocean looks like underwater. I am a scuba diver and all the colors are a muted blue when underwater. The bright colors you see on T.V. is when artificial light is brought in.



Now I do agree with others that we have had enough "blue-toned" renders and we need something new with color.

Sun January 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Heather S.
"nice but..."
I'm with dewd. on this one, it's nice, but needs some warmer tones, say some red coral. Could you provide a pickle jar version?

Sun January 3, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Tim
"Love it"
Incredible depth (no pun intended) and detail.

Excellent.

Sun January 3, 2010 at 5:06 am

dewd.
"nice but..."
It's REALLY blue...

Maybe a picklejar version with some color??

Sat January 2, 2010 at 4:34 pm

John N.
"Suggestion for future projects"
Staying with the water theme wallpapers, I was just looking over some of your older work. I would love to see you redo the one from 2002 "Pharos by Night". I've always liked lighthouses and I'm sure with your current rendering software you could do a very good rendering redo of Pharos by Night or something completely new involving a lighthouse (especially a widescreen version 16:9 for example!). I almost thought of taking the 2002 version of Pharos and cropping it to a 16:9 format, but the picture itself looks "grainy" (not a complaint, I'm sure the software you had back then was the best you could do with it at that time.) Anyway, it would be nice to see you do a lighthouse theme wallpaper.

Sat January 2, 2010 at 12:43 am

BryanCT
""Awesome " "
Michelles post nailed it !!! The pallet of colors for a background wallpaper are superb . I am big fan of the flourescent jars but, as wallpaper , this one engrosses your mind with subtle detail as you go thru mundane tasks on the computer . My mind wonders if I go past the foreground will I make the journey to the end of the reef .

Sat January 2, 2010 at 11:30 am

Miguell026
"Poseidon's Playground"
cool underwater scenario!

much much more realistic then the previous ones!



nice one! very stylish!

Fri January 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm

James Ray
"Fantastic!"
I have been longing for a realistic seascape for SO long! I've tried actual images, but they don't truly capture the beauty of the deep. The colors of the coral, the glow of the fish. Keep it up! Hopefully this is the start of more!

Fri January 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

Michelle
"Lingering"
Wow. I love the darker colors and the way the light leads the eye through the reef and canyon. I can almost feel the weight of the sea around me, pressing on my ears, as I linger and delight in the image. Well done, sir. Very well done.

Fri January 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

Glenn
"Great Seascape!!!"
I really love this one Ryan! As a former diver, this is a bit bluer than the way that the real reef does tend to look down deeper than the first 20 feet. If I could suggest anything it would be to brighten up some of the colors of the fish and the corals but only if the blue were lightened up would that look realistic. Nonetheless, this is a feast for the eye and you are a wonderful artist. Wishing you a much healthier & Happy 2010!

Fri January 1, 2010 at 0:07 am

Alex
"How about an Avatar/Pandora based scene?"
nuff said...

Thu December 31, 2009 at 5:05 am

NeiL
"Love the Blue"
Hi Ryan



Well done mate , A Beautiful Wallpaper !



This looks more like a a night-time version with the deep blue so can we get a brighter daytime version with clearer water ? :)



Thanks for all the great wallpapers this year !



Cheers,

Thu December 31, 2009 at 0:12 am

Geoffrey H
"THE COLORS DUKE!"
The last couple have been pretty much the same as far as your color pallet goes. even the few before this more recent of your notorious blue periods seemed a little dull in color schemes. try and make my eyes pop with the next one. let the colors themselves be your inspiration rather than a specific image or scene.

Wed December 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Nate F
"Yes!"
I have been wanting an underwater image since hammerheads in 2006. Really amazing image. Did a spectacular job. 10/10

Wed December 30, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Kyle
"Grats!"
I just want to say congrats on your success as an artist! Your work is the best and hope you continue it!

Wed December 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Mangoman
"Well, It's About Time!!!"
Well, it's about time we got one with fish in it, and this one is really beautiful. Thank you for an exceptionally well-done job, Ryan. This one really shines.

Wed December 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

D
"New Years Eve"
I was wondering if you could do a fireworks render for New Years Eve? It could also be used for the 4th of July. Last one you made was in 2004.

Wed December 30, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Henry
"Brings back memories!"
I really love this wallpaper. Definitely brings me back to scuba diving in Florida Reefs as well as high school memories.

Wed December 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Jay
"Love it!!"
I am truly happy as can be to see this type of desktop come around again. I have always liked underwater pictures with a reef like this. The colors and the atmosphere are amazing. I welcome more of these in the years to come!! Fantastic job.

Wed December 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Roberto
"Great Image, Thanks"
Ryan:

This is a great wallpaper!!!

Although some color would be nice, the last wallpapers are blue. ┬┐Can you add some color?. This image is well suited for color.

Wed December 30, 2009 at 1:20 pm

D
"BB Storm image is wrong res"
The Blackberry Storm image is 320x480 and it should be 360x480

Wed December 30, 2009 at 12:39 am

Blaine
"Love it!"
I love it Ryan! I've always been impressed with the aquascapes more than anything, maybe due to the fact that you can cram an insane amount of detail into them.



Question though, there used to be a 640x480 resolution available but I am unable to find it now. Since I believe this is the correct resolution for the Droid Eris phone (or Nokia G1), is it possible to find this somewhere? I can always scale another 4:3 if necessary.

Wed December 30, 2009 at 12:34 am

ian c.
"Breathtaking"
This is my new favorite wallpaper. Gonna have to try and get it on my mobile device as well. Thank you so much!

Wed December 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

DiverCJ
"Beautiful coralscape..."
As a divemaster, let me just say that this is a *fantastic* image. I looks so much like something you would see 70 feet down on a reef in Bonaire that I'm tempted to see if there are any flights available next week. I practically pulled out one of my dive lights to shine at the screen to see the colors. (I'll have to settle for staring at the Breathe Bonaire webcam, hehe.)

Wed December 30, 2009 at 11:38 am

Moni
"poseidon's playground"
thank you! this is fantastic work

Wed December 30, 2009 at 10:09 am

Toetenel
"amazing work"
beautiful, simply beautiful



it took my breath away

Wed December 30, 2009 at 6:53 am

hEADcRASH
"...just...amazing..."
Incredibly well done!

Wed December 30, 2009 at 0:35 am

Jeff
"This should go on your front page"
The moment I saw this one, I downloaded it and set it as my wallpaper. This one is fantastic.

Tue December 29, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Nathan
"Never ceases to amaze"
I've been a member for not to long year Ryan never fails to brighten my day with his artwork

Tue December 29, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Mike
"Can't wait for the next one!"
I really like underwater scenes. This one is really well done. I hope you do another one and make it available for a tri-monitor setup.

Tue December 29, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Novacron
"No Words..."
This is something I have imagined you doing.. just superb work here!



What a gift!

Tue December 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Jenanne
"Poseidon's Playground "
Wonderful, Ryan! Your best underwater ever!

Tue December 29, 2009 at 6:08 pm

cyrius
"Damn good"
Remind me of some diving :-).New favorite and new background :-)

Tue December 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm

JK
"Blue blue blue!"
I'm seeing alot of blue lately! ;)

Tue December 29, 2009 at 12:22 am

Jen
"Pretty, no 5:3?"
That's really nice.



You don't have any 5:3 aspect ratios available, though. Scaling images is easy, but changing aspect ratio messes up the watermark. My netbook is 800x480, but I'll happily settle for any larger 5:3 aspect.

Tue December 29, 2009 at 11:53 am

Walo
"Muspelheim"
It would be interesting to see Muspelheim. Also it made me think how cool it would be to see the db version of Yggdrasil.

Tue December 29, 2009 at 7:01 am

MikeL
"Sale on blue coloring."
I was wondering about all the blue pictures lately. I don't want this come come off wrong because I really do like them. I'm more curious about why you've been going in this direction? When I look at something that I consider to be great art I almost always start to wonder what was in the mind of the artist.

Tue December 29, 2009 at 6:36 am

Scott
"Wow!"
You've truly outdone yourself on this one. Stunning.

Tue December 29, 2009 at 3:16 am

Ryan M
"Wow"
Friggen saweet!

Tue December 29, 2009 at 3:08 am

Melissa
"Stunning"
Absolutely beautiful! Love it!

Tue December 29, 2009 at 1:30 am

Pitypot
"Just Gorgeous"
This is the best one ever. I don't give compliments freely, but, This baby is spellbinding.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Rachael
"Love it"
Love the picture. The title caught my interest and was blown away by the picture!! Love it!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Arutha
"Poseidon's Playground"
Fantastic artwork!!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Mengistuh
"Wohoo!"
Now, THAT is cool. Love the blues. Maybe just a tad less light in the background, but totally awesome either way!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Randall
"Fantastic!"
This is one of your best ones yet! Love it!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Brian
"Poseidon's Playground"
Absolutely fantastic! This is an instant classic. I hope you create more reef scenes.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Lidia
"Poseidon's Playground"
This is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad to see an underwater scene. It had been a while and they're some of my favorites.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Scott
"Been a while..."
...since we'd had an underwater scene. a MASTERPIECE.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Peterson
"Very Nice"
Keep up the awesome work. 6 year or so member of your site, but this got me to actually comment for the 1st time. More like this please :)

Mon December 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Foxfire
"Finally!!!"
Finally an underwater scene. Your underwater stuff was what firts drew me to you, so I'm glad to see you returning to it. And I can honeslty say this pic is awesome!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Gary
"Fantastic"
Wow... I'm blown away by this one... I think it could be one of my top 10 favorite images... ever!!!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Hawk
"Niiiice!"
Kinda reminds me of Avatar... a little bit.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Yvan
"Very nice"
how about (for future scenes) some exotic or alien fish/world just to fire up our imagination :) or a lost city under water with strange inhabitent



keep the good work, i love your work

Mon December 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Gage
"a new favorite"
when I asked on ur facebook post if it was going to be a abstract, space scene, or landscape, or something completely new, and you said something new, I didnt believe it would be this.



Awesome, my final word.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Ryan
"Netbook"
I've added the netbook resolution Mike. Thanks for the heads up!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 3:09 pm

James
"multi"
This looks great! I can't wait to see the multi monitor versions.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Mike
"No Netbook"
Another excellent piece, Ryan. Just one problem: where's my netbook resolution? :(

Mon December 28, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Travis
"Outdone Yourself"
Wow Ryan! You've outdone yourself with this one. It's been years since you did an underwater scene, and it was worth the wait!



Bravo!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Will
"wow"
this has to be by far the most absolute realistic thing you have ever created. phenomenal!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Eric
"Cool! Nice job!"
Looks great on my Droid! I love underwater backgrounds!! I also can't download it strait from the droid, but I just download it to my PC and e-mail it to myself. Then you can set it as wallpaper for the droid. Make sure when you "set as wallpaper" to expand the cropping window to fit the whole image so you can benefit from the custom resolution. Hope this helps!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Randy
"Almost like being there"
Looking for water to start dripping out of my monitor now!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Travis
"WOW!!!!!!"
Ryan, I've been hard on you the last few months but I want to say that this is possibly the best piece I've seen from you. AWESOME JOB!!! Beautiful.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 12:56 am

Terry
"I'm back"
Hi Ryan, I'm back again - had quite a bit going on of late and had to tighten my belt in some big ways including not being able to renew my membership. I've been coming back to check out what you've been up to and your latest piece persuaded me to sign up once more. Hope you and your family had a good Christmas and best wishes for 2010!



T.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 12:42 am

Coleman
"I've been waiting for underwater scene!"
Great job, as always! If you don't mind a suggestion...make the sunlight a bit brighter. So we can see the beautiful corals and fish. You wanted to change the mood from the dreary winter scenes...well this one is still a little dark. Toss this one in the pickle jar and turn up the sunshine!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 12:27 am

JeffK
"Droid"
Apparently the fix hasnt been made yet. Just tried to download to my Droid with no luck. Drats!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 12:02 am

Littlemom
"Interesting"
When I first downloaded this I thought it was kind of plain, but once I put it on my wide screen I was able to take a better look at it. The lighting in the background is great and really adds demention and depth to the render. Also upon looking at the fish I am so impressed on how realistic they look. So in the end the more I look at this the more I fall in love with it. Thank you Ryan for all the beautiful renders that you do. They are simply amazing!!!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 12:02 am

Charles
"Excellent!"
It looks great, I am an avid marine aquarist and I must say you did a great job. The fish are all genuine and look just as they would in real life. Excellent!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 11:41 am

Xyverz
"Very nice work!"
I must say this is the best work I've seen from you in a long time. Kudos! :-) (Yet another reason I'm very happy to have upgraded to a lifetime membership!)

Mon December 28, 2009 at 11:33 am

Kevin
"On seasonality"
I'm one of those members who likes to have a desktop that is inversely related with what is going on outside my window. Ergo, this one is much appreciated!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 11:25 am

Jesse
"Awesome"
This is fantastic! The detail is superb and it is a nice segue to hopefully warmer weather. :-)

Mon December 28, 2009 at 11:25 am

Brandi
"Stunning"
Beautifully done! Your attention to detail always impresses me.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 11:06 am

Josh
"Oceanic"
"My red world here, now, means more to me than your blue one."



Variety is nice, but I don't mind the blues. I do love seeing different versions of the same wallpaper, so almost any dayscape, I will wonder what it looks like at night, but we live on a blue planet! For now. Time to accept it.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

Pengman
"Poseidon's Playground"
Migawd you do beautiful work!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 9:56 am

Ryan
"Droid Res & Blueness"
The Droid resolution is now available. Have they fixed the bug where you can't save images from password protected sites yet?



Regarding the blue streak I've been on lately. What can I say? Partly it's been my mood of late, but also I think it's because no matter what colors I use people always ask for a "blue/night version".



I promise to stay away from blue for my next project though. I'm thinking it's time to visit Muspelheim. First I am going to take a little break though. . .

Mon December 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

Dan M
"Mobile Res"
Don't want to seem impatient, but will there be a Droid resolution for this one?

Mon December 28, 2009 at 9:14 am

Rory Colli
"Wonderful Blue"
Just wanted to say this is a great addition to your wonderful work/joy. Looks as though you dug deep to conjure this and your efforts paid off. Thank you!



-Rory


Mon December 28, 2009 at 8:54 am

RCD
"Blue"
Thanks for another great piece! The blues remind me of the movie, Avatar, which I just saw. A visual feast, to say the least! Highly recommend you check it out.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 8:43 am

Ray
"Poseidon"
Good work as usual. After Cerulean, Sisters and The Ride wouldn't mind seeing something not "blue".

Mon December 28, 2009 at 8:33 am

Pat
"Poseidon's Playground"
I like it, though I wouldn't say it feels all that "warm". With so much light blue/white flooding the background, it almost looks like it's snowing to me! I still like it, I just didn't get the same feeling from it you did.



The only other thing I'd mention is the plants in the foreground look a little off. The green ones look overly bright while the red-ish coral is more of a silhouette. The rest of the image is the best underwater stuff I've seen from you by far. Overall really nice!



-pat

Mon December 28, 2009 at 8:30 am

Tony
"Poseidon's Playground"
I have been a member for three or four years now and this is the first time I have been moved to comment on one of your works. My favourite DB artworks are usually your tremendous spacescapes although I have enjoyed your undersea voyages as well. This masterpiece, however, captures a superb snapshot of a reef going about it's daily business. As a keen aquarist, the fish are of particular interest but the whole composition, partnered with the inspired lighting ideas I find quite overwhelming. Thanks Ryan. All the best for 2010 for you and your family and I hope your health continues to improve.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 8:09 am

Walo
"Surprised!"
It's been a looong time since your last underwaterscape(Flight of the Hammerheads was it?). I love it as it is, but I wouldn't mind a little bit more color on the "fishies".

Mon December 28, 2009 at 6:52 am

Brian
"I like"
Especially since I will be going on a cruise the week after next and so this is really getting me in the mood.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 5:58 am

dujeon
"wow"
Invariably your work takes my breath away, this one is no exception - its phenominal - well done

Mon December 28, 2009 at 5:17 am

JeffK
"Needs a dash of color"
I dont mind the blue but could you at least add a lot more colorful fish? It needs some bright yellows and a few reds even.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 5:14 am

hads
"Re: Blue"
A streak of Blue isn't bad, there's older images to fall back on if you get sick of it people.



The underwater isn't what I was expecting and it's a pleasant surprise. Thanks :)

Mon December 28, 2009 at 2:49 am

Andy
"Stunning!"
One of your best! 10 for me. Still waiting on an epic planetscape! :)

Mon December 28, 2009 at 2:43 am

celmendo
"Poseidon's Playground"
Totally beautiful. Wish you'd get off the blue streak you're on as well. It's my preferred color too but come on.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 2:13 am

Jonathan L
"This is really awesome!"
I love it!



It's so different! Definitely a 9/10. :)

Mon December 28, 2009 at 1:53 am

The Guru
"Freaking heck!"
This one got a ten from me. Beautiful underwater scenery. One might think you had been working on nothing but underwater scenes for the last three years. Absolutely stunning. How about another cave scene? It's been a while.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 1:35 am

Adrian
"Keep 'em coming"
This is one of your best yet. I like it almost as much as Snowy Creek, and that one is my favorite wallpaper of all time, by any artist.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 1:07 am

Mark
"Nice"
Cool render, yet I agree with the comment below, enough of the blue!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 0:37 am

Ryan
"Re: Blue"
I go where the muse takes me but I can see your point.

Mon December 28, 2009 at 0:29 am

Phat
"Pretty Interesting"
Nice to see a newer underwater scheme. Looks like its your four blue-based scheme in a row too. Anxious to see the next one based in another color

Mon December 28, 2009 at 0:27 am

Dan M
"Woah!"
Wow this may be your best underwaterscape yet! I love it!! Absolutely amazing!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 0:25 am

Greg in CA
"Awesome!"
Another great one. Thanks, Ryan!

Mon December 28, 2009 at 0:15 am

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