8.43/10 rating (192 votes)

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Magical, Ryan! Brilliant!

I agree with an earlier comment - this could be a microscopic photograph. (I also agree that you should not let naysayers or grumblers dampen your spirit.)

Sat January 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

Ditto, dual screen please!

Thu December 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

Dual and triple screen versions please!!

Wed December 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

Still hoping for a dual screen version for my work PC. Would begging help?

Tue December 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

John K.
"Dual & Triple Screen"
Are there ever going to be a dual and triple screen version for us multi-monitor users?

I'm getting the feeling there won't be by the lack of response on the matter so far, but it would be nice if Ryan confirmed one way or the other.

Sun November 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm

It's a good picture. It's simple and yet elegant with a good texture. Excellent way to capture the Christmas spirit in a snow flake.

Sun November 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

"Multi-Screen version"
Are they rendering?

Thu November 15, 2012 at 12:49 am

"Love it"
I love "Winterborn" and have always been sad that the only images available looked distorted on my desktop. I love this updated version! Well done!

Mon November 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Is there going to be a multi-screen version of this?

Fri November 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm

from Utah
"As soon as the dual acreen gets posted it is getting the background treatment!"
Nice pic always blown away by the detail that you put into these. I can see the amount of work that you put into these renders. Don't regret my membership one bit!

Fri November 9, 2012 at 12:31 am

Henry V.
"Simple and stunning!"
Fantastic picture! I love it!

Mon November 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Too bright for my desktop taste.

Sun November 4, 2012 at 7:12 am

"Cougz on the bottom of the world"
You give this image a lower rating because you're not personally being snowed on right now? Lame.

Sun November 4, 2012 at 1:24 am

Chris B
Winterborn was one of my favorites and this one is a great update for it! The semi transparentness (If that's a word) of it is awesome.

I would be happy with the original if the resolution fit my screen :)

Sat November 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

John M
So, today (Nov. 3rd) is my birthday, and what a great present. Thanks for the great art -- I am a big fan, and love your originality and all that you do!

Sat November 3, 2012 at 12:39 am

This could pass for an actual macro photograph! You have definitely outdid yourself in realism! Please keep it up, and never mind the occasional nitpickers.

Sat November 3, 2012 at 9:58 am

"Not too early..."
Definetly not too early. Here in the Alps we've had about 10 cm (about 4 inches) of snow last weekend. I can't wait for winter to start, and this is perfect for getting me in the mood for it! As always: a masterpiece.

Sat November 3, 2012 at 7:32 am

Its coming into summer in the other half of the world remember, so don't forget your international fans in the southern hemisphere too. I live near the great barrier reef in the coral sea, so Christmas for me it hot with palm trees and seafood !! No snow for me !!

Sat November 3, 2012 at 6:34 am

I fell in love when you teased us with it.....

Fri November 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm

"ooooohhhhhh pretty"
love it. can we expect another Christmas render this year maybe one with lots of snow?

Fri November 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Where is the lossless 2560x1440 version?

Fri November 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

John N.
Nice! Like some others here, a touch of some Christmas (colored) lights would make this a 10 as well as add some colors to it.

Fri November 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I see a hint of prismatic color on the left side wonder if some soft Christmas lights in the background would give it that "Christmas" feel. As always Thanks!

Fri November 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Wife suggested maybe some color variations for the desktop to cycle through. Either way, bring on the snow!!

Fri November 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Very nice. Very wintry, not necessarily a Christmas image but then again, I've never been one to skip holidays since Thanksgiving is still weeks away.

Fri November 2, 2012 at 12:06 am

Looks real nice!!

Waiting hard for the dual screen versions!! :D

Fri November 2, 2012 at 11:52 am

"Bring on the chilly goodness"
Awesome, Really love the detail of the flake. I hope you are able to get the winter version of the Red and Gold working again. Keep up the great work Ryan. Your rock!!

Fri November 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

Outstanding. I love your winter related work. My favorite, I think, is still Snowy Creek (2006), though.

Fri November 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

Thanks for going with hexagonal design, as found in nature.

Fri November 2, 2012 at 9:48 am

"Sweet - Windows Phone 8 res?"
Looks great. would it be possible to start including 768 x 1280 in your mobile resolutions? It's the resolution of the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8, came out this week. :)

Fri November 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

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