In early 2010 I was asked to create a brighter version of "The Ride" for use as a printed Christmas card. After I removed the sleigh from the image I felt it made a pretty nice standalone "winter" wallpaper, deserving of its own spot in my gallery.

8.74/10 rating (184 votes)

Member Comments

"amazing (but needs dual/multi screen)"
This is one of my favorites, but can we get a dual/multi screen version?

Fri August 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

love the blue coloring. It's what a perfect moonlit night is to me!

Tue June 3, 2014 at 0:03 am

multi screen?

Mon November 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Absolutely love this one!! Has such a calming feeling to it but it still tethers you to reality. A daytime spring render of this would be interesting :D

Wed March 6, 2013 at 1:56 am

absolutely gorgeous, just wish it had the dual screen

Mon October 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I need to make a multiscreen for this one (I base the "Timeline" versions off of those).

Tue January 24, 2012 at 8:14 am

Hey Ryan,

Is there any way you can make a Timeline rendering for this one? It's absolutely gorgeous..


Sat January 21, 2012 at 11:30 am

Your artwork is absolutely phenomenal something about this image really relaxes me.

Wed September 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm

"Dual Monitor"
Any plans on a dual monitor version of this? :P

This is amazing.

Sat May 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I either forgot about this one or missed it, but this is spectacular. It'll be great to look at when it's 90F in August :)

Tue April 26, 2011 at 7:29 am

"Wntermoon 2010"

Tue February 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Wintermoon is breathtakingly great! When are we getting dual screen versions? Can't wait.

Thu December 23, 2010 at 6:27 am

"WinterMoon light our way through the night"
Oh, to be on the edge of that lake. I can hear the coyotes barking and yipping as they follow the plaintive bleat of elk seeking escape to higher ground.

Sat December 4, 2010 at 6:05 am

"WinterMoon light our way through the night"
Oh, to be on the edge of that lake. I can hear the coyotes barking and yipping as they follow the plaintive bleat of elk seeking escape to higher ground.

Sat December 4, 2010 at 6:04 am

Roberto DG
"One of my favourite"
This winter lake at night with a bright moon is really one the best work I have ever seen. It reminds me some snowy Christmas wallpaper, just wonderful!

Mon October 25, 2010 at 2:20 am

Another hugely distracting work. I waste 10 minutes a day at work just staring at this.

Thu October 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

WOW, great job... look really amazing.

Is there a dual screen in planing too?

Mon October 11, 2010 at 0:26 am

"Super Harvest Moon great for October Wallpaper"
The colors would work well for an early October wallpaper. After all something like that only occurs like once every 20 years or so.

Mon September 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

"motion seconded"
I agree with Henry. A harvest moon would be awesome! I would suggest eliminating some of the clouds and putting the moon lower in the sky tho -- a giant moon peeking out behind trees and low clouds is really a sight!

Sun September 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm

"Harvest Moon?"
In recognition of the spectacular evening event that occurred recently (which I missed), would it be possible to get a new version of this but with a super harvest moon version of it? I think it would be very nice.

Sat September 25, 2010 at 12:18 am

Awesome! But we're just leaving summer! Something to look forward to? :)

Wed September 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm

M G Reed
"Like it a lot!"
I think it is very tastefully done. The moon could have a little more detail added in the luminosity. The moon looks too bright and foggy. If you could see more of the 'man in the moon' face (can't remember the names of the seas (tranquility?)) it would make this picture more complete IMHO. But I've already added to my desktop, so....

Tue September 21, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I personally think it is to "bright"

Tue September 21, 2010 at 9:37 pm

winter sure came early this year. Joke aside, this looks cool.

Tue September 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

"Nice!! This is quality art work!!"
Wallpaper like this is what makes me feel that you still got it. Keep your quality like this from now on.

Tue September 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

"Not yet!"
But I really like it otherwise... :)

Tue September 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

"Not yet!"
It isn't cold enough for this yet! You're making all of us in Minnesota depressed way too soon!

Tue September 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

Nice, I think I like this version more

Tue September 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

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