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Fluorescence (Bloom)
"My "Fluorescence" mushrooms are pretty much iconic by now (at least within the niche of "wallpaper aficionados") but their purpose for me has always been something akin to the teapot model that comes with Lightwave.

Basically it's a prop on which to display different textures. Here I am experimenting with distance gradients and sub-surface lighting. I also wanted to upgrade the terrain with something a little more hi-res and bump up the radiosity lighting so the mushrooms themselves appear to be casting all of the light."

"Fluorescence (Bloom)"

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8.51/10 rating (394 votes)

Latest Member Comment:

"Unexpected coolness"
Was expecting a bigger version of the "shrooms" when I opened up the dual screen. What a neat surprise when there were two more sets in the render with different colors. Very cool!


Sat November 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm
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Poseidon's Playground
"I need to do more underwater pictures. They're so much fun and it's an alien world right under our noses. This one uses just about every bit of my 16GB RAM."

"Poseidon's Playground"

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8.82/10 rating (685 votes)

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

Mr. Bill
Mon April 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm
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Canopy Creek (Autumn)
"I changed the leaf textures from "Canopy Creek (Summer)" and replaced the leafy underbrush with golden grass. I wanted to make sure to keep some green leaves visible here and there to note that the transition to fall was not yet complete."

"Canopy Creek (Autumn)"

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8.75/10 rating (397 votes)

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I love your autumn scenes!

Fri May 31, 2013 at 7:28 am
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"I created this one after receiving an email from a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. The email and my response can be read here. This is an update to an Oasis image I created in 1999."

"Oasis "

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8.21/10 rating (338 votes)

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"Thanks !"
Thank you ! :)

Tue July 19, 2011 at 7:31 am
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Canopy Creek (Summer)

"Canopy Creek (Summer)"

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8.44/10 rating (436 votes)

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"Canopy Creek - Summer (2009)"
Interesting how color changes everything. I don't find this version the least bit "creepy". Rather nice, I think.

Sun November 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm
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Temple of the Leaf
"Inspired by a description of the great pyramid of Meereen in George R. R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire"."

"Temple of the Leaf"

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8.19/10 rating (471 votes)

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Although this is an older piece, I had forgotten about it until this morning when I was adding some wallpapers to work PC. I would love to see this revisited in some way, and one thing I would like to see added would be more people. While having one figure definitely gives a sense of scale, I like to see a building such as this in use with multiple people as if it was a snapshot from a working facility. Anyway, my two cents.

Tue April 1, 2014 at 10:54 am
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First Light

"First Light"

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8.18/10 rating (401 votes)

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I don't comment on most of your renderings, but this one really caught my eye. I have loved this site for over 10 years and know in my mind that ALL of your work is exceptional! Thank You!!!


Tue May 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm
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Moonlit Oasis
"This is a night version of "Oasis". My first version was very dark (some said it was too dark). In early 2012 (never too late right?) I went back and brightened the scene considerably and created a new render.

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"Moonlit Oasis"

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8.24/10 rating (33 votes)

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"Dual Screen Moon++"
I was just comparing the old and new 3840x1200 renders. The new one looks great, and I really like how the moon is offset so it is no longer split across both screens.

Tue January 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm
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"Afterglow "

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8.01/10 rating (349 votes)

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"One of my favorites..."
Dear Ryan,

I love this one as well. My only gripe with it is the two palm tree trunks (?) that extend out on the lower left region of the image. They seem out of place and should have leaves or be removed. Otherwise the sky color is astounding. Thank you sir.

Mon March 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm
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Beginning of the End
"I created this piece after reading George R.R. Martin's "Dying of the Light" in 2009 and I was honestly a bit surprised that it shot to the top of my most highly rated images. The process might sound complicated by it was actually pretty simple and the whole project only took a few days. The nova was rendered first as a series of Apophysis plates, then imported into Lightwave and arranged to form a pleasing supernova. The planets were added and the whole thing rendered to another plate which I used as a sky-spanning "planet" object in Vue d'Esprit. The landscape is pretty old-school for me (with no crazy Ecosystems). It all came together very nicely however and I hope to have a print version up as soon as I can figure out how to render the clouds convincingly at high-res."

"Beginning of the End"

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8.92/10 rating (826 votes)

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"Captivating "
Man I love this peace. If you ever had time would you ever consider doing a "Before The End' version. Showing what it was like before the Supernova?

Thu November 20, 2014 at 8:25 am
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