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This was my first crack at what was to become my iconic blue mushrooms. I modeled these using Lightwave 5 as an exercise with the lathe tool, then exported them into Bryce for this render (I was still big into Bryce at the time). By the time Lightwave 6 had come out, I was more comfortable rendering scenes in Lightwave itself and I did a new version of the mushrooms. Perhaps you've seen it...
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"The Original"
I loved these so much and used it as my only Wallpaper. This was the image that brought my awareness to Digital Blasphemy and I've been here ever since. Hard to believe it's been 21 years.

Sat December 5, 2020 at 4:51 pm

"Still my Fave"
I have admired this piece since the first time I saw it. It is still as fantastic as it was in the beginning - and each variation was awesome as well. This is when something can be so simple and so amazing at the same time.

Wed November 18, 2020 at 10:53 am

Jonathan Briggs
"An Old Favorite"
I used this image a lot. I mostly like the space themed images but these mushrooms were great.

Sun August 4, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Ali Sukhon
"The Good Old Days"
This is the picture that introduced me to your work 20 years ago! was a big fan back then and still am to this day! this picture is timeless!

Tue December 19, 2017 at 0:38 am

Thanks for sharing this early version!

Wed December 16, 2015 at 10:01 pm

"EPIC - before there was epic"
LOL totally agree with chris and was thinking almost the exact same words... far too long have I made due with the low res or the free version of this masterpiece.

Fri September 4, 2015 at 10:16 pm

FINALLY! THANK YOU for rendering this for the iPads 3 and 4!!!

Thu December 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

"One of your finest"
Ryan, this is one of your finest and, believe me, most popular. I remember this when it first came out in the free gallery. Ten years later, I'm now a member. I also like your newer, translucent version of Fluorescence, but this one's my favorite. It's been one of my more frequently used backgrounds for these 10 years, and it's great to have it now in 1600x1200.


February 27, 2009

" "
The picture that brought me to DB in the first place, will always be one of my favorites.

February 10, 2009

I have kept a version of this wallpaper on every computer I have owned since it's birth.

This is how I know which of the people that come to my house are cool.

I have had the cable guy, the landscaper, the paper boy, and a nurse all scream "Great, Digital Blasphemy!"

It has prompted me to upgrade my computer several times to see it at it's finest


July 23, 2007

"The original mushrooms? simple yet effective"
Seen a few versions of these fluorescent mushrooms, but this will always be my favourite, awsome!

July 21, 2007

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