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One of my favourites. Simple and quiet but with depth.

Tue February 14, 2017 at 9:17 pm

"need a 4k version"
I been using your desktop wallpapers since at least this wallpaper was released. I know I had earlier ones but this is the one I remember clearly using.

I can't confirm as i have had a desktop folder of wallpapers on multiple different computers and since going to 4k, discarded the older ones as they look like postage stamps now

I would use this now if it were bigger :)

Sat May 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

"Canada 2017"
In 2017, Canada will celebrate its sesquicentennial. This image seems like it could be very Canadian, maybe with a bit of a colour shift to make it a bit more cheery instead of the grey, Zen sort of colouration.

This image was my wallpaper for a long time!

Wed April 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm

"My Favorite"
Always loved this background... would love to see it updated and available for multiple monitors!

Wed October 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for the kind words! I updated Haiku way back in 2007 and I think that version is standing up pretty well (it is a simple image after all). I have thought about doing a new version using Vue's new water rendering though...

Tue May 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

Hi Ryan,

Since you're updating all sorts of stuff, why not update Haiku, my all time favorite. Or at least provide more resolutions. It has a simplicity and artistic quality that I have not seen surpassed in your other works.

Mon May 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Am rebuilding my wallpapers file on a new computer...this has always been one of my favorites. Even made my old CRT look good! Love the sense of peaceful movement.

Tue November 6, 2012 at 12:05 am

Am rebuilding my wallpapers file on a new computer...this has always been one of my favorites. Even made my old CRT look good! Love the sense of peaceful movement.

Tue November 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

Jon G
"fantastic work"
been a fan for years, only became a member within the last week. i don't see how Mr hall can claim that you stole anything, a leaf floating on a pond is a common image, it occurs in nature's not as if either you or him "stole" the idea...

keep up the good work..the members gallery is well worth the donation, i put it off for too long and am happy to help your creative endeavors

Thu April 8, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Chris B
"Stretch doesn't look bad"
Just browsing some of my all time favorites. Even using the 1600 resolution on my 1080p monitor still looks good :) Besides, Ryan already did a new version of Haiku. Granted I like them both but... lol

Thu September 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm

"Yet Another vote for Widescreen"
This has been my favorite wallpaper for ages, and I would really love to see it be made for 1920x1200. Thanks.

June 23, 2009

"Another vote for widescreen"
One of my favorite images of all time, but I haven't been able to use it for 6 years now as my laptops of this era run at 1920x1200.

I understand it may be impossible to redo this one widescreen, but if you ability,time, and inclination, here's another vote.

July 10, 2008

"Widescreen/new version?"
Please oh please can we have this in widescreen, or a totally new remake that is available in widescreen? It's my favorite, and I don't like not being able to use it.

September 17, 2007

"widescreen please"
one of my faves. Very serene. 1920x1200...I'm begging :)

August 19, 2007

"dual-screen version, please!"
I can only imagine how calming this would be in dual-screen (2560x1024 or so). Leaf on right monitor with calm water over rocks on the left....

Wonderful and peaceful image. Thanks.

July 30, 2007

A beautiful leaf

floating in the water clear

the colors calm me

June 10, 2007

"Also one of my favorites"
This is one of the images I use when I just want a relaxing desktop. Unfortunately, there's no dual monitors (my work pc) or widescreen (my personal laptop). Good work! Nice to see someone from my area doing such nice work.

June 7, 2007

If ever there was an iconic DB image this is it.

Worthy of a rewqork or at least a re-render with some more of the standard screen sizes.

June 4, 2007

"one of my all time favs"
as well! Hard to choose between Haiku and Simple Pleasures (if only I had two screens :0))

May 31, 2007

Always thought this would look brilliant as a business card or company identity, ever thought about it lol?

May 25, 2007

"No words"
I find this image almost too beautiful for words - it's perfect. :-)

May 4, 2007

This one was also my first download. I don't remember how I came across this on the internet, but I am sure glad that I did!

This "photo" is so evocative of my favorite time of year, and it is very calming, in spite of the ripple that shows the energy of just falling into the water...

Thanks, Ryan! After six years I finally became a member!

December 25, 2006

"Beautiful, simple and quiet"
A very touching and peaceful image. I love it!!

November 8, 2006

Andy T.
"First Image"
This was the first image I downloaded. It's a photo I have always wanted to capture, to be the author of. Needless to say I am a photographer and seeing this is like the completion of an assignment; 'capture a decisive moment'. You, Ryan Bliss, have done it. This is one of those moments. I know it isn't a photo, but so many people at my work (a newspaper) are fooled by your work. Because I am a photog, they think that your wallpaper on my desktop are photos. Everytime they see a new one, they ask me where I got the picture. And then I explain all over again; blahblah blah, Ryan Bliss is this fantastic artist and I like his stuff so much I am a member of his site, blah blah blah. You are a form of inspiration. My goal is to capture those moments when people are absolutely themselves without pretense. It is getting more difficult to do that; even young kids are camera savy. It is because of the digital age. I'm not complaining; it's another challenge to tackle and emerge as a victor. Some days you win, some days you lose and some days you get rained out, but you always gotta suit up.

October 12, 2006

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