Skygate (Spring)

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The past couple of Vue renders I've attempted have been, shall we say, troubled. Thinking that perhaps I have been jamming my scenes with too much complexity, I've been experimenting with breaking them up into foreground/background sections and then combining the elements so, hopefully, resources are economized and render-times are decreased.

In this case I rendered the "sky plate" first and then set it as a background object in new scene. Both renders were created on my Bucephalus workstation while Shadowfax worked to complete another render.

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"Skygate (Spring) intrigues"
I had Dome of the Blue Seeress (2017) on my desktop for a long time but I keep coming back to Skygate (Spring) in spite of other new releases lately. There's just the right amount of visual interest. It feels right.

Fri May 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm

"I love this scene!"
I normally rotate between your landscape renders, Ryan. But this past week, I can't get past this beautiful, haunting scene. My favorite this year!

Fri May 12, 2017 at 8:26 am

"Good Suggestive Scene"
I want to know what's over that crest...good image that creates an instinctive reaction. Love it. My only criticism are the trees, they are distractingly unrealistic looking, but it absolutely does not halt that desire to know what's over that crest!

Fri May 12, 2017 at 7:31 am

Ellen Owens
"Wow! I really like this"
This is an appealing wallpaper. I like the freshness and lightness of the picture with the pops of color. Are there more versions to come? Great job!

Wed May 3, 2017 at 10:55 pm

Broader than most but still too narrow for my liking :-)

Fri April 28, 2017 at 6:32 am

How broad is your ability to render an idea?

Fri April 28, 2017 at 0:19 am

"Another Seasoned Image"
I really do like this and look forward to the Fall and Winter versions. How about a night version with a shiny moon to provide light

Wed April 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm

"Awe Inspiring"
I'm loving the color choices and really hope to see the multi-screen render.

Side Note: I'm encourage by the split foreground/background rendering. I think it'll really open up some new options. Someday maybe this could even be revisited with the clouds fading a bit to some grand view.

Wed April 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm

"spring version of Skygate"
I really like the colors and how the top and bottom of the frame is darker. It works better for me as a wallpaper because I like to keep a large number of Icons on my desktop and this doesn't obscure the lighter colored lettering of the icons. Really looks great too!!!

Wed April 26, 2017 at 11:58 am

Love it! It looks great on both my computer and my phone. My only quibble is the branch on the third tree; it ends like it was cut off. But that's safely minor. Yes, a night or twilight version would be great. I'm wondering, though -- because of adding "spring" to the title, does that mean this is going to be a seasonal series? If so, I'm all for it! Great work, Ryan, as ever.

Wed April 26, 2017 at 10:18 am

" Night Version"
Amazing.. a much needed night version is required for the pickle jar!

Tue April 25, 2017 at 5:18 pm

Brian Milot Sr
See Title!

Tue April 25, 2017 at 12:27 pm

Brndi U.
Wonderfully peaceful.

Tue April 25, 2017 at 10:59 am

"The view"
It's... refreshing

Tue April 25, 2017 at 8:16 am

Beautiful image. Are these trees meant to be Jacarandas by any chance?

Tue April 25, 2017 at 3:01 am

"Very nice!"
I like the view, as if the trees are clustered on the brink of a cliff. The floral colors are nice contrast. Another nice piece, Ryan - thanks!!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 10:32 pm

Simply beautiful. Love it!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm

I simply love the colours, this is a very lovely landscape. The colours all work together, with the background sky, again bloody lovely Ryan, Great work.

Mon April 24, 2017 at 8:30 pm

"Can't wait for multiscreen!"
Awesome image! Cannot wait for the dual screen version. Already have it on the phone, thanks to the app and will upload for FB cover.

Mon April 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm

"Skygate (spring)"
O.M.Gorgeousness!!! Love this one! The colors are beautiful, and it's so peaceful :)

Mon April 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm

I don't care how long you take if you produce more work like this. It's beautiful

Mon April 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm

I want to know what’s on the other side of the trees. You do this in most of your landscapes, you tease our imagination by leaving an area out of bounds to our vision… So every time I look at my desktop I try to peer over the hill, doesn’t appear to have worked yet. Love it Ryan.

Mon April 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm

"Great work. I really like this"
I really like the colors used; the red and blue flowers in the forefront and the purple leaves on top of the silver clouds. It goes so well together. Well done and Thank you.

Mon April 24, 2017 at 2:33 pm

As! (crossing fingers for a 5760x1080) ;)

Mon April 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Mario Carini
Realistic looking foreground. Great shadows. Love that cloud cover!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Mark A.
"skygate spring"
Ryan, when I saw the title "skygate..." my first thought was the movie Stargate. I like this one. I've always been a big fan of your nature-based works.

Mon April 24, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Mark A.
"skygate spring"
Ryan, when I saw the title "skygate..." my first thought was the movie Stargate. I like this one. I've always been a big fan of your nature-based works.

Mon April 24, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Karen Ross
Love it!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 1:20 pm

"Love it!"
How lovely and soft...just like Springtime! Thank you so much, Ryan, for starting this beautiful creation!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 1:05 pm

"yeah, Skygate is like that...."
It's just like when you go to the eye doctor and he's doing the "a or b?" comparison... and then when they're all done, they show you what your old prescription was... and then your new and improved, in focus spacious, amazing depth of field, colorful, perfect, can't turn away, clear vision.... yeah, Skygate is like that....

Mon April 24, 2017 at 1:03 pm

"Awesome for the season"
I have to agree with what the others have said. As soon as a multi is available, it will be my new background. AWESOME!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm

I agree a night version would be great

Mon April 24, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Oh I am loving this one! I am a bit biased in that my favorite color is purple, but I do like the elements, both in number & in style. A few of the broken branches that just end and are completely bare rub me a bit the wrong way, but overall I'm enjoying this new springtime scene. Keep it up!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 12:59 pm

"Night version"
This is beautiful. Hope there is a night version!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 12:58 pm

This will be my wallpaper the moment you have a triple screen version.

Mon April 24, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Shao Lang
With this render of the woods, it's a calm and serene type setting. This would be an ideal place to camp and be away from EVERYTHING! I just absolutely love where you get your inspiration from. It just amazes me every time you put up a new render for us to see!! <3

Mon April 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm

"Almost a perfect 10"
I really like this render, I think it's really beautiful. If there were a fault with it, I'd say it was that some of the trees look a bit fake. But other than that it's really beautiful!!!

Mon April 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm

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