The Ride (Merry Christmas!)

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One of my Members ("John") commented on Hinterland that he could imagine it being a new version of "The Ride". Great idea John! I was going to do a night version anyway but I think it evokes the very first Ride nicely. I hope you enjoy it!!

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"No red nosed reindeer?"
I love every last version of "The Ride", but since the '98 original, none have really had "the most famous reindeer of all" visibly leading the way. This is a *very* small disappointment considering all the great work you do. Thank you, as always!

Sat December 11, 2021 at 9:40 pm

Mark Foster
"The Ride (Merry Christmas)"
Powerfully enchanting image. Well done.

Sun January 5, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Tbh it's my least favorite holiday. I never really thought about it until you mentioned the lack of imagery though.

Fri December 27, 2019 at 8:48 am

"One Holiday Forgotten"
How come you never made a New Year's Eve scene? Don't you celebrate New Year's Eve? I looked everywhere. Even under "Other Holidays", but nothing

Thu December 26, 2019 at 5:23 pm

"I've never doubted, not for a millisecond, that they were real!"
Plain ole' black and white, almost, yet the beautifully clarion luminesence shows through with a beauty that makes one draw their breath a bit deeper, knowing in the back of their adult minds - Am I really seeing this? Yes, you are, for there he is. Nuff Sedd. Bless, and have a great holiday season.

Mon December 23, 2019 at 6:28 pm

"Love the Two Together"
I love The Ride, all the versions (especially 2003) and this is a great combination of two beautiful images. I agree with another poster in that I would enjoy some snow and personally, I'd like a little more red in Rudolph's nose so bright. Not as much as in 1999 and 2003, but enough that we get the idea.

Happy Christmas to you and Jesse and the boys, Ryan. You've lighted many of my Christmases for a long time.

Mon December 23, 2019 at 4:08 pm

"Really Fun"
This is one of my fun time favorites, Great Holiday Render

Sat December 21, 2019 at 8:06 am

"Great Update"
This is a great update to "The Ride" the only thing that could make this even better and more of a Christmasy feel is to have more snow on it. Like on the trees and such, any chance we could get a pickle jar version with more snow on it?

Fri December 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm

"A Christmas Favorite ...updated"
The Ride is my all time favorite DB Christmas wallpaper. I remember using the first one (1998 version) as a holiday wallpaper on my work and home computers. Keep up the great work Ryan!

Fri December 20, 2019 at 8:15 pm

"Lots of fun!"
This image caused me to actually Laugh Out Loud, it's so delightful. The rendering of the night scene is quite successful, but adding the distant Santa, high above ground level is such a hoot!

Fri December 20, 2019 at 7:21 pm

Shao Lang
"Very Nice"
I really like this render. The lone sleigh with Santa sets the Christmas mood some. The only thing missing to make it really Christmasy is a touch of snow, but I won't miss it, if it wasn't added.

Fri December 20, 2019 at 5:39 pm

Thanks Ryan - I appreciate you taking my suggestion, and it looks great! Will throw some $$ in the tip jar, have a wonderful holiday!

Fri December 20, 2019 at 5:04 pm

"Sleigh-Free Version?"
Since I love Hinterland and especially love night scenes, but I would want one I can continue using beyond the Christmas season, any chance we could get a sleigh-free version in the pickle jar?

Fri December 20, 2019 at 5:03 pm

"Always My Favorite"
Every version of "The Ride" has been my favorite of the seasonal selections.

Fri December 20, 2019 at 4:30 pm

"I've got nothing"
Hinterland done right. Again, it has a beautiful ambiance (though I'm always partial to the moon renders you make). Excellent!

Fri December 20, 2019 at 4:27 pm

"The Ride Revisited"
I think this is a beautiful, whimsical update to the original "The Ride", and I love it. Well done!

Fri December 20, 2019 at 4:17 pm

"worthy update"
Ryan, this is a very nice update to hinterland and the ride. Nicely done!

Fri December 20, 2019 at 4:04 pm

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