At World's Edge (Spring)

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The spring installment in my "At World's Edge" seasonal set. I experimented with a thunderstorm background, with lightning, but in the end I felt the background action only cluttered the scene. This is the only piece in the series (thus far) with volumetric clouds above the camera.

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"Best so Far"
Still one of my favorites during Spring. Is it possible we can have a 5K render of this? I?ve resorted to using Photoshop to do an upscale with a sharpening filter.

Thu April 4, 2019 at 10:19 am

This has to be one of my all time favorites. I always make sure it's included in my folder of desktop backgrounds, or I just set it as my permanent background. Keep up the good work!

Wed May 23, 2018 at 11:17 am

This is a gorgeous piece... but for some reason, it reminds me of the movie "UP".

Thu February 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm

"STILL my wallpaper"
Hi again Ryan... this is still my favorite and still my wallpaper. I am one who usually switches wallpapers at least every few weeks if not more often, but here it is edging towards the end of June and this is still my wallpaper. I did switch briefly to your Gotham for a day last week but had to switch back. This so light and cheery...

Thanks again!

Sat June 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

i dig it... would like to see something like this with a color IR feel to it!

Tue June 8, 2010 at 5:49 am

I've been a member for a year or so (and a fan for quite a bit longer!) and have used many of your wallpapers, but this is by far my favorite. What a fine piece of art!

Mon May 31, 2010 at 7:14 pm

"At World's End Spring"
So jealous - I want more than one monitor! I used to have a dual-monitor setup at a previous job, and I really liked it.

Fri May 14, 2010 at 10:15 am

"n900 quad"
I'd love to have this one in quad screen format for my n900 (3200x480)

Wed April 28, 2010 at 0:36 am

Ok, I'm a huge fan of all your blue images, but this has become by far my most favorite! Thanks!

Mon April 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

There must be a bug in my Photoshop Macro. The link is working now. Sorry for the wait!

Sat April 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm

"Still broken"
Hi, Ryan. I'm the link to the 3360x1050 (dual 16:10) render of this image. I'm still broken and sending everyone to the 5040x1050 (triple 16:10) render. Would you be so kind as to fix me, please? Much appreciated! --Link

Sat April 24, 2010 at 12:17 am

"Customer from Hell"
I tend to give a second look at images that are lighter at the left edge, because of the way my icons are gridded. I'm going to use this one for a while. It's nice to be able to change the eye candy. I love your flowers, and had the california poppies for a long time. But then I liked the medicine bottle thingies too. . . decisions, decisions!

Fri April 23, 2010 at 12:23 am

This is just stunning, it is this image that got me and my mother to sign up for life-time subscriptions. I think this version is the best of the "At World's Edge" images so far

Mon April 19, 2010 at 2:00 am

Marc Lerch
"need a fix"
Hello! Beautiful job on this one! But please check the size on the 3360x1050... I don't think that it is correct.


Mon April 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm

"Loving Triple screen version"
I like the triple screen version so much, i'm using it on single screen.

Any chance of you doing a zoomed out render of it when you get time? The view point of the triple screen version really looks good on a single screen.

One of your Finest work Ryan and it was just in time for the sun here in the UK.

Thanks for all.

Sun April 11, 2010 at 8:29 am

Phillip D
"a lady?"
I just imagine a lady there standing by the edge looking into space, be pretty cool terms of your multi render on this one, usually your sides are distorted on your past renders, this one came out evenly and great.

Sun April 11, 2010 at 8:26 am

Phillip D
nice art, I like the mixture of grass vegetation and very well in details. Your artwork makes renderosity gallery site look other words you have excel in 3d rendering, great job!

Sat April 10, 2010 at 5:49 am

"At World's Edge" is maybe my favourite series, and this is just a stunning addition to it!

Fri April 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

"Triply awesome"
im simply loving the triple screen version!!

Fri April 9, 2010 at 2:54 am

Jason B
"Spring Versions"
I really love this spring version of At Worlds Edge. Any chance you will be doing spring versions of Canopy Creek or Green and Gold?

Thu April 8, 2010 at 11:40 am

The link for 3360x1050 is linking to 5040x1050

Thu April 8, 2010 at 11:32 am

Trunk texture is fixed as well, I think you forgot to say that in the update. hahaha

Thu April 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

Quite worth the wait.

Thu April 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

Great job again Ryan. :) Normally I'd say something about how much I'm looking forward to the dual screen, but sadly I got laid off a couple of weeks ago, so no dual screen for me anymore. :( At least I can still enjoy the single screen versions!

Mon April 5, 2010 at 10:30 pm

"Really beautifullll-issh-nesss."
For some reason the edge of the grass and the clouds looks really .. blurry .. to me. In more of an optical illusion rather than a "two different pictures blurred together in Photoshop" sort of way. I don't know if that's the look you are going for, but I wonder if it's possible to make this look more "cliff-like" than a "soft-island-floating-thing". thingy. I dunno, it's hard to describe. I gues I like the idea of a plummet from Spring into the clouds rather than .. kinda .. smudging from one state to another. :-) I really love the idea, however, and think that the distinct parts are quite beautiful.

Mon April 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Love this version Ryan! Nice Job!

Mon April 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm

"both sides of spring"
The bright foreground and the darkening clouds make me think of the promise and the threat inherent in spring. So often the bright sun comes only one patch at a time, even on nice days. And just yesterday, we had a gorgeous, sunny, breezy day (80 degrees, in fact), and after that a night of storms, and even a tornado watch! Nice job capturing both sides of the season!

Mon April 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Jon H
""Re: Trunk Texture""

The trunk texture is way better now. I swapped out the one on my desktop and it now looks 100% awesome. Thanks for the tweak!

Mon April 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

"At worlds edge now complete"
I have always loved these. I admit this isn't my favorite of the 4 however I love the vibrant colors of the flowers and the tree looks beautiful. Well done :)

Sun April 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

"1600x900 resolution "
1600x900 resolution ever going to happen?

Sun April 4, 2010 at 6:42 am

"At World's Edge...Spring"
Thanks everyone for your suggestions..I finally got the full picture by changing the DPI settings (or whatever they're called) from large fonts to normal...all is ok, and I'm a happy camper...

Sat April 3, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I'm rendering the multiscreen version right now. How to have it up by tomorrow!

Sat April 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I have triple screen versions of the other two. Will triple screen versions be posted?

Sat April 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Try the 1152x864 version and set it to "Fit" instead of center.

Sat April 3, 2010 at 12:34 am

"At World's Edge...Spring"
Thanks for the responses you've all sent. I do have my screen set at "center." My screen resolution is set at 1024x768. No orange dot next to offered resolutions. I tried a few other resolution settings on my monitor, but didn't help. I appreciate all of you trying to help..P

Sat April 3, 2010 at 8:05 am

Alex H
"Good stuff"
I saw the thumbnail and thought "shit, what is he thinking?", but I read "At World's Edge" and decided to give it a chance, knowing that it is a variation on previously released awesomeness. The winter and classic versions are definitely better, but this one grows on you. If you do an Autumn version, could you please do something special with the sky? Nothing too "in your face"; that would kill the scene. But something slightly out of the ordinary would be nice, like an interesting colour on the clouds. Doesn't have to be surreal or anything, just something "different". But heh, disregard me, you're the artist, and you've produced heaps of awesome art already, I look forward to anything and everything you produce as it is. :P

Sat April 3, 2010 at 5:01 am

Have it on both my PC and phone... :)

Fri April 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Sorry you are having problems. If I have an exact match for your resolution the dot next to will be orange. If none of the dots are orange then please let me know your screen resolution and I will try to pick a close match for you.

Fri April 2, 2010 at 10:26 am

Greg in CA
"Just wondering, Pat..."
Do you have your desktop position set to "center"? Also, what resolution is your monitor set at?

Fri April 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

""At World's Edge...Spring""
Great! Needs a bunny or a Robin. :)

Fri April 2, 2010 at 9:12 am

"At World's Edge...Spring"
I love this...but once again, when I set the picture as my background (no matter what setting), the forground is cut off (prettiest part). I have written to you before about this problem with another picture I love, but got no response. I have a normal 19 inch Dell moniter...please help..thank you

Fri April 2, 2010 at 9:03 am

"Re: Trunk Texture"
I've replaced all of my files with a new version with an improved texture on the tree trunk. I hope this one works better for everyone.

Thanks for the feedback!

Fri April 2, 2010 at 1:22 am

"Duel Screen"
I have the winter version as my background at work. I would love to see a duel screen version to switch to/between/etc.

Thu April 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Full of life Ryan, thank you for this festive piece!

Thu April 1, 2010 at 6:22 pm

"I love it"
And I'd love it more if there were dual screen options. ;)

Thu April 1, 2010 at 5:59 pm

"at worlds edge"
Nice work Ryan. Beautiful.

Thu April 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Chris B
Just DL a higher rez one and crop it the way you want it in photoshop, or whichever photo editor you like the best.

Thu April 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

"At World's Edge"
I really like the image but something feels off about the lighting. The tree appears to be self-luminescent, rather a small issue to me but I thought'd I'd mention it.

Thu April 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm

"At World's Edge (Spring) (2010)"
Nice! =)

i like it!

and it's spring time.. so it's very appropriate indeed!

Thu April 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm

"At World's Edge (Spring) (2010)"
Very springy. Are there Multi screen versions in our future? This would look nice in a Multi-screen format.

Thu April 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm

"World's Edge"
Do a fall version to complete the series!

Thu April 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

"Alignment with summer and winter version"
This is one of your works that I have been waiting for a third image so I can set up a desktop sequence that transitions to a new season every few minutes. Now that it has three images (summer, winter, spring), I tried it.

The summer and winter ones transition smoothly with only the leaves and grass fading away, but the spring one is not centred the same. The tree and rocks move when transitioning winter-to-spring and spring-to-summer.

Can you recenter this image so it aligns with the other two?

Thu April 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm

"Spring is here"
Love it. Want to pull up a chair under the tree, prop my feet up on the rock and just sit for hours enjoying life.

Thu April 1, 2010 at 12:19 am

"At World's Edge - Spring"
Looks good, but for the first time I've noticed a bit of pattern work in the texture in the moss and the trunk of the tree. Kinda takes away from the natural "randomness" that would otherwise give the image a relaxing, photorealistic feel.

Which program did you use for this one?

Thu April 1, 2010 at 8:48 am

Jonathan L
"This adjustment is beautiful!"
I'd love to see this in a night scene for some reason... I love how the tree looks in full bloom!

This is perfect!

Thu April 1, 2010 at 8:25 am

... can't wait to see it as multiscreen! :-)

Thu April 1, 2010 at 6:29 am

"Good Idea, but..."
It really does need work... the tree trunk is way too blurry... and maybe a nice clear sky would have been nicer with the foggy valley (or world's edge).

Thu April 1, 2010 at 6:06 am

"Nice spin on old(er) art"
Title says it all... just in time for spring. :)

Thu April 1, 2010 at 0:23 am

the detail on the flowers and leaves is fantastic--I really shouldn't have bashed Greg--he's entitled to his opinion--and since I like all your styles I shouldn't tease him about being biased!!!!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm

"masc/fem--WHO CARES????"
wow!!!! Forget Greg--he doesn't know the good stuff!!! This goes with a set!!!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Greg in CA
"Ryan.......Look, man..."
As a dude, sufficiently lacking in self esteem to the degree that I can't abide by flowery, 'feminine' desktop artwork, I feel I must speak out. Where are the abstracts? The outer space/planet scenes? Your pathetically macho audience is suffering... ;-)

Wed March 31, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Chris B
I actually like the haziness. It gives it an ethereal feel to the picture like you would expect to find at the edge of the world. It is amazing how making the seasons change make such a HUGE difference in the feel of the picture. This is a nice vibrant peaceful relaxing version.

I did notice the tree trunk fairly quickly, but hopefully that's not too hard to fix.

Nice one Ryan, and I suspect that we'll have to wait 'till Sept-Oct for the Autumn version? lol

Wed March 31, 2010 at 8:53 pm

"Trunk Texture"
It does need some work. So many projects, so few workstations!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Jon H
I love the tree (this is the best tree you've ever done, thanks for resurrecting it). I love the flowers on the tree. I love the clouds. I love the colorful flowers in the grass.

I have but one suggestion. I can clearly see the repetition in the texture of the tree trunk. This was hidden in the past by the snow in the winter version and the darkness in the summer sunset version.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 8:12 pm

"Nice, but..."
Hey Ryan, thanks for doing this one. I know this is not the 'main event', just something to pacify us eager members, but its a great variation all the same. My only reservation is that it looks like a scene from the 'opening video' of some PS2 fantasy role-playing-game, and it seems the apparent 'haze-i-ness' of the whole picture seems to hide the lack of detail in the individual elements. It does have a very charming effect, but I'm not sure which of the two you were going for (or both). But its still a wallpaper that I'd proudly display.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm

"Dual Monitors"
Is a dual monitor version coming?

Wed March 31, 2010 at 7:05 pm

"Sure to wake you up in the morning"
Very bright and different from the usual images; good to mix it up.

May I suggest darkening the font color of "" in the bottom right corner of the image? In most images, it's the perfect shade of gray that does not detract from the actual art but is clearly readable if you glance at it. The vibrant grasses in this image make the logo extremely difficult to read - I don't know how anyone could decipher the letters with the current font color, never mind read the actual website address. And besides, that's the most important part of the image, right? ;)

And do fix the tree!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 6:48 pm

"Dramatic coloring"
I really like the colorful flowers, but I have to agree with everyone else about the tree trunk. It was one of the first things I noticed and it's a bit distracting. The green riding up the trunk from the ground looks odd and the texture is off. I hope you can fix this because it's a wonderful picture.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 6:00 pm

"Looks good"
But where did you leave the autumn version? lol. I never thought I was gonna see a new version of this render.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 5:46 pm

This has to be one of my favorite "updates" you have done. It's breathtaking!!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 5:44 pm

I needed something to cheer me up today, and this did the trick. Love it!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 4:43 pm

It's awesome, Ryan! Thank you for all your good work!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 4:07 pm

"Love it"
I love this - a wonderful welcome to spring.

I do admit that at first I didn't notice the tiling on the tree trunk, but after I had some windows open on my desktop that just happened to 'frame' the trunk, it became very noticeable. Now I kind of can't help but notice it - hopefully it's an easy fix. I look forward to a dual screen version of this as well :)

Wed March 31, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Keep up the great work!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 3:26 pm

"@ Hunter"
I couldn't agree more. The horizontal tiling is extremely noticeable. However, things I usually like least are becoming much better. Your grass, tree leaves, and cloudwork has really improved of late. In fact I'm still not sure if the clouds are a picture or CG particles.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm

"Tree trunk"
Awesome! Except for the tree trunk, as others have said. That should be a pretty easy fix though...

Other than that, I really like it.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 3:17 pm

"Summer Version!"
One of my favorites especially the winter one, but please make sure you do a very sunny summer version.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I like it but I have to agree with Hunter here. the tree trunk is not good. it almost looks like it squares off when the branches start. the colors at this point do not give a natural blend. It makes a great background but I would fix the tree trunk. It really is below your quality of work.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 2:20 pm

"Sorry but....."
you seem to be going backwards in your designs. There is just so much likeness to previous stuff. Come on Ryan, lets have some good new stuff

Wed March 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Just what I needed on a dismal day, a breath of spring. Thanks!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm

"World's Edge Spring"
Looks luscious! I can feel the warmth of the sun, as I'm sitting with my back against the tree trunk.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 12:58 am

"Worlds Edge Update"
Very nice! Thanks for a great update to this picture.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 12:36 am

"At World's Edge Spring"
Very Cool, when do we get the dual screen versions?

Wed March 31, 2010 at 11:37 am

"Repeated textures"
The main problem I have with this piece is that the textures are "repeated". Have a look on the tree trunk, and you can clearly see that the textures are just placed side by side, which leave a pretty ugly and predictable pattern.

Fix that, and it would be so much better!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 11:14 am

"Very pastoral!"
Pretty, a little otherwordly. Not sure that's a bad thing.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 11:06 am

"Nice addition..."
I think it's nice, but it doesn't scream 'Digital Blasphemy' to me. Something about it gives a feeling of fakeness to it that hasn't been present in other recent works. It might be the sheen of things.

Its still beautiful, it just falls in the deadness of the digital divide, for me.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 10:56 am

"I was trying to figure out what was missing."
It's the watermark. It totally blends in with the grass, and I barely see it at all.

Other than that - I like. :)

Wed March 31, 2010 at 10:45 am

"you could always..." a sort of "trial version" of the one you're working on for the community to vote on whether or not they'd like to see it in all resolutions...although, i know that goes against your artistic philosophy a bit, and that's something i definitely cannot argue against. anyway, i love the wallpapers that get redone for the seasons, and this one is certainly no exception!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 10:35 am

Oh I love it! The other At World's Edge versions have always been some of my favorites so I am ecstatic to have a new one. Thanks Ryan!

Wed March 31, 2010 at 10:32 am

"Sticking with Highland Springs for now..."
just something about the haze of this picture that makes it less appealing to me. Although I enjoy the levity it inspires through the bright colors

Wed March 31, 2010 at 10:01 am

"At Worlds Edge(Spring)(2010)"
Just what I wanted and needed today.

thank you.

Wed March 31, 2010 at 9:53 am

Works for me. Can't wait to have my lilacs out front of my house in full bloom. This should tide me over until then. :)

Wed March 31, 2010 at 9:49 am

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