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For the record, I created this scene back in September 2018. I held onto it thinking I would come back and make some revisions. Fast-forword to January 2019 and this past week I've been working on something dark that pretty much reflects my mood atm with regard to Illinois in the wintertime. I looked at that image, which I was planning on posting today, and decided to hold off. It might accurately reflect my mood, but with a new Polar Vortex bearing down on us I felt the need to post something warmer. This scene was an experiment with learning Plant Factory's new "Flower Node". If I had to do this one over I would probably cut back on the depth-of-field a bit :-) I hope you enjoy it and stay warm (or cool) wherever you are!

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Thanks for writing! I've offered 3840 x 1080 for quite a while as part of my multi-monitor selection. Not every image has a multiscreen render though as they are VERY time consuming.

Tue March 19, 2019 at 8:17 am

Christian Gravgaard
It is a beautiful render!

Have you thought of making a 32:9 format (3840 x 1080) for monitors like this:

Tue March 19, 2019 at 3:53 am

"Breath of Spring"
Still would really love a widescreen...

Mon March 11, 2019 at 11:41 pm

"A bit overpowering"
I like the flowers, but the purple does tend to take over everything and makes it hard to see all the detail

Tue February 12, 2019 at 9:52 pm

"Photo-realism blows my mind"
Really digging this one. The depth of field, the abundance of color; just the kind of wake-up call we all need to remind us that spring is coming.

Sat February 2, 2019 at 7:04 pm

"Re: RSS"
Just FYI is updated automatically when I add images to the gallery. I need to advertise this better.

Sat February 2, 2019 at 3:20 pm

"Re: RSS"
Yes I need to update the RSS feed!!

Sat February 2, 2019 at 3:10 pm

Michael Schmitt
"Social Media"
Not everyone uses social media for tracking updates. That's what RSS is for.

Sat February 2, 2019 at 2:57 pm

"Multiscreen notices"
I vote for notifications to the list in general, but see what others think. It's a good idea. I often forget to check later on and, yes, I rarely check social media for updates.

Thu January 31, 2019 at 7:50 am

"Love This"
The colours and the light, makes this a magical and serene landscape, I would never leave this place, Great render Ryan.

Thu January 31, 2019 at 6:07 am

"Multiscreen Versions"
I hear you guys. I really do. I have always had to balance creating new scenes with "finishing" my old ones. All too often I want to jump into something else new rather than tie up a machine for over a week rendering a multiscreen. It was suggested that I create a special mailing list for folks who want to know when I post multiscreens. I think that would probably be best (either that or sending out an email to the main list when I add a new multiscreen). Social media updates seem to go nowhere however. Whenever I post about a new multiscreen I get crickets on social media...

Wed January 30, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Nathan Zachary
"Agree with eyal"
I, too, have been down about the lack of multiscreen renders. Many beautiful images have never been ported to multiscreen versions. For those, I've downloaded the 5K renders and made my own multiscreens, but they don't look nearly as good as if you (Ryan) used your amazing artistic vision to make the right choice for framing, zooming, et cetera.

Wed January 30, 2019 at 11:12 am

"multi screen versions"
Hey Ryan,

This is another great piece. Somewhat reminds me of water-lilies by Monet.

Sadly for me, however, I cannot really enjoy it as it does not have a multi-screen version, which is what I'm using.

I know you said they are coming, but actually, the list of wallpapers you issued that do not have multi-screen versions is getting longer with each new one you produce. Currently, the list contains: Greenmire, Dapplewood (Winter), Stasis, Biome, Cyber Blossom, Mauka and this new Breath of Spring...

Do you think you will ever get around to issue these wallpaers in multi-screen versions, or am I waiting in vain...?

Tue January 29, 2019 at 11:16 pm

"Dreamy "
Ryan, you stepped out of your comfort zone on this and that's being open minded. I love this, the focal length view here (I have a fair bit of photography experience) is perfect and being the picky person I am, I got nothing here. I feel like a frog on a lily pad taking in the wonders around 'me'. Wonderful.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 10:30 pm

"Depth of Field"
I love the scene and the colors. I agree with some of my fellow DB members that the way the depth-of-field is handled does make it look like a macro photo of a miniature diorama. It also makes places (left quarter or so of the frame) where the near and middle ground are hard for the eye to interpret and makes the tree trunk look odd.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 7:20 pm

"I Like it."
I like the colors and depth of field. Noticed a couple of other comments about tilt shift and the blurring effect and not sure if I agree or not, I'm a show me kind of person.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 4:54 pm

"Interesting thought, but...."
....the foreground bough and the water fading are out of sync, jarring my eye. Challenging, but not my favourite.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 4:33 pm

This one is pretty, a very nice spring render. But isn't it a bit early for Spring? Lol. Can't wait to see the one you were originally going to show us.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Richard H.
"Tilt–shift effect"
I'm afraid I don't like this one. I ought to; the content is very pretty. But it's another instance (there was a similar image last year) where the blurring creates a weird tilt–shift effect, and the scene looks as though it's a picture of a miniature model. I'd like it a GREAT deal more if it didn't have that effect, and greatly reducing the blurring would, I think, fix it.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 4:16 pm

"I like the depth of field"
I like the depth of field, it makes the piece more interesting. It's more of a story than the usual "admire the number of objects and textures!" It's refreshing and different. Reminds me of classic DB.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 4:01 pm

"I want to like it more"
I love the colors and feeling... just the blur is way too much of the field of vision. and im a little confused as to why the left side is blurred. i guess i don't know where to look?

might work better if the crop went in tighter so the blur was more of a fuzzy cloud around it.

i do love this concept though and want to encourage you!!

Tue January 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Mark A.
"vibrant colors!"
the vibrant colors make you feel warm and happy

Tue January 29, 2019 at 3:07 pm

"I like the depth of field setting"
First thought I had when I saw this one... "Ooohh"

Tue January 29, 2019 at 1:59 pm

Cat Scratch
"Depth of field too narrow"
Must agree with Laura. Pretty flowers though.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 1:42 pm

A little too much blur, but still beautilful. Even though I'm not in the polar vortex I'm looking forward to spring.

Tue January 29, 2019 at 12:11 pm

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