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Kenda
"Canopy Creek - Summer (2009)"
Interesting how color changes everything. I don't find this version the least bit "creepy". Rather nice, I think.

Sun November 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Valwit
"You got me."
I changed my screens to thr triple version. After 6 years of Arboreal :) It's green, forrest and summer.

Tue March 23, 2010 at 5:28 pm

dmanna80
"Amazing"
I just joined the site because of this picture!! So good!

Sat February 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Liz
"Canopy Creek"
Utterly BEAUTIFUL with no sense of struggle for life beneath natures canopy. Untouched, peaceful and tranquil. Would be a fantastic place to take a walk, smell the water, feel bark and imagine what or who has ever passed through. Another keeper by DB!

Sat November 14, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Scott
"Satori on Crack"
I like. :)

Sat October 31, 2009 at 7:34 am

Brian F.
"A Wonderful Backdrop"
This picture is incredible. After all, this could very well be another artist's interpretation of Fangorn Forest for LotR. It has a wonderful feeling of intimidating and great beauty at the same time. A wonderful backdrop on fantasy writers.

Sat October 24, 2009 at 12:08 am

fandeboris
"canopy"
It is almost eerie. Close but not quite as forbidding as some other images. I almost would want it a little darker, the leaves a little more delineated and a little more like the forest of the Headless Horseman. When the North wind would blows through the trees signaling the coming of Winter.

But Hey!! I like it

Fri October 16, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Spikey
"Absolutely awesome"
I commonly have dreams that take place in such a similar setting - absolutely spectacular.

Tue September 15, 2009 at 0:52 am

Miguell026
"Canopy Creek"
if one day i have a garden.. i want it to be like this!



congrats.. this is nature at it's best! reminds me amazon!

Wed September 2, 2009 at 1:49 am

TwoWolves
"Perfect Desktop"
I love these woodland scenes that you do, I find them restful yet intriguing. Wonderful, thanks.

Wed August 26, 2009 at 5:10 pm

Tianuchka
"Absolutely awesome picture!!!!"
Makes me feel comfortable and relax, peaceful and calm, carries no mystery but only beauty. Emerald tree forest :)

Wed August 26, 2009 at 9:09 am

Phredric
"Superb"
Reason I renewed had to have it on my dual screens. As for the light beams that is just a small part of the greatness this image is. Keep it up! Your paintless "paintings" are Superb.

Sat August 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Laura
"love this"
Currently, canopy creek on the macbook. Whenever I bring up a nice clean desktop space, this makes me feel like a fresh breeze just blew through the room. I can feel the humidity in the air, and smell the mixture of wet leaves and "outdoors" smells. It's a nice break in my day.

Fri August 7, 2009 at 7:20 am

backfist
"wow!"
Break out the inner tubes and float away!

Mon August 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Daniel
"Serenity"
This is simply beautiful! I'm so glad I decided to purchase a membership here!



Thanks, Ryan!

Thu July 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Jenanne
"Sun beams"
I never would have noticed the two suns if it hadn't been pointed out. It is a minor problem, not noticeable for the most part. This image is gracing my desktop now and doubtless will be one of my all-time favorites.

Thu July 30, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Ryan
"Custom Resolutions"
I wish I could accommodate every possible resolution out there. The best I can do is provide high enough resolution files so that you can slice and dice them to fit your needs.



Unfortunately that won't work in this case because the triple widescreen maxes out at 1600 pixels tall. I don't think I will be posting 1920 pixels tall images unless landscape monitors start using that resolution. Sorry!

July 28, 2009

BJ
"Resolutions"
Hello, I have a question pertaining to off norm resolutions...like say 1200x1920 I have my monitors split between one at 1920x1200 horizontal, and the second one is vertical at 1200x1920. Stretching an image does not work lol. Is there a section or a way that you can suggest I can change them to this resolution? Thanks

July 28, 2009

Eric
"vertical art?"
I'm thinking of setting up a regular widescreen and my second screen a vertical, will you be doing any art like that?



Thanks, and great work so far.

July 27, 2009

Julie
"Sunbeam angles"
I for one would love to see what the dual wide looked like with only the single original spot. In theory it would just be darker towards the right edge with I would think would still look nice and natural since we have no idea what the density of the foliage is over there.



Regardless I love your work and look forward to the dual wide of Enshrouded.

July 27, 2009

Labanimal
"Canopy Creek"
Ryan, I honestly don't see why you should apologize! Besides, who's to say this is not another world with more than one sun!

July 27, 2009

Ryan
"Light Beams in Multi-Screen"
I agree, they came out weird. I haven't figured out how to get really good light beams from the sun in Vue d'Esprit so I added a spot light for that purpose. That was fine for the single-screen version but it wasn't enough for the multi-screen. I had to add a second and third spot light and then try to match up the beams.



The extra wide viewing angle made it impossible for all the beams to match up perfectly (since they radiate like a cone in spot lights).



That is why they don't seem to match up. Sorry, I did my best.

July 27, 2009

SteveSw
"multiple / close suns are weird"
I love the detail of this! Thanks for it.



The "concept" of it is broken to my eye, though. I downloaded a dual-screen 2560x1024 version. It seems like there are two suns: one right about the tree that is closest to us on the right of the creek, and then another that is shining on the base of that tree.



And then, the sun above the tree to the right of the creek seems "too close". If you are in the woods, the sun is 93jillion miles away, and so the beams over there to the left should be parallel to the beams over the tree. Whereas it seems like the sun is almost over the tree if you draw a line from the beams to the left and up.



?

July 27, 2009

Nhaleen
"Beautiful!"
Great wallpaper Ryan. I love the rays of light falling through the trees!

July 27, 2009

David
"Tree Trunks"
In general this is amazing, I can see you making good use of the light tech. However it is still disappointing that we don't have good enough tech yet to make the tree trunks look realistic, there are many areas where the texture gets applied strangely, its the same texture all over, and there is no real surface geometric differences, and afaik no bump mapping going on there. This is not a criticism just things I noticed. Is this the state of the art or is this a solveable problem (given enough time?). Just curious, but keep cranking out the great stuff because you do amazing work, which is why I am a subscriber :).

July 27, 2009

Glenn H.
"OOOOOOOOO"
I like this one plenty. So Peaceful... Thanks!!

July 27, 2009

Dave
"amazing"
This is simply beautiful! I love everything about it; it's such a perfect setting. The light coming from the corner, the serene river, the roof feeling of the trees above, it's all gorgeous. Great job!!

July 25, 2009

Tom
"Triple-Widescreen"
The triple-widescreen render you put up makes me wish I had a triple-widescreen setup to enjoy it on! Very well done!

July 25, 2009

Labanimal
"Canopy Creek"
The more I look at this image, the more it reminds me of "old man willow" and the Ents in Lord of the Rings!

July 25, 2009

Pawan
"very nice!"
I love every green theme you create. Just love, absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 25, 2009

lilbas
"Canopy Creek"
A healing place - cool, spiritual ... the home of wood sprites and other ethereal beings ... maybe even a leprechaun or two! As a child, I would sit in the deep lush grass under the caraganas in my back yard, look for shamrocks (if I were lucky I might find a four-leafed one) and dream such realms exist. Your creations transcend time, capture and transport me to dream once again, to believe, and I am home - balm for the soul! Thanks, Ryan.

July 25, 2009

jimmychopp
"High Res Renders"
Thanks for the high res render! I'll post a picture of my layout as soon as I get my camera back from my wife.

July 24, 2009

Labanimal
"Canopy Creek Night"
I agree with someone else's comment, a nicely lit night version teaming with night life...

July 24, 2009

Woody
"Thanks!"
Thank you sir!

July 24, 2009

Dennis
"Wait..."
Triple widescreens.... Ok, now I have screen envy. I need new monitors!

July 24, 2009

Walo
"So familiar"
This is like being in my private dream place, a favorite for me.

July 24, 2009

Dan
"One of your best landscapes"
I just like the feel of this one a lot.

July 23, 2009

David
":)"
Nice very nice.

July 23, 2009

Robin
"GORGEOUS!"
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! My new favorite! The light through the trees is breathtaking.

July 23, 2009

Ryan
"Multi-screens"
It's coming Jimmy!

July 23, 2009

Jimmychopp
"High Res Renders"
Do you have any plans to post 7680 x 1600 (triple widescreen) renders of your most recent projects?

July 23, 2009

James Ray
"Changing Themes?"
You are a great artist, and I do not want to detract from that. However, I was wondering if you have ever considered creating / having created a theme switcher that used your fantastic wallpapers to randomly create themes for the desktop. I cannot get enough of your wallpapers. I used your free section for quite some time as my backgrounds until I could not take it anymore and finally succumbed to your pay section. I would love a program that, password enabled, connected to your website and randomly picked a wallpaper / color combination to display on my desktop. I'm not that familiar with programming, but I would definitely work on something of the sorts, with your permission of course, that would enable users to fully enjoy your renderings at random. Let me know if you'd be interested.

July 22, 2009

jgargone
"SUHHHHHHWWEEEEEEEEET"
Anyone that gave a negative review on this.......needs to be buried under these trees.

July 22, 2009

Nate F
"a good scene"
reminds me a little bit about "untouched", thankfully i very much enjoyed that picture. i have always thought that your swampy scenes are quite well put together. anyways just wanted to say that it is nice to see that you are putting new images on the site again ;)

July 22, 2009

DaveL
"Awesome Job!!!"
Just like always... Thanks Ryan!

July 22, 2009

Heather A
"DOH"
Just read your twitter that you are working on exactly what I just asked for! Sorry for the impatience!

July 22, 2009

Heather
"Dual Widescreen"
Awesome-beautiful! Only will you be releasing it in 3840 x 1200 (dual widescreen)??

I missed out on using your last image becuase there wasn't a size that would work on my setup very well....not without distortion...and we can't have that! thanks :o)

July 22, 2009

Jason
"Amazing"
Great work as usual.


July 22, 2009

Mangoman
"Wow. Nice. "
Damb. Far out! Beautiful! All it needs is Errol Flynn and all his cronies playing in the Robin Hood movie, it looks so inviting. The trees have such magnificent character. Kudos.

July 22, 2009

Seeker
"Surprised Me"
Normally I prefer your celestial works, although I enjoy all of them, but this is one of your best...very well done. This is a place I'd like to visit, sit down, and just think...another fantastic job.

July 22, 2009

Troy A.
"Great"
I like this one a lot, very natural looking. Love those drooping branches! Take care and I wish you good health.

July 22, 2009

Silver
"Canopy Creek"
One of my favorites so far this year. Can't wait for Tri-Screen render!

July 21, 2009

Leader
"Canopy Creek"
All i can say is Wow...the shading is amazing and i just love the colors. I wonder if it has anything to do with green being my favorite color =D

July 21, 2009

Mike
"Canopy Creek"
Beautiful! It's like a photograph and I like the way the light is filtering through the trees :)

July 21, 2009

Patrick
"Lovely (10)"
Some images I like because they're lifelike, and some, like this one, I like because they look like paintings.



This is tranquil. Summer haze, muted lighting and woodland.



Perfect.



I wish you well in terms of returning to full health.



Oh, I have a question. As an artist do you use a sketchbook and draw from nature any more. Alternatively, do you work in any other media?

July 21, 2009

Barc
"Format"
Can you do a portrait mode for PDAs? 240x320, and 480x640?



Thx!

July 21, 2009

Barc
"Format"
Can you do a portrait mode for PDAs? 240x320, and 480x640?



Thx!

July 21, 2009

AriW
"What Liz Said!"
I want to second what Liz said in her P.S. - get healthy first, and thanks for the continued fine work. I LOVE Canopy Creek.

July 21, 2009

exit
"Nice but washed out."
it seems a little washed out.

July 21, 2009

Littlemom
"Canopy Creek"
This is a beautiful wallpaper. The rays of sunlight shining through the trees is amazing. I will have to say this for your work Ryan. I recently went clear through the entire gallery of all the work you've done to date. And your work keeps getting better and better as the years go by. Keep up the good work.

July 21, 2009

Kana
"iPhone app?"
In your spare tome, if you have any, you should make a download app for the iPhone, so people can access and save pictures you make right to the directory they wan and use it immediately when browsing or getting an email from you.



That being said, I can't wait to get home so I can get your latest wallpaper. Looks awesome!

July 21, 2009

gaz
"Canopy Creek"
Excellent!



Don't change a thing.

July 21, 2009

Liz
"P.S."
Please continue to focus on getting healthy versus posting new pictures. I am thrilled to be a member here, and that won't change anytime soon. Every picture is a treat that I get excited to see. Your quantity may have come down, but your quality (the key factor) continues to sky rocket. And considering the wealth of pictures we are honored to download with a subscription, I would still be content with even fewer pictures. :)

July 21, 2009

Liz
"Beautiful but one small "problem""
Small problem: I wish there was a bit more "dark" somewhere in this picture. It seems to be about 20% pale lights, and 70% medium mediums, and 10% dark medium. I'd love for a tiny bit of real darks in there to give it more contrast.



However, if this is the look you are going for, then ignore me. :) It's still a beautiful picture, soooo soothing and soft. I would love to sit in this place for awhile!



Liz

July 21, 2009

wokkers
"wow!"
of all your images this has just become my new favourite. incredible :O

July 21, 2009

shaldannon
"awesome cool"
As much as I love your planetscapes, this is a really cool addition to the gallery.



Oh, and I had a thought the other day but don't know the proper place to post it. How about a crystal Moai (Easter Island head) at night with torchlight on a beach?

July 21, 2009

macmage
"Wonderful ...again"
What an amazing desktop picture. What I can't understand is why more people don't rank your art higher. Do we have a bunch of people that think they are art critics? Come on people this is wonderful work by an amazing artist!



Your friend and supporter for ...wow 10 years


July 21, 2009

Jonathan L
"Simply amazing!"
Whatever you choose to do, I, personally (not speaking for everyone a part of DB), I wouldn't be disappointed. Whether I wait or whatever, it's all worth it in the end.



You'll always have me as a customer, I've been here since 1999. I'm happy to be here!



Your new piece is fantastic, and I truly hope that my business isn't a burden in terms of contest submissions... because in the end, I know it's your works of art that deserve some kind of an award other than my praise. :)

July 21, 2009

Joel
"Amazing!!"
I love this one. Can't exactly explain why.



One thing I was curious about though was the sun rays. I actually think it might be cooler if our perspective was totally protected from the sun. Not a suggestion just a thought.

July 21, 2009

Jason
"OK"
I love most of the stuff that you do, but I have to say that I find this image a little bland.

July 20, 2009

RSA
"Nice"
Looks real nice. Looking forward to seeing how you expand the view on the triple wide screen render.

July 20, 2009

The Guru
"Quite nice"
Don't get me wrong when I say that I don't think it's your best. I quite like this one but compared to some others that you've done recently, it doesn't quite seem to reach the same level. It seems like some of the vegetation is too sharp around the edges and some of the tree limbs and branches look a little CG. (Yeah, I know that it IS CG but you're always about the realism.) Still, it now sits on my desktop and is enjoyable to look at. Best wishes for your health man.

July 20, 2009

Christian
"Lovely"
Another lovely wallpaper Ryan, the aesthetics of the trees look very realistic and the rays of light came out great.



Perhaps a little more "creek" would be the cherry on the cake. As FlareHeart suggested. At the moment it feels like you're a little too high up, would look great from a lower point of view, similar to Harbinger 2009.



Keep it up :) Love your work.

July 20, 2009

Randy
"Creepy Creek"
Some of the trees have a Halloween look to them. (hint, hint)

July 20, 2009

FlareHeart
"A little more creek..."
I love this wallpaper and I set it as my primary desktop as soon as I saw it, but because I have a double-wide taskbar at the bottom, it cuts out a lot of the creek.



I would like to see one with a little tiny bit more of the creek showing.

July 20, 2009

Phillip D
"thanks"
glad I renewed last week, this wallpaper reminds me of the "worldbuilder" software that was used several years back ..amazing rays, nice serenity scene.

July 20, 2009

Lily
"Canopy Creek"
Just beautiful, Ryan! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us here!

Wishing you health & happiness now & always. Blessings to you & your family!

July 20, 2009

Elden
"love this one!"
Very nice!

July 20, 2009

Chris B
"It's Amazing How the..."
technology and your skills have improved in the 9 years since you made canopy lol!



I like Tim's Idea & i thought the same thing as getwired when I first looked at the image. Looks like what I pictured the forest of Fanghorn to look like.

July 20, 2009

Tim H
"Wonderful !!!"
This is very nice indeed but I would love to see a night version with some fireflies like "Summerwood" from 2005. Keep up the good work and I hope you feel better !

July 20, 2009

ImmerTech
"Beautiful"
This is one of my favorites you have ever done. I love the rays of sun.

July 20, 2009

Heather
"Awesome"
Love it! Can you create one for the Blackberry Tour 9630?

July 20, 2009

suab
"Beautiful"
Ryan,



Sorry to hear that your disease has flared up again...



The new picture is just beautiful... Actually I like this kind of pictures (untuched, verdure, springwood, firstgreen, satori... etc) the most. They are so calming and relaxing... just PERFECT!!!



I also enjoy all your "remakes" - it shows so clearly how much your skills (the software too, of course) have improved over the years, even though I had though since like 2000, that it is so good, that it can't get any better:)



Please tell me, have you ever considered doing a remake of "once upon a time"? It is my favorite...



Get well soon and keep up the great work.

July 20, 2009

RCD
"Canopy Creek et al"
Your devotion to your work, the site and to the people who derive tremendous pleasure from your work is very moving. Canopy Creek is the embodiment of the peaceful image I wish for you. May your health troubles be all behind you and your future full of happiness. Thank you for another wonderful image.

July 20, 2009

William
"Improvement Over Older Works"
This is (of course) a nice improvement over older works of the same mood ("Verdure", for example). I like how you keep improving on some of the same ideas; they're worth it! The details in the tree leaves are great; the creek looks fine to me. It's calm and serene - probably what I would expect in this neck of the woods.

July 20, 2009

Empressgot
"Canopy Creek"
I really like it! you always do good..but I am sorry to hear you had to go under the knife again! My goodness you have gone though so much!



May the spirit of peace and health find you!



Empressgoth

July 20, 2009

Chuck
"Great but grainy"
This is a great forest picture. For some reason though the image looks grainy. Is this a side effect of the Vue program or is it a preferred effect that you are going for? I always enjoy the nature scenes. Here's to your health!

July 20, 2009

Hawk
"Niiiice!"
You tha MAN!



I want to move there.

July 20, 2009

Randall
"Gorgeous!"
This is a great summer piece...and Ryan, your work is the best, hands-down! Don't worry about any contests!

July 20, 2009

Yendub
"Perfect Setting"
This is absolutly stunning. It reminds me of movies that take place in the forest. Like the Patriot where they are attacking the convoy that was a trap. Or Apocolypto. Something from that type of setting.



Heck, I'd almost want to say that it would be something Bob Ross would have painted. With all the "Happy Little Trees" The canopy is absolutly stunning, and the rays of sunlight just accent all of the leaves and highlight all the little quirks and bends that make each tree unique.



The only possible critical reponse I might make, and this may be deliberate on your part, is that the creek seems to be lacking some "Umph", Some defination. It is there, and thats it. Nothing to make it stand out. That may have been your intention, but even the reflections from the trees seem muted and fuzzy. The way it is now, you could have put anything there, from a worn down game trail, to an old cobblestone path, to a fenceline, to nothing at all (a green patch).

July 20, 2009

misterGii
"Great work!"
I love it! It reminds me of "The River" stage in FarCry (for those pc gamers out there).

July 20, 2009

DRyan
"Not bad!!"
I like the look of this..green but not over-the-top green. The song "Sweet Lullaby" from Green Forest comes to mind when I see this for some reason. :)

July 20, 2009

dan
"Green!"
When I go walking in the woods it's in the hope of finding locations like this, now I can have it on my desktop too, yay!

July 20, 2009

MJohanson
"Wonderful!"
I really love your nature scenes.

I must be careful with this one. I may get caught in a daydream!

July 20, 2009

Chad F
"Haunting..."
Great job, Ryan.



Any thoughts about putting it into dual screen?

July 20, 2009

Terry G
"Awesome"
Really like this Ryan, glad you're feeling better!

July 20, 2009

Mantaray
"Green!!"
Green! Like this one but some more intense green color is not bad either.

July 20, 2009

Getwired
"Back in the Bayou!"
Or maybe in Georgia / SC... I can smell the mustiness and hear the babbling brook. Or is that Treebeard in the background there? Frodo, is that you?!?

July 20, 2009

Chris
"Love It"
Awesome job, this render is breathtaking. I wouldn't change a thing. Love the God Rays through the canopy.



Glad to see you're feeling better Ryan, good luck and have a speedy recovery =)



-Chris

July 20, 2009

Dale
"Fantastic!"
I want to go canoeing and camping here!

July 20, 2009

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