Cerulean
"This is another very personal wallpaper for me. I set out to render a fiber optic conduit but ended up representing a particular medical malady that I wrestled with between late 2007 and early 2010. The nature of it is a little TMI so I will spare you all that. Some things just need to get out and will do so of their own accord."

"Cerulean"

 


8.08/10 rating (262 votes)

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""10""
i love this.

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Fluorescence (Bloom)
"My "Fluorescence" mushrooms are pretty much iconic by now (at least within the niche of "wallpaper aficionados") but their purpose for me has always been something akin to the teapot model that comes with Lightwave.

Basically it's a prop on which to display different textures. Here I am experimenting with distance gradients and sub-surface lighting. I also wanted to upgrade the terrain with something a little more hi-res and bump up the radiosity lighting so the mushrooms themselves appear to be casting all of the light."

"Fluorescence (Bloom)"

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8.51/10 rating (393 votes)

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"Unexpected coolness"
Was expecting a bigger version of the "shrooms" when I opened up the dual screen. What a neat surprise when there were two more sets in the render with different colors. Very cool!

Lorwynd

Sat November 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm
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Fluorescence (Blue)
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"Fluorescence (Blue)"

 


8.49/10 rating (205 votes)

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"Fluorescence"
If you ever decide to revisit this one, a fairy ring of mushrooms would be awesome.

Scott

Wed August 5, 2015 at 11:55 pm
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Prismatic Pool
"Going after an phenomenon similar to that at Grand Prismatic Spring, but with a pitted volcanic rock rather than the soil at Yellowstone."

"Prismatic Pool"

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7.25/10 rating (325 votes)

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"10"
One of my favorites! At least one of my laptops has sported this backdrop since you released it.

Tony
Fri April 24, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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Poseidon's Playground
"I need to do more underwater pictures. They're so much fun and it's an alien world right under our noses. This one uses just about every bit of my 16GB RAM."

"Poseidon's Playground"

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8.82/10 rating (685 votes)

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"Wow. There is so much life here"
One my all time favorites. This one just says 'dive in and forget the world' Love it.

Mr. Bill
Mon April 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm
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Canopy Creek (Winter)
"The daytime winter version of "Canopy Creek". It turned out a little too bright for my tastes so I also offer a night version which is a bit darker. Both are a little on the creepy side to be honest."

"Canopy Creek (Winter)"

 


8.05/10 rating (284 votes)

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"10.5"
Oh My Gosh!!! Why have I not seen this one before? This is beautiful.

Stargazer
Wed December 4, 2013 at 7:41 am
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Canopy Creek (Autumn)
"I changed the leaf textures from "Canopy Creek (Summer)" and replaced the leafy underbrush with golden grass. I wanted to make sure to keep some green leaves visible here and there to note that the transition to fall was not yet complete."

"Canopy Creek (Autumn)"

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8.75/10 rating (397 votes)

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"10"
I love your autumn scenes!

Doug
Fri May 31, 2013 at 7:28 am
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Oasis
"I created this one after receiving an email from a soldier stationed in Afghanistan. The email and my response can be read here. This is an update to an Oasis image I created in 1999."

"Oasis "

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8.21/10 rating (338 votes)

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"Thanks !"
Thank you ! :)

Nephelyn
Tue July 19, 2011 at 7:31 am
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Canopy Creek (Summer)
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"Canopy Creek (Summer)"

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8.44/10 rating (436 votes)

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

Kenda
Sun November 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm
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Enshrouded
"I really wanted to give Vue d'Esprit's clouds a workout here. They had just come out with a new version which allowed clouds to cast shadows on each other (something which, believe it or not, wasn't possible before). This image actually started out as clouds only but I added the forest late in the process to give everything a sense of scale. This image took an absurd amount of time to render (over 10 days) so I had to wait until I purchased a new workstation in May 2011 until I could devote the rendertime needed to produce the multiscreen. I finally finished it in Sept 2011 after a staggering 1000 hour render."

"Enshrouded"

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8.48/10 rating (451 votes)

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"Breathtaking"
Even though it increased the render time dramatically, I really think having those high-res trees paid off! All of the trees have so much detail, it looks like a photograph.



It looks great with my 4 monitors! :)

Brian
Wed September 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm
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In Full Bloom
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"In Full Bloom"

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8.00/10 rating (460 votes)

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"In Full Bloom"
Love this picture. It's very relaxing to look at. It's been my desktop for quite awhile. The only thing missing is me, in my favorite chair curled up with a book.

Don Barber
Tue May 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm
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Temple of the Leaf
"Inspired by a description of the great pyramid of Meereen in George R. R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire"."

"Temple of the Leaf"

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8.19/10 rating (470 votes)

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"10"
Although this is an older piece, I had forgotten about it until this morning when I was adding some wallpapers to work PC. I would love to see this revisited in some way, and one thing I would like to see added would be more people. While having one figure definitely gives a sense of scale, I like to see a building such as this in use with multiple people as if it was a snapshot from a working facility. Anyway, my two cents.

Atmos42
Tue April 1, 2014 at 10:54 am
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First Light
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"First Light"

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8.18/10 rating (401 votes)

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"Wonderful"
Introspection:

Jazz trumpet player Freddie Hubbard died in December 2008, a little bit before the debut of this image. I found it interesting at that time that this image shared the name with one of his most revered albums. I think the title track sums this image up perfectly.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zh0-T0efTY

Clarence
Sat September 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm
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Desert Dawn
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"Desert Dawn"

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8.08/10 rating (437 votes)

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"Still enjoying these"
I love both versions of this piece. I enjoy hiking in the desert southwest and these capture the essential grandeur of the place very well.

Ted
Sat March 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm
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Canopy Creek (Winter/Night)
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"Canopy Creek (Winter/Night)"

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8.43/10 rating (317 votes)

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"1024x800"
I meant 1024x800 ;)

HarmFamily
Fri July 22, 2011 at 2:50 am
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The Ride  -- Merry Christmas!
"I've done a few versions of this scene over the years. The first was done in Bryce in the 90s. The "forest" was faked using a spiky terrain.

I rendered a second version using World Builder in '03. The forest looked much better.

I used Vue d'Esprit for this version. Technology marches on!

Order Cards! "

"The Ride -- Merry Christmas!"

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8.60/10 rating (398 votes)

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"9"
Any chance we could see this in 3360X1050?

Kelton
Wed November 20, 2013 at 10:39 am
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Dark Wings -- Halloween 2009
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"Dark Wings -- Halloween 2009"

 


8.37/10 rating (345 votes)

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"your new picture"
Alfred hitchcock presents: The Crows

eerie beautiful peaceful, under it all...a sense of menace. Nothing that you can point to. Just a sense that you dont really matter in the grand scheme. Im not even a fan of the darker genre's of art but this picture...i rated it a ten. Thank you

Wyatt
Sun December 13, 2009 at 1:01 am
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Moonlit Oasis
"This is a night version of "Oasis". My first version was very dark (some said it was too dark). In early 2012 (never too late right?) I went back and brightened the scene considerably and created a new render.

PS3 Dynamic Theme Available!

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"Moonlit Oasis"

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8.24/10 rating (33 votes)

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"Dual Screen Moon++"
I was just comparing the old and new 3840x1200 renders. The new one looks great, and I really like how the moon is offset so it is no longer split across both screens.

AS
Tue January 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm
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Afterglow
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"Afterglow "

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8.01/10 rating (349 votes)

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"One of my favorites..."
Dear Ryan,

I love this one as well. My only gripe with it is the two palm tree trunks (?) that extend out on the lower left region of the image. They seem out of place and should have leaves or be removed. Otherwise the sky color is astounding. Thank you sir.

Tyler
Mon March 15, 2010 at 6:01 pm
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Temple of the Leaf (Night)
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"Temple of the Leaf (Night)"

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8.17/10 rating (415 votes)

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"I absolutely love this wallpaper!"
It simply reminds me of the temple of the sun in Mexico. I loved visiting the pyramids near Mexico City whenever we went to visit my father's family. I always ate too many popsicles and ended up sick. But I so loved it regardless. Ryan, I am making this my FB cover! Great image.

Anna
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Harbinger
"This is a very special image to me. I created it while recuperating from major abdominal surgery in early 2009 and in a way this represents my own personal phoenix.

I was re-reading George R.R. Martin's "Clash of Kings" at the time and a blood-red comet figures prominently in the story. The cyclical, returning, nature of the comet really inspired me.

The comet was created and rendered in Apophysis and composed in Lightwave into a sky-spanning "planet" plate for Vue d'Esprit.

Updated 6/22/11: I've added a blood-red version of this image (for Ice and Fire fans) in the Pickle Jar!"

"Harbinger "

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8.78/10 rating (653 votes)

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"4K?"
Any way we will se a 4k ver of this wallpaper? :)



Esp in blue? :)

Shad
Thu May 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm
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First Moonlight
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"First Moonlight"

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8.39/10 rating (475 votes)

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"Thank you"
I have been looking at your art for a decade now and I just love First Moonlight. It is probably my favorite piece of art on the site. Where is this place? Because I really want to be there.

Lambchops
Fri January 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm
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Sisters
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"Sisters"

 


7.75/10 rating (302 votes)

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"M45 + DB = Yay!"
I truly appreciate your inspiration by one of the most gorgeous sites of our night sky as well as your creative tribute to it. The nebulosity is wonderful.

amateria
Tue September 25, 2012 at 10:20 am
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Beginning of the End
"I created this piece after reading George R.R. Martin's "Dying of the Light" in 2009 and I was honestly a bit surprised that it shot to the top of my most highly rated images. The process might sound complicated by it was actually pretty simple and the whole project only took a few days. The nova was rendered first as a series of Apophysis plates, then imported into Lightwave and arranged to form a pleasing supernova. The planets were added and the whole thing rendered to another plate which I used as a sky-spanning "planet" object in Vue d'Esprit. The landscape is pretty old-school for me (with no crazy Ecosystems). It all came together very nicely however and I hope to have a print version up as soon as I can figure out how to render the clouds convincingly at high-res."

"Beginning of the End"

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8.92/10 rating (826 votes)

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"Captivating "
Man I love this peace. If you ever had time would you ever consider doing a "Before The End' version. Showing what it was like before the Supernova?

R
Thu November 20, 2014 at 8:25 am
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Phraxis
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"Phraxis"

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7.98/10 rating (474 votes)

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"9"
This has always been one of my favourite renders for monitor backgrounds. I usually have asymmetric monitor setups, so having this on one monitor and contrasting it with another more 'mellow' planet really puts the power of this one on display.

Romann.AV
Sat December 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm
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