Canopy Creek (Winter/Night)

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I need to look into that!

Thu April 27, 2017 at 9:09 am

Mark A.
"not saving my rating"
ryan, this particular work won't save my rating.

Tue April 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm

I meant 1024x800 ;)

Fri July 22, 2011 at 2:50 am

"1280x800 not available? "
Im baaaack! Funny this was the same image that i commented on years ago, and im right back to it, infatuating!!

Like you reached into my psyche and crafted this atrwork.

Can we get a 1280X800? Just got my xoom and want to rock my favorite pic of all time on my background!!!


Fri July 22, 2011 at 2:47 am

"Missing Image"
The 4800 x 1200 split version is missing.

Tue June 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

"Reminiscent of something"
Ah, distinctly, I remember it was in the bleak December..."

Very nice, very nice. I'm a fan of snowy night, and this one is no different.

Sun January 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Cant Down Load the Triple Monitor Split files...

Sun September 12, 2010 at 11:16 am

"Canopy Creek"
I have been using your backgrounds for years and have introduced friends and my children to your website. This may become one of my favorites.

Thank you

Tue January 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm

"What GREAT memories this image dredged up!!"
Long time member, first time comment. This image really conjures up memories from when I was a young, living in the midwest, and we'd go skating late at night down a creek, way into the countryside, the moonlight was very bright...I love all your work, but this one really brought back some amazing memories, one's I didn't know I retained. Thank you!!!

Thu December 17, 2009 at 1:40 am

"Had to comment..."
I don't leave many comments, but this is a brilliant image that I could look at for a long time. Keep up the good work!

Wed December 2, 2009 at 2:56 pm

this is beautiful.

the creepiness factor is key!

somehow has an ethereal feel even though its not an abstract.

very nice!

Wed November 25, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Phillip D
wow, the snow looks three dimensional, I like the water texture where it is mixed with ice and flowing slightly, nice work done here hats off to you.

Tue November 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm

"New night version"
Personally I like the old version better as the starkness of it had a great effect, whereas the falling snow seems to clog it up somewhat. It's still a great piece though.

Sun November 22, 2009 at 2:09 pm

My wife has told me that this forest gives her the creeps. Not sure if that fits with the holiday mood. I will try to get something a little more festive going in the weeks ahead.

Fri November 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm

"Christmas Version w/ Rudolph"
have you thought about putting a red-nosed reindeer in this pic (without the wolves, obviosly...)? It might make a cool Christmas wallpaper.

Fri November 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm

"Broken Link"
Hi Ryan,

The tripple split files have a broken link

P.S. I also posted in the Cerulean comments by mistake :o.



Fri November 20, 2009 at 3:10 am

"Mobile Image - not found"

Fri November 20, 2009 at 1:46 am

Well, at least it was in a step you can easily re-do. As opposed to, say, something which requires you to rerender the entire scene!

Thu November 19, 2009 at 3:34 pm

It looks like these errors are occurring during the upload process. Not sure why at this point but I will reupload the files and hope for the best.

Thu November 19, 2009 at 1:12 pm

"Rendering error in 3200x1200 also"
In the 3200x1200 dual screen single file render of Canopy Creek winter/night, the whole image is shifted to the right.

Thu November 19, 2009 at 12:36 am

"3200x1200 dual screen corrupt?"
Looks like the 3200x1200 dual screen didn't render correctly. The right quarter of the graphic (along with the watermark) is actually rendered on the left edge of the image.

Thu November 19, 2009 at 12:35 am

"Rendering Error with 3840 x 1200 Image"
Hi Ryan,

Looks like there is a rendering error or something with the dual widescreen image. Its pretty obvious when you view it. looks like the image is corrupted and repeats at the bottom. Thanks!

Thu November 19, 2009 at 12:16 am

"Blackberry Bold image"
I've added the 480 x 320 file. Sorry about that!

Thu November 19, 2009 at 11:47 am

"Blackberry Bold image"
Not Found

The requested URL /content/jpgs/480x320/canopycreekwinternight2480x320.jpg was not found on this server.

Wed November 18, 2009 at 3:19 am

"More hidden items!"
You can tell exactly what was added when you put the old version and new version side by side.

Ryan, I think this means that you need to hide things in your renders more often. :)

Tue November 17, 2009 at 10:45 am

"Canopy Creek (Winter/Night)"
This is awesome! The snow and wolves really do the trick finishing this scene. Beautiful work man.

Tue November 17, 2009 at 8:00 am

"I see it"
Bottom center, out for a stroll.

Tue November 17, 2009 at 7:06 am

"New Look"
Very cool with the snow falling.... Is one of the new additions some well hidden deer?

Tue November 17, 2009 at 6:16 am

"(No) Comment"
I'm not going to say what is or isn't in the render. I am really enjoying these comments though.

Tue November 17, 2009 at 0:59 am

Chris B
"RE: Skull?"
Yea, it actually looks like the ghost a woman or something swooping down. Especially when you zoom in a little bit.

Also in the original Canopy Creek, the summer one, I always thought that the way the branches and leaves were that there was a "tree man" or "ent" or something. It's right in the middle of the pic either standing in the creek or right on the bank.

Mon November 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Nate F
looks like this one took a long time to develop

Mon November 16, 2009 at 11:08 pm

"Canopy Creek (Winter/Night) "
sweet night version!!

another piece of art from Ryan!!

hope your getting better by the way!!


Mon November 16, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Forget the deer (which i don't see) does anyone else see a skull in the top of the left hand trees?

Mon November 16, 2009 at 7:57 pm

"canopy creek winter/night"
Actually,if its there and its not my imagination,the buck would be right of the centre,amongst the trees.

Mon November 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm

"Canopy Creek winter/night"
Very nice! I like this one better than the first render. Looks more believable than the white out of the other. Love the animals. Especially the buck hiding in the trees on the right.

Mon November 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm

"Just out of curiosity..."
Can we look forward to a Christmas themed piece this year, Ryan?

Mon November 16, 2009 at 1:56 am

The Guru
It looks even better with the fallen snow and wolves. There seems to be a problem loading the Zune resolution though. Could you see to that?

Mon November 16, 2009 at 1:09 am

Looks very cold. Can't wait for your next one! :)

Mon November 16, 2009 at 0:22 am

"very nice"
You do very nice work. Thank you for this addition.

Sun November 15, 2009 at 6:28 pm

"winter scene"
love the winter scenes would love to one like snowy creek with the christmas lights....also what about one for thanksgiving....i put these on my pc at work and ALWAYS get compliments

Sun November 15, 2009 at 6:27 pm

"New additions"
I also saw the three wolves, but is there also a deer in the background? My husband thought he saw one in there....Also can't wait to see the new abstract. Stay healthy!

Sun November 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Great work! I like the wolf. :)

Cannot wait for your next abstract piece!

Sun November 15, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Ryan you have outdone yourself. This new render is so beautiful, and you have captured the awesome feeling of watching it snow on a cold winter night. Great Job!!!

Sun November 15, 2009 at 11:03 am

My next piece will be an abstract Jason.

Sun November 15, 2009 at 10:18 am

Another beautiful scene. Where have all the abstracts gone???

Sun November 15, 2009 at 10:10 am

"Winter Wonderland"
A very Halloweenical Christmas. I wonder what it would look like sans wolves, but with reindeer and the trees decked out in lights like "Snowy Creek Christmas" (2006). Hmm...

Sun November 15, 2009 at 1:25 am

"canopy creek"
Great winter scene. We will need a spring scene though and then we'll have a canopy creek for each season :)

Sat November 14, 2009 at 11:46 pm

This is just great. A new favorite.

Sat November 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm

"Great - on the creepy side..."
I could count 3 wolfes, and I thought at one point there was a cloaked figure at the end of the pond - atmosphere would be right - but it's a trunk with a branch creating a triangle...

Great image - lots of details. Love your work.

Sat November 14, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Brandi U
"Canopy Creek"
This entire series has become my favorite and this one is the perfect finale.

Sat November 14, 2009 at 8:29 pm

"Love the show!"
The snow is a great touch. Adds a whole new dimension to the picture. Super thumbs up!

Sat November 14, 2009 at 7:23 pm

This version blows the previous one out of the picklejar!


Taking pride of place on my PC and MAC desktops!

I'm also going to put it on my work machine on Monday!

I love the detail, the falling snow the dark and cold you can feel from the image!

This has to be one of my fav's!

Thanks Ryan!

Sat November 14, 2009 at 4:44 pm

"Love it"
The snow brightens it up just enough & I'm glad you added the wolves! adds to the sense of danger.

Sat November 14, 2009 at 4:15 pm

"Canopy Creek Winter Night"
Very cold, dark and mysterious. Only the strong will survive during this season. Nature's way of rejuvenating before opening her Spring eyes! Another terrific picture by DB!

Sat November 14, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I'm done (for now).

Sat November 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Enough with the canopy creek already.

Sat November 14, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Oh much better than the original night version. Without the snow it seemed a little dead. I still like the day version better though. =)

Sat November 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm

"Very Cool!"
This looks very cool. I like the wolves too! Can't wait for the dual-wide.

Sat November 14, 2009 at 11:37 am

"Corrupted 1440 x 900"
Not sure what happened there. A glitch in a Matrix perhaps. I've reuploaded the file and looks like it works now.

Sat November 14, 2009 at 10:48 am

Jeff K
Love the addition of the wolves. I think that little addition really made this image seem more like a real place. Great work as always.

Sat November 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

"Problem with 1440x900"
Hi Ryan,

I love your new wallpaper! :)

Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with the 1440x900 upload - the image is corrupt.

Please can you fix it?


Sat November 14, 2009 at 10:35 am

"absolutely brilliant!"
hey ryan, love the snow and the wolves in the background. this has to be one of your best season transitions of an older renders. keep up the good work and best of wishes!

Sat November 14, 2009 at 10:30 am

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