Strathwood (Winter)


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Since I created “Strathwood” to render relatively quickly I can be a bit more nimble with making variations. I thought it would be fun to create a winter version but also at the same time have it be a little more colorful than the mostly earth-toned original. Let me know what you think!

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23 reviews for Strathwood (Winter)

  1. Zorz [basicmember]

    Both the original and this winter version are fantastic!

  2. Susan [nonmonthly]

    The way you have the arch makes me thing of a fantasy land. I’m waiting to see a character from Lord of the Rings come into the picture.

  3. Richard H. [liferplus]

    @Ryan: I’ve just noticed that at some point you’ve replaced the original render with a version that fixes a few glitches and greatly reduces the strong purple cast of the original. The new version is VERY much better, and I’m now happy with the overall colour balance; it looks much more natural. Thanks!

  4. Chris [lifer]

    Love this one its my desktop backround now

  5. ChrisW [basicmember]

    “Purple” isn’t normally a color I associate with wintertime, but here…it kinda works. Makes it sort of otherworldly, between that and the stone arch.

  6. jimbo [basicmember]

    Fun to explore the details here – I noticed you’d converted the crag in the middle to an arch! In nature the trees at the top would have been smaller and more weather-beaten than the fine upstanding specimens you put here. Perhaps your approach creates a bit more visual interest, as it’s not expected!

    See there’s a been bit of a landslip just to the left of the arch/crag on the far side of the valley. I could see that growing into a bigger scree – or perhaps a corrie (cwm or cirque) with another glaciation or two.

    The Winter variation of Strathwood is on my wallpaper cycle – thanks!

  7. Michael Espinosa [nonmonthly]

    Another great and majestic piece Ryan, very reminiscent of the work “Stronghold” by Rodney Matthews. I see a lot of parallels in both your work, which is a great compliment. Fantasy/mountain landscapes are my favorite and this is fantastic. I could see this world as part of the Dark Souls universe, my favorite video game which includes some breathtaking art. Send your resume to FromSoftware 😉

  8. Ryan

    That was an oversight on my part, no corrected. Thanks for the heads up!

  9. Michael Schmitt [lifer]

    Why doesn’t “Strathwood (Winter)” appear in the Wallpapers > New ( list? Is this a pickle-jar variation of Strathwood? It does appear on the 2018 gallery page.

  10. Afya [lifer]

    Purple is my favourite colour, but it’s so over-saturated here that I can’t persuade my eye that it’s meant to be that way. I tried to convince myself that this is a world where the sunsets are naturally purple, but that didn’t work either because the blue sky suggests midday…

  11. Gene [lifer]

    …but I like this version even more than the warmer-season version. Once again, well done Ryan!

  12. Jerry Waters [lifer]

    Far out! The hallow calls in morning fog.

  13. cmmnoble [plusmember]

    I like this one very much, and how this has that all-over sunrise color that can happen early in the morning. I think if the “pink” was a little more orangey instead of purpley (more red/yellow, less blue), that might make it seem more natural.

  14. Ozaawaagosh [basicmember]

    Awesome winter render, love the winter colours and shadows, that rising sun plays cross the landscape, perfect. Great Render Ryan

  15. Christian [liferplus]

    I think the color tint make this come alive, it reminds me of the colors we have here in Lofoten – Norway this time of year. The links below show all that think the colors are way off.

  16. Cliff [liferplus]

    I agree with others here. The pink/purple color just feels really off, especially when put up against the blue sky.

  17. Tromador [basicmember]

    I tend to agree with the majority. The colour doesn’t make sense to my eyes.

  18. OpelCarl [nonmonthly]

    This Picture seems to look a little too purple I think…

  19. Bryentt [liferplus]

    I like it, the color makes me feel like this was taken at an early sunrise.

  20. George [nonmonthly]

    I like the color choice. I stare at a monitor throughout most of my day, and this feels smooth and easy on the eyes. It also reminds me of sunset evenings above Estes Park, CO.

  21. Brandi U. [liferplus]

    Feels like the light is turning the snow too pinkish. Would like to see whiter, or cooler, colors, more reflective of winter light.

  22. Richard H. [liferplus]

    I’ve heard of looking at the world through rose-coloured spectacles, but this is ridiculous!

    I basically like this as a composition, but the magenta tinge over everything strikes me as really excessive. The overall effect reminds me of a printout from a colour inkjet printer whose yellow cartridge has run out.

  23. Mark A. [liferplus]

    I like it and I certainly like the concept. I just think the snow should be whiter.

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