Deep Winter by adorety ()
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I actually started this before Christmas, not expecting this recent bout of frigid cold and snow. I started rendering it around Christmas, but as it was going to be one those "forever" renders I rendered it off and on between other images. it finally finished today after 116 hours. Yeah, silly right. That is not a typical render time at all, but I let it go anyway. There are contributing factors that make such long renders and part of it is the large size I usually do, but other factors can add up also, for that "perfect storm".
Anyway, a seasonal image that is suddenly very appropriate with the nearly foot of snow and 0 degree weather here. Vue 2014 and a DAZ deer and some Content Paradise squirrels. Also, if you look close, you'll see a cardinal from Ken G's Songbird Remix which is now at.....I forget. Ken, if you stop by here, feel free to leave the name of the site you are now on.
Thanks for stopping by.
Image Comments (33)
eekdog () Online Now! 10:13PM | Fri, 03 January 2014
i agree, stunning job my friend, such a perfect wintery setting, Arthur..
RodS () 12:24AM | Sat, 04 January 2014
This is just jaw-dropping, Art! Wow! It's worth every second of that 116 hour(!) render. I can almost feel the cold but beautiful environment. Superb Vue work, my friend - what a way to start the year!
grafikeer () 12:55AM | Sat, 04 January 2014
Great Winter render,and well worth the timeframe to complete...really like the background vista,and the squirrels are a nice touch...excellent work!
aeilkema () 5:57AM | Sat, 04 January 2014
Very lovely! Ken's work is now at http://hivewire3d.com (same store I'm moving all my stuff to) :-)
artbyphil () 6:11AM | Sat, 04 January 2014
Great render really captures the atmosphere well. 116 hours! you have a lot more patience than me ! in in face its my impatience for rendering that makes me do so much post work :)
barryjeffer () 10:06AM | Sat, 04 January 2014
If you don't take a minute to zoom this image, you miss everything. I can see why it was a longgggg render, it is beautiful. It looks like another blast from the North is due starting tomorrow here. Stay warm buddy.
brewgirlca () 12:09PM | Sat, 04 January 2014
Wow, that is freaking amazing! Full view is an absolute must. I did spot the cardinal. I can imagine to create realistic snow their must be hundreds of millions of angles to render and this would contribute to the time, as well as the fine textural detail of things like those tree trunks. I love the broken snow packs on the steep mountain slopes - pre-avalanche conditions and so much contributing to the realism of this mountain scene. There is also great composition with the snow pack creating a leading line, right to the cottage, which itself seems to sit just to the left of a thirds point.
Savage_dragon () 12:49PM | Sat, 04 January 2014
I like how the moss & frost shows on the tree. It really is a well done image. Even if it took a month of Sundays to render. ")
starfire777 () 10:33AM | Sun, 05 January 2014
Fantastic winter scene!!! It has been a long deep winter here in Michigan already and high temperatures Monday and Tuesday are expected to remain below zero.
leoshades () 11:16AM | Sun, 05 January 2014
I wouldn't mind living in a place like this... If it had high-speed internet, and proper plumbing, and electricity, and maybe a helipad for grocery runs... Either way, this is incredible scenery.
bigbraader () 5:24AM | Tue, 07 January 2014
Great picture, the background mountains are impressive and well done.