Hanyewi Valley by frogster

*Nominated by Irene Burdell for Pay It Forward.
This is what she had to say about your image

“It is very difficult to choose one particular artist as there are so many whom I admire and I am inspired by , but I decided,
I would like to nominate frogster and his image Hanyewi Valley.
I have know Larry for two years and I admire his work enormously . He is a digital artist and the variation in his work always amazes me , from beautiful landscapes to real horrors .I found it difficult to choose a specific piece but decided on this one .
I love the feeling of peace and solitude and the detail and time which Larry has put into it . It is a wonderful work of art .”

In the Native American Sioux language Hanyewi means Moon

Translated by Chief Yellow Lark – 1887

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds
Whose breath gives life to the world, hear me
I come to you as one of your many children
I am small and weak
I need your strength and wisdom

May I walk in beauty
Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
And my ears sharp to your voice.
Make me wise so that I may know the things you have taught your children.

The lessons you have written in every leaf and rock
Make me strong!
Not to be superior to my brothers, but to fight my greatest enemy….myself

Make me ever ready to come to you with straight eyes,
So that when life fades as the fading sunset,
May my spirit come to you without shame.


Used Vue Esprit 5 and PhotoShop CS

A 3D digital image

Image copyright © 2008, Larry Fridel. Copying and displaying or redistribution of this image without permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.


  • blamo
    blamoabout 7 years ago

    fantastic what a piece of work that is

  • Thank you Blamo

    – frogster

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeabout 7 years ago

    wow! this is beautiful…. so painterly….love the highlights and colours around the fire…..the detail in every aspect…. and the words add even more meaning….
    IT is a beautiful and spiritual image, well done Larry!

  • Thank you Wendy for you nice comment and also for the fav.

    – frogster

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 7 years ago

    Wonderful work Larry…

  • Thank you Mikrin

    – frogster

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsabout 7 years ago

    OMG this is amazing stunning image

  • Much thanks Jeff and also for the fav.

    – frogster

  • shawhouse
    shawhouseabout 7 years ago

    stunning. the intense colors & reflection in the water are perfection.

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagabout 7 years ago

    Your work is always incredible….Definately a favorite!

  • Thank you Gene and also for the fav.

    – frogster

  • Catherine Crimmins
    Catherine Crim...about 7 years ago

    this is sooo fantastic larry!!!! hugs

  • Thanks Cathy

    – frogster

  • michael51
    michael51about 7 years ago

    This is way cool mate

  • Michael thanks and for the fav also

    – frogster

  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautabout 7 years ago

    A colorful and masterful piece of work. This is fantastic Larry! You have created a scene that I would love to walk in to……..and sit by the fire and listen to the sounds of nature. Beautiful!

  • Thank you so much Carolyn, always look forward for your comments.

    – frogster

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Shawhouse

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