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Wallpaper: Steer Wrestling

For folks looking for the next wallpaper – this one is for the PC and laptop crowd.

I also chose this one – as it’s one of the images currently featured over at Eat Art.

(Here’s my previous post on Eat Art.)

This particular steer wrestling photo was taken over at the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo.

Available in four sizes:  1920×1080, 1366×768, 1600×900, and 1600×1200.

Steer Wrestling wallpaper for blog

Wallpapers are Back!

Yep – after a bit more than a year away – we’re bringing back wallpapers!

But I thought I’d mix it up a bit…   🙂

Three big changes:

  1. I’m dropping the monthly calendar on each wallpaper.  Hopefully – this will make it a bit more “timeless” – and easier to download images for use whenever you’d like to add them to your screen.
  2. Tablet sizes!  Some images simply work in that square format – some don’t.  That means sometimes I’ll introduce images for laptops and PC’s – and other times only a tablet image will be posted.
  3. Images may not always land right at the first of the month.  But – if you’re a fan on Facebook or are subscribed to receive blog updates via email – you can be among the first to know when new images are posted.

hot air balloon mobile wallpaperSo – to get things started (again) – here’s a backdrop for all of you tablet-toting folks.  This particular hot air balloon photo is still one of my favorite aerostat images.

And, as always, all feedback welcome.  Enjoy!

(to download the image – just click on the image to get the full size – and then click to save)

Wallpaper: October 2010

Here it is – the October 2010 wallpaper.

This particular shot is from the Central California Coast trip (in Santa Cruz) and was taken with a Lensbaby.

Available for download in four sizes: 1920×1080, 1366×768, 1600×900, and 1600×1200.

And – as always – all feedback welcome.  Enjoy!

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Wallpaper: September 2010

September already?

Well – regardless of my shock – here’s the new wallpaper.  This photo is from the Friday morning hot air balloon launch at the annual Northwest Art & Air Festival – held just last weekend in Albany, Oregon.

Now I could try and talk up “vision” and “skill” in getting this image – but in reality – there’s no secret sauce here – I was just experimenting.  Flat on the ground, looking up, wide angle, handheld, and underexposed the scene by a stop or two (or something like that).

Hope you enjoy it.  And, as always, all feedback welcome.

Available for download in four sizes: 1920×1080, 1366×768, 1600×900, and 1600×1200.

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Wallpaper: July 2010

OK – July’s wallpaper is something a bit different.

This is from one of the jellyfish tanks at Monterey Bay Aquarium – a spectacular exhibit.

It’s available for download in four sizes:  1920×1080, 1366×768, 1600×900, 1600×1200.

On a side (technical) note – on my first attempt at this wallpaper – the image was purple as my monitor’s background (but blue when I was editing the image).  Purple!  Which prompted me to mumble “I can’t ship purple water….”.  As it turns out – color space is important.  Typically – my workflow is in Adobe RGB.  Well – as it turns out – monitors are typically in sRGB.  A quick color space change – and now we have blue water.

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Wallpaper: March 2010

Here it is – quite late – the March 2010 wallpaper.

This particular image is from a Svens gig – and was shot with a 50mm f/1.8 (a.k.a. the “nifty fifty”).  You can check out more images here and here.

(thanks, Carlos, for reminding me that I hadn’t yet posted this month’s calendar)

Four sizes are available for download: 1920×1080, 1600×1200, 1600×900, and 1366×768.

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Wallpaper: February 2010

OK – here it is – the February 2010 wallpaper.

About this image?  Well – I was actually trying to find another angle to shoot the Sagrada Familia in Barclona – when I found these petanque courts in a little park.  And these folks didn’t seem to mind me snapping a few pics of their afternoon game.

Petanque – from what I’ve dug up – appears to be similar to bocce or boules.

And just for fun – I was playing with a modified technique for a faux tilt shift effect a couple of weeks ago.

Like it?  Don’t like it?  Let me know what you think.

Four sizes are available for download: 1920×1080, 1600×1200, 1600×900, and 1366×768.

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Wallpaper: January 2010

Happy New Year!

To kick off the new year – here’s the January 2010 wallpaper.   This is simply a B&W version of an earlier photo posted here on Camera 47 – which I hoped would make a good backdrop for your monitor.

The image?  Shot while in downtown Corvallis.  The lens?  Well – it’s a Lensbaby Composer with the Fisheye Optic.

Four downloadable sizes include: 1920×1080, 1600×1200, 1600×900, and 1366×768.

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Wallpaper: December 2009

OK – my apologies for not getting this out to ya’ll earlier.

Here it is – the December 2009 wallpaper in four downloadable sizes: 1920×1080, 1600×1200, 1600X900, and 1366×768.  Enjoy!

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And while we’re talking about wallpapers – there are a lot of other folks publishing great monthly downloads, too.

Wallpaper: November 2009

Here’s the November 2009 wallpaper for ya’ll.

This jellyfish photo was taken over at the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.

Four sizes are available for download: 1920×1080, 1600×1200, 1600×900, and 1366×768.


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