Sunday, February 03, 2013

15 screen wallpapers

Over the years I've collected a number of images which I have set as screen wallpapers. Most of these I collected from the Internet. I don't own them. Please do not assume they are public domain. Since they are publicly available though, you should be safe to download them for personal use. Where I have details I've credited the original author or website. A few are pictures I took myself. Since my laptop computer has a 1920 x 1200 screen they are all quite large images.

I have no idea where this image came from. Original filename: 4c66e3eb0f678b561
5c81a4063a82474.jpeg
Size: 2048 x 1365
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 This appears to be what is called  a HDR image (High Dynamic Range). I first came across this image on an HTC Desire phone and looked for a higher resolution image which I found at http://http://bradwhitt.com
Original filename: Beautiful-Land.jpg
Size: 2560 x 1712
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At first I assumed this was the Norfolk Broads in England but then I noticed the Canadian flag on the boat.
The picture was taken by Janine DeBaise in Canada and shows her Father's boat. In the background is the US I believe. Janine uses this as her Twitter page background (@writingasjoe) and that's probably where I got the image. You can also find it at her blog at http://writingasjoe.blogspot.co.uk/
2007/06/gone-fishin.html
Size: 1511 x 977

This image was created by Rogerio Stefanuto of Brazil. It featured on his page at the Computer Graphic Society where he describes how it was created. http://stefanuto.cgsociety.org/
gallery/840553

Size 1600 x 1200
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This image of a very pretty garden in Japan I found at http://www.hdwallpapers.in/
japan_digital_landscape_hd_wide-wallpapers.html

Sorry - no details of exactly where in Japan it is.
Size 1920 x 1200
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I found this lake picture at www.wallpapers.org - a site which has many other attractive images
Again there are no details of the actual location.
Size 1920 x 1080
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This image of hot air balloons at Cappadocia, Turkey is a National Geographic 'Best image of the Day'. It was taken by  Kani Polat,
Details
Size: 1600 x 1200
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An amazing picture - Myst - Point Reyes National Seashore, California taken by Patrick Smith through a row of trees on the way to the Point Reyes Lighthouse.
Size: 1920 x 1200
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This one is quite a small image but it still makes an excellent screen wallpaper. It's of Bambrough Castle in Northumberland and was taken by Dave Hudspeth. I got the copy I have from Visit Northumberland's Facebook page. You can get this image at http://www.redbubble.com/people/
davehudspeth/works/7216075-bambrough-rainbow

An image of the Space Shuttle on it's launch pad from NASA. Look carefully and you'll find some people in the picture which give you an idea of the scale.
Size: 3872 x 2592
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Another National Geographic Photo of the day by  David DoubiletDavid took this underwater picture of a river Bushman in a canoe in the Okavango River in Botswana.
Size 1600 x 1200
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Yet another Photo of the Day from National Geographic. This one is of a oceanic whitetip shark in the Bahamas. The picture was taken by  Brian Skerry. Now the question is - is that shark in front or behind the diver?
One of my pictures now and no prizes for guessing it's of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. I took this picture in August 2006. If you would like to see a 360° panorama of Stonehenge try here. You'll need to have Java installed
Size: 1600 x 1200
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This image is from Microsoft's Erie Autumn Theme for Windows 7 Download the theme from http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows/halloween-download-theme They describe it as 'spooky park fog in Copou Park Iasi, Romania'
Size: 1920 x 1200
Finally this image was constructed for our book 'Stones, Stars and Solutions'.
It's not a real place unless you know of a pyramid in the Arizona desert near Death Valley.
Image size: 3643 x 2482
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3 comments:

Sid Saad said...

Nice wallpapers Collection I search for my wallpapers on hdwallpapers360.com. You have such a nice collection.

Sid Saad said...

Nice

Mr perfect said...

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