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Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« on: August 29, 2011, 11:06:34 PM »

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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 11:41:10 PM »
It looks very much like the wheat fields around Spokane in the spring.  We have lots of bright green wheat and rolling hills that are everywhere.  I may try photographing some next spring.  Right now, they are all golden, or as much of the wheat has been harvested, just stubble.

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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 11:33:13 AM »
Just proves my point: When you take your landscape photos is a lot more important than where.
In landscape photography, when you shoot is more important than where.

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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 12:56:46 PM »
aznstuart,
Coincidentally, I've been there where they make them wallpapers  ;D! Don't mind the language there!
http://litoukroejsi2011.blogspot.com/2011/06/vikendasko-slikanje.html

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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 11:42:19 PM »
Many of the microsoft wallpaper images, including some on Windows 7 were taken by a Microsoft Employee, Mike Swanson with a lowly Canon Digital Rebel XT.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mswanson/archive/2005/11/10/wallpaper.aspx

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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 10:35:06 AM »
Many of the microsoft wallpaper images, including some on Windows 7 were taken by a Microsoft Employee, Mike Swanson with a lowly Canon Digital Rebel XT.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mswanson/archive/2005/11/10/wallpaper.aspx

What a nice read !! Thanks for the link.
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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 09:07:23 PM »
Actually I have always wondered about this and in fact i have pondered on this before as i was staring at my wall paper. I actually thought it was all purely computer generated because of the technology nowadays it is very easy to do something like this landscape. Now I know that it is an actually photo of a landscape. Hands down to the photographer the picture looks so perfect! AMAZING! This is a very interesting topic! Good job!

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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017, 03:25:28 AM »
A Mamiya RZ67 Pro II... Location wise, very near where I live but it hasn't been located exactly. Some think they know it but even the photographer isn't quite sure. I met him a few years ago.

A camera like this one.


It still kicks ass as landscape camera...
I'm limping by with my current equipment... once I get that new lens with IS and blue goo... then I'll finally be able to go out and take my first decent picture...

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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2017, 08:25:40 PM »
Hi Folks.
I have always known where it came from and it was Telly Tubby land.  ;D it is one of the first things I deal with on installation, get rid of the background for a simple plain colour, then kill the paper clip then turn off the rate this screensaver crap, I don't want my tech bugging me like needy people.

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Re: Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?
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