Ever wonder where the Windows XP default wallpaper came from?

aznstuart

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http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/08/28/ever-wonder-where-the-windows-xp-default-wallpaper-came-from/?awesm=tnw.to_1AYdD

Interesting article about the windows desktop picture and its photographer.

bliss.jpg
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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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.
 

EOBeav

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Just proves my point: When you take your landscape photos is a lot more important than where.
 
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irphotorumor

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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

Cheers,
Ivan
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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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
 

K-amps

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Mt Spokane Photography said:
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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rill

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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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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...
 

Valvebounce

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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.

Cheers, Graham.