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    Your favourite backgrounds

    Show us your favourite computer screen backgrounds / wallpapers, of course only the ones you have shot yourself.
    All informations about choices, what works and what not, about used gear, circumstances etc. are welcome.
    Let me start with this one that I like a lot, small new tomatoes. Energy of life naturally canned.
    It's a bit messy for a background, but the color palette makes me instantly happy, and thus it's the perfect background showing up when I boot the beast.
    I have used it a lot in periods when I have been in the well known new green tomato mood

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    I change mine every few days. I keep the background color a dark grey, similar to this forum, and use a photo that I've been working on, or recently shot. The size is about what you see here. It helps me if I look at something for a day or two to get a sense about. This one's been up for the last couple of days.

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    I used to use this one: the grey edges were good for placing desktop icons.

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    LOL - I never use background pictures for my desktop. However, today on my first day back at work after the Carmel workshop I wanted to prolong the beauty of the California coastline so I put this shot on my computer at work.

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    shall we dance

    this isn't the best image to have as a background, but i keep it up nonetheless. there's something about it that always makes me smile...

    (on a side note, one of the biggest compliments i ever had was when i went home and found my brother had downloaded one of my flickr pics and had used it as the background for his iPhone )

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    Mine change regularly, but at the moment, this is up and running. This is St Eustache Cathedral in Paris, taken with an Epson R-D1.

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    Cheers,
    Last edited by simonclivehughes; 15th February 2009 at 10:03.

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds



    4x5 Provia @ Joshua Tree National Park.

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    Quote Originally Posted by DougDolde View Post
    4x5 Provia @ Joshua Tree National Park.
    ooh, Doug, nice! which campground? (i'm so going through Josh withdrawal (and lucky you with Stoney Point so close)!

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    Turn off at Intersection Rock. Park in the lot. Go around to the back (notrhwest) side ot The Old Woman.

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    Mine is plain middle grey.
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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    Quote Originally Posted by DougDolde View Post
    Turn off at Intersection Rock. Park in the lot. Go around to the back (notrhwest) side ot The Old Woman.
    thanks! i knew it looked familiar.... sigh.

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    I never use backgrounds they waste memory and are not condusive to good color. My IMac is set to Graphite (very little color and the 18% gray desk top.)

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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    A cropped or resized image measuring 1680x1050 pixels needs not swallow more than something like 3-500 Kb memory which shouldn't be all that much of a problem.
    I often use actual pixel crops and usually put the main subject into the right side of the screen and leave the left side free for the desktop icons. Dark backgrounds work well in the left side of the screen.



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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    My current wallpaper, makes me wish I were still in tahiti


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    Re: Your favourite backgrounds

    I didn't take it myself (I wish!), but my permanent favorite computer background photo is a NASA composite image of the earth at night:

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ima...s_dmsp_big.jpg

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