Desktop wallpapers #3

I guess it could be somewhat offensive to the photographers that I’m recommending their images as desktop wallpaper.  But it just means I think it’s a great photo!  If I had money and owned a house I would recommend photographs I like as “things to buy prints of and frame” but until then my computers have the only walls I’m allowed to wallpaper.   Even so, I will change the name of these posts from now on.

red maple leaves with blurry bg
"autumn leaves" by user Nossirom on sxc.hu
orange and yellow squiggly lights on dark background
"light" by user hoener on sxc.hu
starry sky over mt. rainier
"A Night at Mt. Rainier" by user Cap'n Surly on Flickr

The stars in that last image are really amazing.  I recommend other photos in “Cap’n Surly’s” stream as well. Very dramatic! There’s also some silhouettes of horses, which turn out to be a monument that I’ve never heard of despite living in Washington and visiting various points along the Columbia river.  I need to see this someday.

desktop wallpapers #1

i’m always really excited when it’s time to pick a new desktop wallpaper. so i figured why not share in case someone else wants to enjoy? i frequently use the stock photo site sxc.hu because i like the hierarchical categories they offer for browsing. sometimes i use flickr, of course. both of these images came from stock.xchng though.

August wallpaper part 1 (when i was still into summer)

three colors of tile form a wave pattern
by user Ale_Paiva

August wallpaper part 2 (when i am eagerly anticipating fall)

golden light in ancient window alcoves
by user bitan310

note: if you sign up for a free account with stock.xchng you can get large image files that you can use in ways that don’t violate the posted restrictions. like for personal enjoyment.