wallpaper

Various graphics of my own creation, at sizes suitable for desktop wallpaper. Other stuff you may find interesting:

The following are hereby released under any of the following licenses, at your discretion:

These licenses do not all require attribution, but nevertheless it would be nice. Share and enjoy.

A note on resolutions and aspect ratios: The following resolutions all operate at the same (4:3) aspect ratio: 1600x1200, 1400x1050, 1024x768, 800x600. If your display operates at one of these resolutions, you should be able to use wallpaper created for any of the others. 1280x1024 is the only oddball standard resolution, with a 5:4 aspect ratio. If you use a 1280x1024 wallpaper on a monitor of different resolution, it will be stretched vertically. For more information, see G. Murakami's useful page on display aspect ratios.

p.s. Sometimes I upload files to my wallpaper directory before I get a chance to update this web page. You can take a peek in the directory if you're curious.

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(Colorado) Reflection of mountains in Bierstadt Lake, and mallards, from Rocky Mountain National Park.

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(Colorado) Denuded tree on ridge, Rocky Mountain National Park. (1280x1024 version retouched to remove extra branches and clouds.)

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(Washington) Tidal pools, ocean, and sea stack on coast at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park.

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(Washington) Closer view of tidal pools in a crevasse between two sea stacks, also at Olympic National Park.

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(Washington) View of Nisqually Glacier on Mt. Rainier, Mt. Rainier National Park.

(Greece) Cloudy mists among rocks in Meteora.

(Greece) Columns from ruins near Delphi

(Manhattan) Shot of Center St., looking south from Broome St.

(Manhattan) One of the few pictures I took while I was living in New York that actually included the Twin Towers. Both this and the Center St. picture above were taken from the same location, sometime between Sept. 1998 and June 1999. The street in the lower left is Center St., and the street angling up in the lower right is Lafayette St. I believe the large building in the center of the picture once housed some kind of police headquarters for lower Manhattan; it was later converted, and currently contains luxury apartments.

(Manhattan) Rooftop water tanks near sunset. Taken from the same location as the two pictures above.

(Provincetown, MA) Flat peninsula at the tip of Cape Cod, seen from offshore.

(Seattle) Parking lot beneath I-5 overpass.

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(Washington) Two summer views of Twin Falls, Olallie State Park. The left-hand shot is taken from a vantage point high above the falls; the right-hand shot is taken from the banks of the pool at the base. Actually, each of these "shots" is a composite of two or three individual photographs whose scans I merged digitally using the GIMP. Capturing these images in a single shot would have required a panoramic lens, which my little automatic point-and-shoot doesn't have.

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(Washington) Summer view of flowers on coast at Larrabee State Park.

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(Washington) Rocks and ocean on coast at Larrabee State Park.