Category Archives: Photography

August 2016 Wallpaper

August 2016 Wallpaper

We’re in the middle of a pretty severe drought here in Massachusetts (and central MA is ground zero) so most of the plants in the area are struggling and I’m hard-pressed to find a new photograph for this year.  August is also when we take our annual kayaking trip somewhere far away from there, so I thought I’d go with a photograph from August of last year at Lobster Lake in Maine.  (For 2016 we’re returning to a remote site on Aziscohos Lake and hoping for good weather and maybe an aurora to compliment the waning moon!)

This particular image was difficult to crop into the 3 different versions below – there are major differences between them, so I hope you enjoy the one you use!  I’m actually very fond of a black & white version of this photograph, but decided it might not be what people are looking for on their computer screens…

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Anyways, here they are:

Download the 1024×768 version here. (Great for your iPad)

Download the 1280×800 version here.

Download the 1366×768 version here.

Download the 1920×1080 version here. (HDTV widescreen)

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

Download the 2448×1836 version here. (iPads with Retina Screens)

Technical: Fujifilm X-T1, XF 55-200 f/3.5 at 200mm, 1/1600 at f/7.1, ISO 400; probably on a tripod (I don’t think we were on the water yet when I took this). Processed with Lightroom CC: just some simple contrast tweaks – the scene did most of the heavy lifting (as it should be).

July 2016 Wallpaper

July 2016 Wallpaper

A photograph from July 2008 when I spent many a warm evening photographing osprey at the Assabet headwaters in Westborough.  This photo has something both subtle and amazing every time I see it: the water lily is literally indented into the water with surface tension inconceivably not broken.  Considering this is in the middle of a large body of water is a bit of a testament to how still it must have been that evening in July…

Download the 1024×768 version here. (Great for your iPad)

Download the 1280×800 version here.

Download the 1366×768 version here.

Download the 1920×1080 version here. (HDTV widescreen)

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

Download the 2448×1836 version here. (iPads with Retina Screens)

Technical: Canon 1D Mark II, 500mm f/4L IS, 1/1600 second at f/7.1, ISO 400. Handheld from kayak. Processed with Lightroom CC.  Minor exposure tweaks: Ev-0.8, whites +28; linear contrast curve with slight tweak to the “darks” part of the curve, masked sharpening.

Canon 500mm f/4L Lens for Sale

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Yes, it’s time to part with a faithful companion.  Purchased in 2003 this lens has a lot of miles on it, but is in excellent (but not pristine, other than optics) shape.   Includes carrying case (with keys), lens hood, lens cap (slightly modified from the original), Wimberley long lens plate.

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Questions?  Interested?  Contact me at dave@confluencevisuals.com

May 2016 Wallpaper

May 2016 Wallpaper

I had a beautiful serene waterfall scene from Frost Mountain all ready to go and stumbled upon this osprey image in a nearby folder and decided to go with it instead.  Taken in May 2009 at Damariscotta, Maine during the annual Alewife run.  Hope you like it!  (I’ll do Frost Mountain next May…)

Download the 1024×768 version here. (Great for your iPad)

Download the 1280×800 version here.

Download the 1366×768 version here.

Download the 1920×1080 version here. (HDTV widescreen)

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

Download the 2448×1836 version here. (iPads with Retina Screens)

April 2016 Wallpaper

April 2016 WallpaperBetter late than never? We’re having a really odd Spring here in New England this year. Started off warm and we’re going through a bit of a cold snap that might be damaging the early buds and plants. Autumn is most associated with colorful foliage, but the subtle colors of Spring are pretty remarkable as well if you catch them in the right light.

Take at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in 2010.

Download the 1024×768 version here. (Great for your iPad)

Download the 1280×800 version here.

Download the 1366×768 version here.

Download the 1920×1080 version here. (HDTV widescreen)

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

Download the 2448×1836 version here. (iPads with Retina Screens)

Technical: Canon 5D Mk II, EF 70-200 f/2.8 L at 200mm, 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 640. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015, mostly contrast enhancements and a *tiny* bit of orange saturation bump.  Masked sharpening.