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April 2018 Wallpaper

Well Spring is almost here in Central Massachusetts…  The ice is melting and the rivers and streams are flowing.   It’s a nice time to travel around the backroads and find those hidden treasures nestled in the landscape before they are obscured by the foliage.

This abstract image of the Assabet River was taken in 2010.

Here are your wallpaper options:

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 5DMk2, EF70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM, 1/15 at f/16, ISO 100.  Processed with Lightroom CC, Camera Neutral profile, some exposure tweaks, medium contrast curve, masked sharpening.

February 2017 Wallpaper

I was pawing through my February archives and ran across a series of abstracts of the Assabet River that I shot in 2012.  I don’t normally do abstracts as part of the wallpaper series, but strangely enough I did one last February.  Although shot two years apart the mystery and lightness of these images obviously keeps getting my attention.  I hope they look good on your screens – it really comes to life when it is displayed on a big surface.

Looking forward to Spring…

Here are your wallpaper options:

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 Mark II, EF 24-70mm f/2.8 @35mm, 13 sec at f/14, ISO 100.   Processed in Lightroom CC. Surprisingly few adjustments – just some basic exposure tweaks to compress in the highlights and bring out the shadow areas (below the surface): Canon Camera Neutral profile; EV -0.1; highlights -37; shadows +64; blacks -44; clarity +9; vibrance +15.

River Abstract 3

There’s something about how the shape of the ice seems to radiate out — even though the water is moving right to left — that makes this just interesting enough to share with you all.

Technical: Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200mm f/2.8L at 150mm, 3-stop ND filter + polarizer,  1/5 second, f/16, ISO 100.
Lightroom 3: Recovery 20, Fill 25, Blacks 20, Clarity +30, Vibrance +43 (brings out the blue in the ice).

Duck Hieroglyphics

Finally had a chance to strap on some snowshoes and head out to the river… I’m not sure that the term “hieroglyphics” is really appropriate but the ducks tracks reminded me of those sci-fi glowing letters you see in movies and shows like Stargate SG-1.

Technical: Canon 5D Mark 2, 70-200mm f/2.8L, 0.4sec, f/16, ISO 100, 3-stop ND filter + polarizer.  Might as well cop to an error as well — I had accidentally left the image stabilizer on which definitely impacted the sharpness of the longer exposures.

Lightroom 3: minor exposure tweaks, blacks around 15, clarity 20, and converted to black&white (it was pretty monochromatic to start with)

And a couple more variations…