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December 2016 Wallpaper

December Wallpaper

I was quickly running behind on getting this month’s wallpaper out when Mother Nature decided to send some inspiration.  Our first snowfall of the season greeted us this morning and I ventured out into the yard to find something of interest.  Grass stalks and gently falling snow are a solid combination.

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: Fujifilm X-T1, XF50-140mm f/2.8 @ 84mm, 1/640 at f/2.8, ISO 400. Processed with Lightroom CC, Provia profile, minor exposure tweaks.  I chose a higher shutter speed to try to (if you’ll pardon the pun) freeze the snowflakes.  Some other candidates featuring the river had lower shutter speeds and “streaks of snow” which weren’t as visually satisfying to me.

November 2015 Wallpaper

November 2015 Wallpaper

Autumn always reminds me that one constant in this world is change.  This is the last year I will have the opportunity to take this particular photograph in our backyard, but we’re excited by what the future holds.  Seasons change and there’s always something interesting over the horizon.

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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 Mk2, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L at 120mm, 1/125 at f/3.2, ISO 160. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015: highlights -36, whites +19, medium contrast curve).  I used the Adobe Standard profile which seems to favor reds a bit.

October 2015 Wallpaper

October 2015 Wallpaper

Here comes autumn…   This photograph was taken a few years ago during a photowalk at Danforth Brook in Hudson (a tributary of the Assabet River).

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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 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L at 200mm, 1/60 at f/4.0, ISO 640. Processed with Lightroom CC 2015: minor exposure tweaks except whites +30, clarity +20, vibrance +9, medium contrast curve with the Camera Neutral profile).

February 2015 Wallpaper

February 2015 Wallpaper

As probably most of you reading this know, we’ve had a lot snow in the past couple of weeks. This morning we were digging out from the latest foot of snow to fall (with two more storms in the queue for the coming weeks). On the bright side, the snow created this month’s image.

Betsy noticed this scene, so she gets equal credit — I was still inside when the light started to fall on the backyard with the long shadows from the neighbor’s trees.

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: Fuji X-T1, XF 18-55mm LM OIS @ 46mm, 1/180, f/7.1, ISO 200. Handheld. Processed in Lightroom 5 – lots of tweaks to the contrast and colors — this was a very narrow contrast scene so there was a lot to play with.  (For those of you that must know… exposure -1/3, shadows -19, blacks -43, clarity +11, vibrance +11, medium contrast tone curve, no adjustments, HSL sat/lum Orange +25, Yellow +10, sharpening 62, masking 56, Provia profile)

Happy New Year! January 2015 Wallpaper

January 2015 Wallpaper

Just in case anyone was under the impression that I had a New Year’s Resolution to get these images out on time in 2015…

Last week we had a burst of cold weather that reminded me of a similar frigid January morning in 2009.  The rising sun stirring the river into steam wherever the rays touch the surface creating a magical few minutes that reinforces the old photographer’s adage: bad weather makes for great photographs.

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.  Processed in Lightroom 5.  Minor contrast adjustments.