Tag Archives: New Hampshire

May 2017 Wallpaper

We’re starting to see signs of Spring pop up here and there.  With luck, by the end of the month, we’ll see scenes more like this.  This was taken at Chinquapin Hill Farm in Pittsfield, NH in late May 2007. (In addition to beautiful horses and dogs, Karen has some spectacular flower beds on the farm.)  If it is a little dreary today, I hope this brightens things up a bit.

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 1D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 at 70mm, 1/60 sec at f/6.3, ISO 200.   Processed in Lightroom CC.  Camera Neutral profile. Minor contrast tweaks; medium contrast curve.  Vibrance +26; Clarity: +30; masked sharpening +40.

August 2013 Wallpaper

August 2013 Wallpaper

This month’s image was taken a couple of days ago.   We were finishing dinner at the Snowvillage Inn (in Eaton, NH) and the next table over had a window view of what is normally Mount Washington and the surrounding mountains.  For this evening they were enshrouded in storm clouds and we heard some exclamations about the lightning.   So I finished up dinner and grabbed my camera and we ended up with a few good shots as the distant storm ambled by (we probably missed the really good stuff, but I was enjoying a fantastic tuna steak, so frankly I don’t really care…)

(And say hello to Jen and Kevin if you visit the Inn – they truly have a spectacular view and well worth a stay if you are in the area…)

If you like the above image you can download it to your computer and use it as your desktop or tablet wallpaper. A few of the common screen sizes are available:

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

Download the 1280×1024 version here.

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

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

Technical details: Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm f/2.8. 24mm, 8 seconds at f/3.2 at ISO 640.   Capture assisted by a CamRanger, which made the entire process quite civilized (perhaps a story for another day).   Small exposure tweaks in Lightroom 5 (-8 highlights, +0.2EV, +24 black, +63 clarity)

February 2013 Wallpaper

35 years ago we endured the Blizzard of ’78.  One day after that storm our daughter was born.  We kinda remember that storm.

For all those enduring 2013’s blizzard, here’s a calmer winter scene from Effingham, New Hampshire.

If you like the above image you can download it to your computer and use it as your desktop or tablet wallpaper. A few of the common screen sizes are available:

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

Download the 1280×1024 version here.

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

August 2011 Wallpaper

As you probably know most of the wallpapers come from my archives, although from time to time I do try to create something new for the upcoming month.  I had that in mind for a late July camping trip we made up near the Canadian border in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire.   I had several candidates in mind but this one sorta edged the others out…

In this particular case, the photograph was made on August 1st (well perhaps a few minutes before).   Unfortunately (?) I was well out of range of the internet so you had to wait until August 2nd to see it…  August’s image is the Milky Way setting over Lake Francis in northern New Hampshire.

If you like the above image you can download it to your computer and use it as your desktop or tablet wallpaper. A few of the common screen sizes are available:

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

Download the 1280×1024 version here.

Download the 1680×1050 version here.

Technical stuff:

Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm f/2.8L at 16mm, 25 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 1600.
Processed with Lightroom 3, WB 3300K, +1.5 stops, clarity +30, vib -20, lens profile corr, luminance and noise filters.

Icicles

A couple of years ago we took a trip down a part of the Kangamangus Highway in New Hampshire looking for interesting winter scenes.  While we don’t have the terrain of that countryside here in Massachusetts we pretty much have the same snowfall this year — and we’re about to get hammered again.    We have icicles though, but they tend to be hanging off of houses rather than gorges.  I recalled this scene while driving by those houses.

These are fairly impressionistic images, more heavily processed in Lightroom than I normally do – but I wanted to bring out the cold feeling of the blue in the ice and waterfall pool.

Technical: Canon 1D Mark 2, 24-70mm f/2.8L at 32mm, 1/50 at f/8, ISO 200.
Lightroom 3: Lens profile correction (flattens it out nicely), fill 40, blacks 19, clarity +100 (yes, over the top), vibrance +20, aqua and blue saturation +100.  (Reference the “before” image below.)