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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)

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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 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.

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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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).

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.

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Technical: Canon 5D Mark II.  Processed in Lightroom 5.  Minor contrast adjustments.

December 2014 Wallpaper

December 2014 Wallpaper

A variation on a gallery print I used in an exhibit on the Assabet River. Photograph was taken in December 2007.

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Technical: Canon 7D. Processed in Lightroom 5 (variety of exposure and contrast tweaks, masked additional clarity to the rocks and frost, leaving the water alone, somewhat aggressive sharpening to emphasize the frost crystals).

January 2013 Wallpaper

January 2013 marks my 4th anniversary of my monthly wallpapers.   I hope you continue to enjoy the little slices of nature I dig up each month and wish everyone a Happy New Year.

The recent snow we’ve had here at the turn of the year inspired me to find a slightly more picturesque January — this image was taken in January 2008.  It is the Assabet River as it transitions from Acton to Concord (there’s a town line somewhere in there, I think…)

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: Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 70mm.  1/13s at f/11, ISO 200.  Filtering unrecorded.   Processed with Lightroom 4.   There was a lot of tonal compression applied here — too many tweaks to detail.  The two most important were a selective mask of the river where I lowered the exposure by 1/3 stop and added clarity — effectively reproducing what a polarizer would do.  The second biggest push was to move the highlights down to recover some detail in the snowbank.  (I actually had the image ready to go without that and upon a third look decided something needed to be done there!)