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|Posted by: MDF3530 06-Jul-2004, 07:10 PM|
|Posted by: WizardofOwls 06-Jul-2004, 07:43 PM|
|Posted by: Madadh 07-Jul-2004, 03:46 AM|
| Here is mine.
|Posted by: celtica 07-Jul-2004, 05:36 AM|
| All these pictures are beautiful ! Here is mine :
|Posted by: Aaediwen 07-Jul-2004, 06:29 AM|
| Whitemagic from www.digitalblasphemy.com on my X desktop. I forget which one I'm using at work and on my home XP desktop right off, but both atr digitalblasphemy prints.
I think it's Friends of the night at work. At various times I've also used Rite of Spring, and Spellcraft. During my NightHawk training, I was using a nice pic of Schloss Neuschwanstein. I've found some better ones in some old slides and negatives that my dad took. Milling over doing a collage of Ludwig's Castles to use as desktop wallpaper. Except I'd like to do them all of pics my dad has taken, and it's hard to find a good one of all of them for some odd reason :/ We spent three years there, and that was dad's second time... You'd think there'd be plenty of appropriate pics...
|Posted by: TheCarolinaScotsman 09-Jul-2004, 10:27 PM|
|Here's a link to mine. http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/uswallpaper/imagepages/wallacemonument-1024.html|
|Posted by: Camchak 10-Jul-2004, 08:37 AM|
|The one I use this week!|
|Posted by: greenldydragon 10-Jul-2004, 11:19 AM|
| This week? Do you change it every week?
Ok, mine won't load, because it is too big..grr..
that is the webpage I got it off of.
|Posted by: Camchak 10-Jul-2004, 11:41 AM|
Yes, I change every week, and yours is really cool!
|Posted by: MDF3530 10-Jul-2004, 11:57 AM|
|I change mine when I get bored of it.|
|Posted by: greenldydragon 10-Jul-2004, 12:00 PM|
|Same here MDF3530!|
|Posted by: greenldydragon 10-Jul-2004, 12:17 PM|
| Figures, I just changed mine.
Here's the new one!
|Posted by: greenldydragon 10-Jul-2004, 12:28 PM|
| Okay, I may change it again as I browse some more, but I'm gettin tired of the fantasy theme, so I changed it again. To this:
|Posted by: Herrerano 10-Jul-2004, 02:17 PM|
| Gee, here is the one on mine.
|Posted by: emerald-eyedwanderer 10-Jul-2004, 02:22 PM|
|I go between the picture of my avatar or the words of whatever song is my favorite or one I can relate to at the time. If I do change I like to go to webshots.com. That is where I found my avatar, under Eye for Art.|
|Posted by: greenldydragon 10-Jul-2004, 04:09 PM|
|Nice, I like webshots.com as well. Well, you can tell that by where I got my desktops from. Herrerano, that is an interesting desktop you have!|
|Posted by: Camchak 10-Jul-2004, 04:36 PM|
That one looks like someone flipped a cig out the window of a car going 70 MPH.......
|Posted by: Eilidh 19-Jul-2004, 12:32 PM|
Everyone has such cool pics on their desktops. I had to have one from TheCarolinaScotsman's link...they are great.
|Posted by: Aaediwen 19-Jul-2004, 05:25 PM|
|Some amazing images here Reminding me how I wish I had space on my desk for dual-head (multiple monitors) And run one wallpaper across both of them! I keep thinking to change from WhiteMagic on this machine, but I have my WindowMaker theme set to match it so well... And I keep working on a mosaic of Ludwig II's Castles to use at work. Haven't gotten anything I'm happy with yet. Maybe I should save this config and try something else anyway... Maybe even a new Window Manager...|
|Posted by: dfilpus 20-Jul-2004, 11:21 AM|
| My desktop is constantly changing. I have set the Desktop to Random Picture from a folder of decent or interesting pictures I have encountered on the web over the years. There are currently 173 pictures in the folder.
Many came from a service known as Perfect Vision. As far as I know, they are no longer in business, but their pictures still float around on the net. The names are pv*.gif or pv*.jpg
I also get pictures submitted from other paddlers on my favorite canoeing sites and use my own digital photography.
|Posted by: stevenpd 20-Jul-2004, 01:00 PM|
|Here's my current. I like to change them around occaisionally.|
|Posted by: maisky 21-Jul-2004, 08:33 AM|
| I change my desktop frequently. This got me in trouble only once, when (well into my cups) I put up a picture of a partially unclothed "person" and left it up. My owner was NOT amused.
This is my current background, a picture of the Sweetwater Gap in the Wind River mountains in Wyoming:
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:10 PM|
Simply stunning background!
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:13 PM|
Have you ever thought about living under water and what kind of life it would be?
Do you dive?
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:16 PM|
I wonder what he was thinking?
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:18 PM|
Now that is an American Piper!
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:19 PM|
Oh to be sailng again!
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:22 PM|
Ever been there?
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:24 PM|
Where did you find it?
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:26 PM|
Love the graphic and the site!
|Posted by: stevenpd 21-Jul-2004, 01:29 PM|
What is it?
|Posted by: Aragorn 21-Jul-2004, 04:52 PM|
|Hey I would like to add mine but I can not figure out how to set it up the way everyone else has theirs. I tried to post one but it showed up on the post which takes too much bandwidth.|
|Posted by: MacEoghainn 21-Jul-2004, 05:25 PM|
|Posted by: dfilpus 23-Jul-2004, 10:01 AM|
Try File Attachments just above the Add Entry button.
|Posted by: VetteGal 23-Jul-2004, 10:39 AM|
|Here is mine|
|Posted by: A Shrule Egan 24-Jul-2004, 09:43 AM|
|I usually use a picture I took of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. of Boldt Castle but I came across this pic last week and have changed to this. It's a 12 arch stone railroad bridge in Co. Cork, Ireland.|
|Posted by: Blue_Rogue 27-Jul-2004, 10:36 AM|
| I change mine ever so often, when I'm bord with the one I have.
Right now I'm running Aston window shell with this theme called CeltDesk
|Posted by: CelticRose 06-Aug-2004, 11:21 PM|
|I would add mine for all you to see but mine is of a pic of actor Jason Patric from the movie, The Alamo. Didn't think you all would be interested in seeing the pic, so just thought I would tell ya!|
|Posted by: Avonlea22 07-Aug-2004, 08:04 AM|
I Like that one! I just changed mine to it.
|Posted by: MDF3530 07-Aug-2004, 04:17 PM|
|Here's a desktop that you fans of "The Matrix" trilogy would love...|
|Posted by: CelticRose 07-Aug-2004, 04:23 PM|
|Oh wow! Really cool, Mike!|
|Posted by: MDF3530 09-Dec-2004, 06:25 PM|
|Here's the one on my new computer...|
|Posted by: bigjimhainey 09-Dec-2004, 10:31 PM|
|I use webshots to cycle mine through every 15 minutes. lot of fantasy , 3d, island shots, castles, and some not suitable for minors. so i cant actually post what mine look like . but i may incorporate some of these here into my folder.|
|Posted by: Madadh 10-Dec-2004, 04:49 AM|
| I have a Linux box and run a program called gkrellm. It has a plug in that cycles background pictures every 10 minutes. This way when anyone here has a great picture I can just download it and add it to the rotation.
So at this time I must thank all of the family for their pictures, they make my work background most enjoyable and lovely.
|Posted by: A Shrule Egan 11-Dec-2004, 11:14 AM|
|This is a picture I took when I was in Meredith, New Hampshire. This is my current desktop.|
|Posted by: CelticRose 11-Dec-2004, 01:22 PM|
| Nice picture Mike! Like the different colors! Here is mine. Bet you can guess where this is. I took this photo in October this year while visiting there.
|Posted by: Şen Ğragon 18-Dec-2004, 01:54 PM|
| here's mine
|Posted by: WizardofOwls 18-Dec-2004, 09:22 PM|
|Okay, pen Dragon, I just have to know... What does the symbol represent? Inquiring minds want to know!|
|Posted by: Rindy1202 18-Dec-2004, 09:34 PM|
|I also use Webshots, right now I have a Christmas Theme, I usually have LOTR on. I also don't know how to put it on the page when it is saved in Webshots. Anyhow lots of really nice stuff out there.|
|Posted by: celtica 19-Dec-2004, 07:31 AM|
| This is my current picture, maybe I need some heat !
|Posted by: Şen Ğragon 19-Dec-2004, 07:34 AM|
It's the symbol of a game: half life, the mother of CS and others.
Its like a myth of a game
|Posted by: Monarch's Own 19-Dec-2004, 10:50 AM|
| right now I got a picture of my husband on my desktop.
He was about 10 years younger but hasn't changed much. it was his enlistment photo of the Army.
i could post it if I would know how to upload it here. Tried it before but didn't work.
|Posted by: greenldydragon 19-Dec-2004, 11:56 AM|
| I just realized I had changed mine since I last posted here! So let's see if this will show up:
|Posted by: MDF3530 19-Dec-2004, 12:03 PM|
|Posted by: greenldydragon 19-Dec-2004, 12:05 PM|
|I can't believe I put up the wrong picture!! Guess I need to look at my actual desktop more! That was my last one, here is the new one:|
|Posted by: Rindy1202 19-Dec-2004, 03:20 PM|
Those pictures are so cute! I love wolves any ways.
|Posted by: Rindy1202 19-Dec-2004, 04:05 PM|
|I have a question?? How do you put the astrics over the word like Slainte it always puts a space. Guess I am just plain stupid...|
|Posted by: MDF3530 19-Dec-2004, 05:17 PM|
| Here's the pic I'm gonna put on my desktop after the holidays...
It's from a postcard of the Vatican my parents sent me once...
|Posted by: dragonboy3611 19-Dec-2004, 05:29 PM|
| I am proud of mine!
I reccomend this site for desktop backgrounds, there just amazing!
|Posted by: maisky 19-Dec-2004, 06:49 PM|
|I have a picture of my favorite girl as my desktop at the moment. like Annabelle's hair, it is subject to change without notice.|
|Posted by: Rindy1202 19-Dec-2004, 07:16 PM|
MDF3530,That is beautiful of the Vatican. I have a girlfriend that got to go for Easter and was very close to the Pope. She said the emotion was something else.
|Posted by: Rindy1202 19-Dec-2004, 07:17 PM|
| dragonboy, that site does look really neat I haven't had a chance to really look it over. Does it cost like Webshots does?
Have a good one.
|Posted by: Rindy1202 19-Dec-2004, 07:19 PM|
maisky, there is that beautiful dog once again. She is so pretty and very popular I am sure.
|Posted by: dragonboy3611 20-Dec-2004, 08:42 AM|
No cost if you just go to the backgrounds and click them, than paste them as your desktop background!
|Posted by: Avonlea22 20-Dec-2004, 05:06 PM|
| Here is mine:
It's from the BBC series Coupling.
|Posted by: MDF3530 21-Dec-2004, 03:42 PM|
|Here's the latest one I have on my desktop. It's a Monet, but I don't have the name of it...|
|Posted by: MDF3530 31-Dec-2004, 07:23 PM|
| Here's the one I have now...
I think I've posted this one before...
|Posted by: Rindy1202 31-Dec-2004, 08:35 PM|
|That is really pretty MDF3530 I can get lost into it. Mine has New Years stuff. I subscribe to Webshots. They have some nice pics.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 31-Dec-2004, 09:52 PM|
|I just download 'em from wherever. This one, I just Googled "Coral Reef Pictures" in Images on Google.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 04-Jan-2005, 10:41 PM|
| Here's my new one.
It's of the lighthouse on the Diamond Head side of Oahu. I just found it on Yahoo.
P.S. I put it as a URL because it's too big to add as an attachment and when I tried "Image" it just said "user posted image".
|Posted by: MDF3530 07-Jan-2005, 08:10 PM|
| OK, here's the pic again.
I downloaded on my parents' computer and resized it to 800x600 (I'm assuming most of you have a standard size monitor)...
|Posted by: MDF3530 21-Jan-2005, 04:53 PM|
| Here's the latest one...
It's a lot darker than the ones I normally use, but it is very cool looking, especially on a flat screen monitor ...
|Posted by: MDF3530 28-Jan-2005, 03:39 PM|
|A return to landscapes for now ...|
|Posted by: Haldur 06-Feb-2005, 06:45 PM|
| Wow, these are all some really great desktops! I too change mine about every week or so, depending on what mood I'm in or what view I want to partake in from my mighty computer throne! You'd think I'd have a crown by now. Anyway...
I love surfing around looking for some captivating images, be it ones of Ireland, Scotland, underwater life, or if I'm feeling zany maybe one of a funny pic or a cartoon character! Anyway, here's one I'm currently using of the Welsh countryside.
|Posted by: Lil 17-Feb-2005, 12:51 AM|
| This is the one we have up right now, we trade around since there is only one comp and 5 of us, lol, even the youngest gets his turn.
|Posted by: MDF3530 25-Feb-2005, 04:57 PM|
|Here's the one I'm using currently. It is the interior of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.|
|Posted by: Moon Child 26-Feb-2005, 03:22 AM|
|Here is what I have on my desktop at work!!|
|Posted by: Moon Child 26-Feb-2005, 04:26 AM|
|Sorry! I did that wrong!!! I can't get it right now but I'll try later!!|
|Posted by: MDF3530 01-Mar-2005, 04:30 PM|
| Here's the latest one.
I have always been a fan of "Peanuts".
|Posted by: Aaediwen 01-Mar-2005, 06:35 PM|
| "It was a dark and stormy night... Suddenly, a shot rang out"
The only writer in the world for whom the above line is a good way to start off a story. Even if it never completely worked for him. Even the time or two he got a completed manuscript, he didn't manage to get a publishing deal. What a shame. Snoopy rules! How many beagles you know who can be:
A WWI ace (good enough to best the Red Baron)
shortstop (for the worst baseball team on the planet)
What else now? I know I'm missing about 90% of his professions. Think he's done figure skating and hockey too hasn't he?
|Posted by: MDF3530 01-Mar-2005, 07:59 PM|
| A couple of other ones I just thought of:
Joe Cool, the beat poet
Bird Scout leader
|Posted by: MDF3530 09-Mar-2005, 07:21 PM|
|Here's the latest one. It's very "Matrix"-esque ...|
|Posted by: MDF3530 21-May-2005, 01:03 AM|
| It's been awhile since I've posted in this thread.
Here is another one of Eilean Donan (aka the castle in the movie "Highlander") ...
|Posted by: Monarchs Own 21-May-2005, 05:10 PM|
|Right now a pic of the movie Phantom of the Opera (Gerard Butler) composing at his pipe-organ.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 21-May-2005, 09:50 PM|
|Here's a good pic I found on the Internet of a sunset in Bali|
|Posted by: MDF3530 26-May-2005, 10:01 PM|
| I added some paintings to the "Desktop Enhancements" section of the Downloads area.
If you don't want to go there, I'll post them here...
"Toulouse Lautrec at the Moulin Rouge"
|Posted by: MDF3530 26-May-2005, 10:03 PM|
|"The Scream" by Edvard Munch (BTW, this is the only work of his I like) ...|
|Posted by: MDF3530 26-May-2005, 10:04 PM|
|"Lady in the Garden" by Monet...|
|Posted by: MDF3530 26-May-2005, 10:05 PM|
| "Lillies" by Monet...
(I'd have to say Monet is my favorite painter)
|Posted by: emerald-eyedwanderer 27-May-2005, 03:15 PM|
| Right now I have a background from one of my favorite artist, Linda Bergkvist.
You can find more of her art http://www.furiae.com/.
|Posted by: CelticRose 28-May-2005, 07:56 PM|
Oh this is my absolute favorite Scottish castle! I think I am going to make this pic my new desk top now. Thanks Mike!
I love Monet too, but my favorite artists are the pre-raphaelites which is where I get my avatar from.
Here is what I have now. I took this photo back during Christmas while I was showing my sister from out of state our desert.
|Posted by: MDF3530 28-May-2005, 08:12 PM|
| I'm guessing you took that with a digital camera.
I can even see the razor wire, and I wasn't even looking for it !
Very nice !
|Posted by: CelticRose 28-May-2005, 08:42 PM|
|Yep, took it with the digital. Actually, that is my sister-in-laws property; thus, the razor wire to divide the land boundaries!|
|Posted by: LilysApple 28-May-2005, 08:55 PM|
| Here's mine.
It's called The standing Stones of Stennes in Scotland.
The circle originally had a diameter of 31.7m (104 ft) and a total of 12 stones. Now only four unusually shaped stones remain; the tallest is about 5 m (16 ft) high, but not far away at the southern edge of the Bridge of Brodgar, is an even taller stone of 5.6m (18.5 ft) high and known as the Watch Stone. This may have been part of a line of standing stones linking the Stones of Stenness with the nearby Ring of Brodgar.
The site dates back to about 2970 BC, but the ditch and outer bank are now almost disappeared; the three stones of the cove were reconstructed on 1906. Actually, the cove has been 'restored' using some fallen stones to form what was then mistakenly thought to have been their original formation.
According to Dr.Robert Henry, an 18th century antiquary, the site was once known as the Temple of the Moon, and the Ring of Brodgar as the Temple of the Sun. There are stories of couples going first to the Temple of the Moon, where the woman fell down on her knees and prayed for strength, and then going to the Temple of the Sun where the man did the same. Each New Year's Day, the local people met at Stenness church and danced and feasted for several days.
|Posted by: CelticRose 28-May-2005, 10:57 PM|
|Aw, yes Lily! I have that one too! It is a beautiful site isn't it? I have used that as an avatar before.|
|Posted by: LilysApple 01-Jun-2005, 08:14 PM|
Yes it came from a site called Stone Pages. I subscribe to there newsletter. It gives you updates on new discoveries as well as existing stone circles, dolmens, ancient standing stones, cairns, barrows, hillforts and archaeological finds and of there preservation. It's one of my favorite newsletters. I'll attempt to put a link below. Excellent HI-DEF photos great to save in a folder and use the "My Folder Screensaver".
|Posted by: LilysApple 02-Jun-2005, 12:44 PM|
|Posted by: MDF3530 02-Jun-2005, 01:00 PM|
| Some of those are really pretty, especially the one of Yosemite National Park in the winter!
I usually just get my wallpapers from Google Image Search.
|Posted by: MDF3530 02-Jun-2005, 02:19 PM|
|Here's what I just set as my desktop wallpaper. I posted it in another thread, but this is just too pretty !|
|Posted by: CelticRose 03-Jun-2005, 11:01 PM|
| Lily, thank you so much for that stone circle site! I put it in my favorites as I love those.
I usually use the photos I have taken as my desk top or some hunky celebrity I really like.
|Posted by: Monarchs Own 04-Jun-2005, 04:26 PM|
|Actually I have right now a nice desktop background with Gerard Butler as Attila. And I created several screensavers with him for my computer. One with Phantom pics and music and others with promo pics with other music.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 08-Jun-2005, 10:57 PM|
| Here's what I have right now. It's of the clubhouse of St. Andrew's, where the Open Championship (correct name for the British Open) will be played this year.
BTW, I just counted up all the pictures I have set aside for wallpaper. 81 pics ! Most of them I just downloaded using Google or Yahoo!.
|Posted by: MDF3530 09-Jun-2005, 04:54 PM|
|Here's one I just created. It's of my two favorite female rockers-Shirley Manson of Garbage and Amy Lee of Evanescence.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 12-Jun-2005, 10:27 PM|
| Here's a very pretty one of the Eiffel Tower I got off the Internet. I just set it as my desktop.
As you can tell by most of the pictures I've uploaded here, I love landscapes and cityscapes .
|Posted by: CelticRose 12-Jun-2005, 10:56 PM|
Hey! Mike! That is a great photo of Amy Lee. I love Evanescence! I hope they come out with a new CD soon. Like Shirley Manson too. Isn't Garbage from Scotland..........or did I have a dream?
Here is my current wallpaper now from my trip to Oregon. Just when I was taking the photo, my nephew jumped up there on the rock as he was taking photos too, but he got in MY sunset shot!
|Posted by: CelticRose 12-Jun-2005, 11:04 PM|
Ooh! Really cool, Mike! I love it!
I should have reduced my desktop before I loaded it on here but trying to multi-task.
|Posted by: MDF3530 12-Jun-2005, 11:20 PM|
| I reduce the pictures I download to 800x537.
I keep the toolbar on my computer anchored in place, so those proportions are just right.
BTW, Rose, you can always crop your nephew out ...
|Posted by: CelticRose 13-Jun-2005, 11:26 PM|
| Hi Mike! yeah, I need to get my desk top to my Adobe PS and crop him out but just haven't had time. However, a friend of mine did it for me today and I am pleased as punch!
|Posted by: A Shrule Egan 14-Jun-2005, 05:24 PM|
|Here's a picture I took of Hector Falls, just north of Watkins Glen, N.Y. Looks great as a desktop, especially when your in the middle of a heat wave.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 18-Jun-2005, 12:49 PM|
|Here's a painting for all you golfers out there. It's of the 12th at Augusta National, where they have the Masters.|
|Posted by: A Shrule Egan 18-Jun-2005, 06:31 PM|
| Here's another one of my pictures that I took. This is Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
|Posted by: CelticRose 18-Jun-2005, 07:01 PM|
|Awesome photo, Mike!|
|Posted by: MDF3530 23-Jun-2005, 02:18 PM|
| I just changed my desktop to this.
If it looks familiar, look to your left and see why ...
|Posted by: CelticRose 24-Jun-2005, 05:04 PM|
|Nice to see the painting up close, Mike!|
|Posted by: j Padraig moore 27-Jun-2005, 10:29 AM|
| Changed my desktop to Maisky's from his July 2004 post.
|Posted by: CelticRose 30-Jun-2005, 10:53 PM|
|Ooh that is beautiful, JP. Here is my current one. A pic I took from the Oregon coast.|
|Posted by: WhiteSoxFan 30-Jun-2005, 10:57 PM|
| I'm back to Toulouse Lautrec ...
Scroll back a couple of pages in this thread to find it.
|Posted by: Moon Child 01-Jul-2005, 01:57 AM|
|Here's what I have at work!!!|
|Posted by: j Padraig moore 01-Jul-2005, 05:51 AM|
Thats really nice Rose!
You are a great photographer!
|Posted by: WhiteSoxFan 02-Jul-2005, 10:51 PM|
| I uploaded my latest one in the downloads section.
It's also my avatar.
|Posted by: WhiteSoxFan 02-Jul-2005, 10:54 PM|
| Or if you don't want to go to the downloads section:
|Posted by: LilysApple 03-Jul-2005, 03:04 AM|
| Here's mine. I've kept this one on longer than any i've had. usually I change every other day or so. This one's called Skysong and is from digital blasphemy.
|Posted by: MDF3530 04-Jul-2005, 11:49 PM|
| Here's my latest, van Gogh's "Starry Night". I've always liked this one.
The Art Freak
|Posted by: CelticRose 05-Jul-2005, 12:02 AM|
Well thank you, JP. That is very nice of you to say. I love photography! I could spend billions in photo equipment if allowed!
|Posted by: CelticRose 05-Jul-2005, 12:06 AM|
| Nice pic, Lily! It is really beautiful.
Mike, I have always been a major Van Gogh fan. One of my favorite paintings of his!
|Posted by: MDF3530 05-Jul-2005, 12:15 AM|
|Believe it or not, but there are artists I don't like. I've never seen what people see in Picasso, Jackson Pollack or Seurat. The only Edvard Munch I like is "The Scream". And the 20th Century artist I like is Norman Rockwell. I like how he saw the beauty of people doing mundane things.|
|Posted by: CelticRose 05-Jul-2005, 12:35 AM|
|Hey Mike! I don't like anything of Picasso's either! That makes me insane by many artists friends of mine. Oh well.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 07-Jul-2005, 01:49 PM|
| Latest one:
Footpath in The Garden by Monet...
I correct myself. There is one Seurat work I like, "Sunday in the Park". It is a source of local pride in the Chicago art community, being one of the works the Art Institute of Chicago is known for.
|Posted by: CelticRose 09-Jul-2005, 07:14 PM|
|Oh my! Mike! I don't think I have ever seen this painting by Monet! That is sooooo beautiful! No, a masterpiece! The man sure knew how to work with color! Thanks!|
|Posted by: MDF3530 09-Jul-2005, 09:56 PM|
| I'd never seen it either.
I just did a Google image search for Monet and this is one that came up.
You're right. The man did know how to use color.
I especially like how he captured the petunias and impatiens.
I wish I were as talented an artist as Monsieur Monet ...
Here's what my artwork looks like:
|Posted by: MDF3530 13-Jul-2005, 09:43 PM|
| Here's my latest wallpaper...
It is Pearl Harbor at sunset...
|Posted by: MDF3530 18-Jul-2005, 11:38 PM|
| I just added some Harry Potter wallpapers to the Downloads section.
BTW, if you ever want decent Harry Potter wallpapers, do NOT go to harrypotter.com. Instead, go to http://www.mugglenet.com. Much better.
|Posted by: MDF3530 19-Jul-2005, 10:17 PM|
| Here's the latest wallpaper. It is a watercolor by an artist named Asuman Dogan. It is titled Grand Market, Istanbul.
|Posted by: cynni 20-Jul-2005, 05:54 AM|
| Mine is a picture of my daughter singing with Jacquie of
Clann An Drumma. You can see the back of Jamsie also.
|Posted by: MDF3530 22-Jul-2005, 04:44 PM|
| I now have this pic of The Three Stooges on my desktop.
I have come to the conclusion that you cannot look at The Three Stooges and not laugh ...
|Posted by: MDF3530 27-Jul-2005, 11:10 PM|
| This is a very pretty picture I have of Chicago at night. The road on the right, Lake Shore Drive, has been immortalized in song of the same name by a trio from Chicago, Alliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah.
|Posted by: MDF3530 02-Aug-2005, 08:57 PM|
| OK, a new one...
"Folies Bergeres" by Manet...
|Posted by: CelticRose 04-Aug-2005, 04:12 PM|
| I love that painting by Manet. It is in one of my art books on Impressionism. I love portraiture anyway.
Also love your new avatar! Really cool!
|Posted by: MDF3530 04-Aug-2005, 04:21 PM|
Can you imagine how good artists like Monet, Manet & Renoir would be if they had today's technology like computers and digital cameras?
The reason why I ask this is because they could take several pictures, enlarge them to get details, make copies of the enlargements and paint from them.
|Posted by: CelticRose 04-Aug-2005, 05:30 PM|
|Well I have read some articles where the old Masters had the means of doing something similar to that anyway by using mirrors! I hope it isn't true cause I think they are and always will be the ultimate artists on their own talent.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 11-Aug-2005, 09:34 PM|
| I'm back to Monet for now...
|Posted by: MDF3530 18-Aug-2005, 04:31 PM|
| New wallpaper time!!!
|Posted by: MDF3530 27-Aug-2005, 08:45 PM|
|Here's the latest wallpaper. It is the Illinois Korean War Memorial. My dad was in Korea in the Navy.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 27-Aug-2005, 08:48 PM|
| I forgot to add the pic ...
|Posted by: ArizonaAmy9 27-Aug-2005, 10:42 PM|
| Mike, that is a very nice photo....My Grampa and Bro in Law were both Navy boys....
|Posted by: cynni 28-Aug-2005, 10:21 AM|
|That is a really great pic.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 04-Sep-2005, 10:09 PM|
| A return to art for now...
Renoir's "Moulin Galette"...
|Posted by: Danann 07-Sep-2005, 09:05 PM|
| Mine is an old Scottish Castle complete with soundbites from Steve McDonald. It's a theme called Celtic Dream that I got from http://www.themedoctor.com.
|Posted by: subhuman 10-Nov-2005, 11:40 AM|
| As a pointer for those who may not be aware of this already, Windows displays all desktop images in bitmap (BMP) format. If you select another format, such as a JPG, Windows converts it to a bitmap before displaying the image. This is done every time the desktop is displayed- when you exit a program, switch between programs and even for redrawing the mouse pointer position. You'll see a slight performance increase if the file is a bitmap since Windows doesn't have to do the conversion. Using a program to convert file formats will result in no loss of picture quality but will cause a slight increase in system speed.
Of course the fastest way is to pick a solid color for a background (this also uses less memory) but that's too boring for most of us.
|Posted by: cynni 10-Nov-2005, 11:48 PM|
I like your signature. That is pretty cool.
|Posted by: MDF3530 16-Dec-2005, 02:18 AM|
| A holiday wallpaper for now...
Danann, your wallpaper is the castle from "Highlander". Very nice!!!
|Posted by: MDF3530 18-Dec-2005, 05:23 PM|
| Here's the latest one. I love "Calvin & Hobbes"...
|Posted by: MDF3530 22-Dec-2005, 11:11 PM|
| I have a new one for Christmas...
|Posted by: celticfire 23-Dec-2005, 06:44 AM|
| here's mine:
|Posted by: MDF3530 27-Dec-2005, 04:42 PM|
| Here's the newest one. It's of the greatest running back of all time, the late Walter Payton.
|Posted by: Dreamer1 28-Dec-2005, 11:22 PM|
|Here's mine, can never get enough of it!|
|Posted by: CelticRose 30-Dec-2005, 12:25 AM|
| Dreamer, where is that? It is beautiful! It reminds me of our San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, AZ here.
Mike, yours is really cool too!
|Posted by: Dreamer1 30-Dec-2005, 02:20 PM|
| Hi CR!
I'm glad you liked it. I took that up in the White Mountains, in Jackson, New Hampshire. I was standing on the balcony of the condo we rented for vacation, and looking at this gorgeous view -- just wanted to keep it with me always! It's so peaceful up there.
|Posted by: CelticRose 03-Jan-2006, 01:35 AM|
| hey Dreamer! New Hampshire! I have always heard it is so beautiful there, but never had the pleasure of visiting. I have a cousin who lives in NH somewhere. Can't remember where now. I hear it is just gorgeous.
I can't remember if you live in NH or not. But would love to see more pics of NH if you care to share....please?!
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 02:34 PM|
| Hi CR,
I'd be glad to show you more of New Hampshire! It is a gorgeous place, at any time of year. You really should find out where your cousins live up there!
Since you liked the picture of the mists in the mountains, I'll start with more of those....I was standing there watching it all roll in, and just started snapping pictures.
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 02:36 PM|
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 02:37 PM|
|Followed it on across.......|
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 02:42 PM|
|Here's a closer view (used zoom lense) across the mountain. It's normally hard to see other dwellings up there, because they're well placed to preserve the surrounding trees as much as possible. It's only at night, when the lights are sparkling, that you realize just how many homes are up in those mountains!|
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 02:52 PM|
|We're very close to Mount Washington when we stay up in Jackson, so once we did drive over to see the Cog Railway. It takes tourists all the way up to the top of Mount Washington, where the views are amazing!! Unfortunately, it was much more expensive to ride than we'd thought - so we settled for watching the train and enjoying the great views from the museum......|
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 02:53 PM|
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 02:55 PM|
|Going up! Look wayyy up in the right corner, there she goes!.....|
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 03:30 PM|
|This is a waterfall that runs down the mountain we stay on. If you look closely you can see some of the condos up in the far left corner, behind the trees. Waterfalls are very common sights up there, and make beautiful ice flows in Winter!|
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 03:34 PM|
|There are still some covered bridges in use in New Hampshire, and this one covers the road that leads into Jackson. Wish more of these were kept up and still used!|
|Posted by: Dreamer1 04-Jan-2006, 03:50 PM|
I haven't really done justice with these pictures! I wish I'd taken my camera on some of our drives further north, past Mount Washington towards Gorham and Maine (and Canada). As you're winding around the mountains, getting higher, you can look back and see clear down into the valleys below you for many miles -- absolutely incredible views!! Also, near Gorham you start to drive into large stands of just birch trees- it's really striking. Wish I could show you!
Here's a link to everything in the Mount Washington area. It will give you much better pictures than I have!
Enjoy it, and let me know where your cousins live!
|Posted by: CelticRose 07-Jan-2006, 01:06 AM|
| Hey Dreamer! Wow! Really beautiful country there! Thanks for the photos of yours and others. Your pics were just as beautiful.
I cannot remember where my cousin lives in NH. I need to call her sister who lives in GA to find out. I know that my cuz loves it up in NH and has lived there for many years. I always want to go over the pond to visit, but there are so many places here in the states to see too, ya know? Plus, I want to go to Canada.
I was seriously thinking about going to GA this spring to visit family, but I may end up going to Colorado instead. I have never been there and been dying to for years. That would be a photographer's heaven too, me thinks!
My current desktop I took at my sister's house who raises roses! I so love white roses and I thought this pic turned out well, IMHO!
|Posted by: MDF3530 07-Jan-2006, 01:40 AM|
| Here's the one I am using presently. It is a watercolor by an artist named Asuman Dogan. I downloaded it and resized it to fit my screen. It is named "Montmartre Street at Night".
|Posted by: Dreamer1 07-Jan-2006, 11:55 AM|
| CR, I really like your white rose, too! I enjoyed seeing it when you used it as your avatar. When did you take that picture? Your sister's quite a good gardener. I'd love to visit Colorado someday, too. The scenery would be absolutely breathtaking! If you do go, please please take lots of pics to share with us!!
Mike, I like your newest picture, too. It has wonderful color to it, and gives you the feeling of being right there. Good choice!
|Posted by: MDF3530 07-Jan-2006, 12:30 PM|
|I have several paintings of Montmartre that I can use as a wallpaper. I figured so many artists have lived in that area of Paris, some of them may done some paintings of it.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 10-Jan-2006, 12:45 AM|
| New wallpaper again ...
This one is "The Ghost Rider" by David Mann. I saw this once on an episode of "American Chopper" and thought it was awesome.
|Posted by: MDF3530 10-Jan-2006, 08:40 PM|
| I just noticed it was missing...
Here ya go...
|Posted by: cynni 10-Jan-2006, 10:10 PM|
|Posted by: MDF3530 11-Jan-2006, 12:06 AM|
Here's the URL:
|Posted by: cynni 11-Jan-2006, 04:00 AM|
| They wont let us see it. This what it said.-
You don't have permission to access /34/4/2/0/278440200pxZsNt_ph.jpg on this server.
Apache/2.0.50 Server at image34.webshots.com Port 80
|Posted by: stevenpd 11-Jan-2006, 11:06 AM|
That rose is just like a Georgia O'Keefe painting!
|Posted by: stevenpd 11-Jan-2006, 11:08 AM|
I usually don't go for impressionist paintings but I like this one. A warm, rain-slicked evening . . .
|Posted by: cynni 11-Jan-2006, 11:26 AM|
| That is a beautiful Picture. I just wish it was that warm here.
It is raining here and don't look that good.
|Posted by: MDF3530 18-Jan-2006, 11:26 PM|
| Here's the latest. It is a pretty accurate reflection of how I feel about President Bush ...
|Posted by: Cordelia 18-Jan-2006, 11:43 PM|
This is one of the latest desktops I'm using. I've got another one of a very pretty white horse running in a grassy field, may post it soon.
|Posted by: MDF3530 18-Jan-2006, 11:49 PM|
|I just posted a bigger version of mine in the Downloads section, so it should be available in 24 hours or so.|
|Posted by: Cordelia 23-Jan-2006, 11:25 AM|
|Posted by: MDF3530 23-Jan-2006, 08:52 PM|
| Here's the latest. It's of the Chicago skyline at night. It looks like this one was taken from Monroe Harbor.
I think that cityscapes are prettier at night, when all the skyscrapers are lit up.
|Posted by: CelticRose 30-Jan-2006, 08:57 AM|
| I took this photo yesterday when I was out driving around so this is my current desktop.
|Posted by: MDF3530 30-Jan-2006, 01:34 PM|
|Nice pic Rose!!!|
|Posted by: CelticRose 30-Jan-2006, 01:55 PM|
|Thanks Mike! I always like to use my own photos on my desktop, albeit how bad or good they may be. I so love doing photography but that doesn't mean I am good at it!|
|Posted by: MDF3530 31-Jan-2006, 01:04 AM|
| Here's the newest one. Dropkick Murphys is a Boston-based Celtic rock band.
I'm suprised they aren't in Highlander Radio's rotation...
|Posted by: MDF3530 31-Jan-2006, 01:08 AM|
| Crud. It didn't upload...
Here's the URL: http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/downloads/wallpaper/ben800.jpg
If that doesn't work, here's the file...
|Posted by: dundee 31-Jan-2006, 10:43 AM|
| i like this one lots....
|Posted by: MDF3530 14-Jun-2006, 03:17 PM|
| Here are some of the rotating ones I have on the desktop on my Mac mini...
|Posted by: Dogshirt 14-Jun-2006, 03:55 PM|
| This is mine. Not sure where I got it.
|Posted by: MDF3530 15-Jun-2006, 03:21 PM|
| Very nice !!!
I can see by that and by your avatar, you are proud of your Native American heritage.
|Posted by: MDF3530 20-Jun-2006, 02:39 PM|
| Here are two more I've added to the rotation of wallpapers on my desktop:
http://www.bergoiata.org/fe/best-w/Hallowed%20Ground%20-%20Medinah%20Country%20Club%2013th%20Hole.jpg, site of this year's PGA Championship.
http://www.fueradelimites.com/images/augusta%20national.jpg, site of the Masters Tournament.
|Posted by: dundee 20-Jun-2006, 02:44 PM|
|this is on mine right now tis an irish sunset....|
|Posted by: MDF3530 23-Jun-2006, 02:46 PM|
| More I've added to my wallpaper/screensaver file:
|Posted by: MDF3530 23-Jun-2006, 02:50 PM|
Very nice !
I like sunset pictures too.
This weekend, I may download some pictures of national monuments like Mount Rushmore or the Iwo Jima memorial and add those to my file. Be festive for the holiday.
|Posted by: MDF3530 26-Jun-2006, 02:30 PM|
| Some more I've added:
|Posted by: MDF3530 27-Jun-2006, 01:36 PM|
| Here's another one. I consider it to be one of the best logos in sports:
|Posted by: ShadowDarkFyre 27-Jun-2006, 02:26 PM|
|My work background is a starry expanse. My home background is a 2007 dodge Caliber: Inferno Red.|
|Posted by: MDF3530 30-Jun-2006, 11:27 PM|
| I just downloaded a bunch of LOTR wallpapers...
Too many to list here, so here's the link:
|Posted by: MDF3530 23-Jul-2006, 07:37 PM|
| Here are some wallpapers I just downloaded. They are of five players from the Chicago White Sox.
|Posted by: zeryx 15-Aug-2006, 10:24 AM|
| I'm currently using this
|Posted by: MDF3530 17-Aug-2006, 03:35 PM|
| Some I've added:
http://www.rehsgalleries.com/catalogimages/antoine_blanchard_b1160_champs_elysees.jpg (judging by other works I've seen by this artist, he really liked the Champs-Elysees in Paris.)
http://www.wasted-disk-space.com/2004/chicago0320/P3201125.jpg(Chicago's old Water Tower, one of the few buildings, as it is made of stone, to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.)
|Posted by: MDF3530 21-Aug-2006, 05:06 PM|
| Some more:
|Posted by: MDF3530 29-Sep-2006, 03:38 PM|
| Been awhile since I've posted in this thread.
When my parents were in Seattle, they bought me a CD-ROM that had a packet of pictures of the area. So now I pictures of the Pike Place Market, the Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier and one of Mount Saint Helens showing activity a few years ago, among others. I'll post my favorites on Sunday when I'm at my folks'.
|Posted by: MDF3530 01-Oct-2006, 03:23 PM|
|I can't upload any pics here as they're too big in file size. I'll try in the Downloads section...|
|Posted by: MDF3530 04-Nov-2006, 11:44 PM|
| Some more:
|Posted by: MDF3530 06-Dec-2006, 06:12 PM|
| I added some Thomas Kinkade works to my wallpaper file:
|Posted by: Muircheartach 06-Dec-2006, 06:57 PM|
| For me, it will always be Linux and Tux...
|Posted by: MDF3530 30-Jul-2007, 03:11 PM|
| I downloaded some pictures of my two favorite female rockers (Amy Lee of Evanescence and Shirley Manson of Garbage) and added them to my desktop folder:
|Posted by: Robert Phoenix 30-Jul-2007, 03:29 PM|
|I've got a picture from Ground Zero that my oldest took when he went to New York|
|Posted by: TandVh 30-Jul-2007, 04:16 PM|
That's pretty nifty- is this a desktop add-on package or freeware?
|Posted by: MDF3530 30-Jul-2007, 04:29 PM|
| I have mine rotating through a file of currently 355 pictures.
Recently, I added some I took with my parents' digital camera.
|Posted by: Robert Phoenix 30-Jul-2007, 09:27 PM|
| Found the site for the celtdesk. It looked interesting. I've got stonehedge on my today.
Link for celtdesk
|Posted by: TandVh 31-Jul-2007, 12:30 PM|
Thanks Robert- Tapadh leibh! I went and downloaded the file and will check it out as soon as I get some free time.
|Posted by: cylassie 02-Sep-2007, 06:07 AM|
| The picture is attached.
I use photos I took at Garvin Gardens in Hot Springs Arkansas one spring.http://www.garvangardens.org/
This one is of an arched stone bridge, it reminds me of Hobbiton, Middle Earth!
|Posted by: cylassie 02-Sep-2007, 06:18 AM|
| OK, attaching the file didn't work, so I uploaded the photo into my gallery.
You can see the Stone Bridge in my Gallery.
|Posted by: MDF3530 02-Apr-2008, 10:36 PM|
| Downloading some new wallpapers.
So far I have several Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Wolves (American Hockey League), a few Leinenkugels beer, some Charlotte Knights (Triple-A affiliate of my Chicago White Sox), and a bunch of Liverpool FC.
|Posted by: jime307 12-Apr-2008, 11:10 PM|
|I just have the Basic XP Desert wallpaper on my Windows, on Linux I have the basic Ubuntu desktop, to me I don't really change it much, because I don't see it very much, it's ussually too packed with programs and websites that are open|
|Posted by: TheCarolinaScotsman 13-Apr-2008, 01:25 AM|
|Recently changed to a pic of Varrich Castle.|
|Posted by: jime307 11-May-2008, 03:08 PM|
|Changed mine to Stonhenge|
|Posted by: Skeleman 21-Aug-2008, 03:02 PM|
|Posted by: MDF3530 21-Aug-2008, 04:55 PM|
|I have a rotating file of about 600 images on my computer at home.|
|Posted by: Leelee 21-Aug-2008, 07:26 PM|
|At home I have Standing Stones on my Desktop|
|Posted by: Leelee 21-Aug-2008, 07:51 PM|
|At work I have Gerard Butler on my Desktop|
|Posted by: Skeleman 23-Aug-2008, 12:13 PM|
I forgot to add a description of the picture.
Almost everyone would recognize Superman and Batman in the foreground. In the background, from left to right, there's The Joker, Batzarro, Mr. Mxyzptlk with Batmite's shadow behind him, Bizarro, and Darkseid.
|Posted by: ilpiccolobardo 23-Aug-2008, 04:40 PM|
| At work I have a pic of my daughter, I change it every 3-4 days.
At home I have...nothing ! Only the blue screen, 'cause my pc must must have the best performance possible (for music software).
|Posted by: dundee 29-Aug-2008, 09:12 AM|
for now till i can get one that has Palin on it too wooohoooo!!!!
oh sorry dont know how to make a thumbnail...
|Posted by: Montie, druid at heart 04-Nov-2008, 06:26 AM|
|Mine is a lake in the mountains of Austria found at magentic wallpaper.|