Desktop Madness Vol. 99

This installment of Desktop Madness features a nature photograph which was good enough to fool me into thinking someone else had taken it!

Geez, have I really done 99 of these things? Wow.

Today’s wallpaper has a slightly amusing story to it. As you might know, I use John’s Background Switcher to cycle randomly through my entire wallpaper collection.

Well, the other day a picture came up in the rotation, I thought to myself, “gee that’s a nice picture, I should post it as a desktop madness entry.”

It took a few minutes for me to remember that actually, that was a picture I’d taken!

So anyway, here’s the photo that inspired this post. Enjoy!

tiny red leaves closeup

(Remember: you can download the full-size version from this picture’s Flickr page.)

Desktop Madness Vol. 95

A Desktop Madness post that features a picture I took myself for once!

For this 95th installment of Desktop Madness, here’s a wallpaper that I actually made myself!

mossy cascade

I took this photo when I was on a hike out at the Delaware Water Gap. Since this is one of my photos, it’s hosted over on Flickr, but you can still download the full-sized version from there.

More Attempts at Photography

I’ve gone back to South Mountain Reservation to try and photograph some waterfalls and get that “silky water” effect I’ve seen in so many photos – and just to get some photography done. It’s been too long since I’ve taken anything other than a picture of the rabbits.

The last time I went, this is what I found:

dry waterfall

Luckily, this time it had recently rained:

south mountain waterfall saturated

Much better!

south mountain waterfall lower half

What do you think? Not quite like this one, but still… hey, I’m still new to all this! Gotta practice more!

You can see the entire set of photos here.

Enjoy!

New Jersey Wildlife

I swear, I’ve seen more wildlife since coming to NJ than I ever saw back in MA.

I swear, I’ve seen more wildlife since coming to NJ than I ever saw back in MA. I’ve seen deer, giant praying mantises, and some crazy birds that I can’t identify.

Who’dve thunk it?

The Rainbow Connection

I saw a rainbow early this evening. It was quite impressive – it spanned a full 180 degrees. Sometimes, you just have to take the time to appreciate the simple beauty in the world.

I saw a rainbow early this evening. It was quite impressive – it spanned a full 180 degrees.

Sometimes, you just have to take the time to appreciate the simple beauty in the world.