The End Of Trying


Named from a song by Dakota Suite. There was no good reason for the name though. This was shot with my Canon 50mm 1.2L only to get the macro I took the lens off the camera, flipped it around backwards and held it against the camera body to shoot and focused simply by moving the camera. Its really tricky to do it though because the DOF is really really shallow. I have done this before with mixed results. This is most likely the last of my new lake desktops but hopefully I will keep shooting around with the 5D and continue looking for new images for everyone. I may or may not have a shot to use from my week working sound at a stage in a fair/carnival last week.

To download these desktops simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download the zip containing the desktop sized versions. Please, no commercial use without my permission, thanks and enjoy!


  1. greven - May 14, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Awesome Pictures. Again you deliver the quality. Guess time for another feature on my website. :]

  2. Wallpapers of the Week #16 at Paintbits - Life in Colors - May 14, 2009 at 8:00 pm

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  3. john - May 15, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks Greven, as always, I appreciate the support!

  4. Luka - November 20, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Awesome wallpaper featured it on my blog take a look

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