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Flickr Spotlight

I have decided to start what I hope to become a monthly or perhaps bi-monthly series of posts that feature other photographers. The idea is to increase exposure for the artists featured and give readers a new desktop or two. To start this off I could not think of anyone more perfect for it than long time contributor Fabian Gewheller. Fabian used to give photos to twistedsun.net, my old project, for use as desktops and I was always happy to post them. I have to say that he has come a long way since then and his new images are simply fantastic. Its been great to watch his style develop and grow over time and see him experiment with all sorts of different approaches while still holding a feel of his own.

I am more than happy to present a handful of photos that I have selected and packed up as desktops for everyone. I was lucky and he let me choose a lot of them which I am really happy about because they are all nothing short of wonderful and I’m sure everyone will enjoy them as much as I do. I also encourage you to visit his flickrstream HERE to see more of his beautiful work. Fabian, I am posting this before I ask you but if you have anything you would like to say to the visitors of the site please, let me know and I will add it to the post!

As with all the images I post here, these are not for commercial use! The terms state that they are to be used for your own personal use only and because this is a guest here lets be extra courteous please. :) To Download an image simply click or right click the image and save the zip file wherever you want to save it or click/right click here to download a zip of all eight desktops. Enjoy and please leave a comment if you like the images or if you like the idea of these spoghtlights!









Catching Up

As I mentioned in my last post I have been sitting on a lot of desktops that I have been trying to get posted since my return from Germany. I have decided to put them all into one big post stuffed full of new desktop options for everyone. All of these are from my trip to Munich, Germany and hopefully there is something for everyone here. If not just keep checking back because, as always it seems, I hope to get desktops posted on a more regular basis.

So leave a comment and let me know what you think and speaking of which, due to a lot of spam I have had to switch to a moderated comment scheme for now so if your comment does not appear immediately you know why. I hope to get some more spam blocking in place soon but until then its the best I can do.

To download an image just click or right click and save attached file. All desktops are in zip files and include my terms of use which reminds you that these images are not for commercial use! Please, just send me a mail and let me know if you want to use them for anything else. Enjoy!









Munich Transport

I have been sitting on these desktops for a while now and have a few more as well of other things from my trip to Germany. I thought I would get things started with this pack of photos from the public transport in Munich that I thought would make nice desktops. Some of you may recognize a couple of these from flickr. I am releasing these all in one pack because of the similar theme and to get that pack simply click here.

Remember that these are for personal use only and not to be used for any comercial use. thanks and enjoy!






A link.

A friend pointed this site out, I believe, a long while ago and I recently re-discovered it and found a great performance by Bon Iver. You will also find performances from other artists as well, but not simply concerts but also special performances like this one from Bon Iver (click the image above to go to that one btw). There are some great videos and moments to be found there so take a few minutes and browse through. I suppose I should note that the site is written in French but sometimes the articles can be found in English as well.

All Things

So apparently this is somehow the story of my life. Most likely its also the story of many others lives depending on how you want to stretch the lyrics into metaphors. a bootleg recording of a song sang live by Sufjan Stevens and used in a home made video for the song which you can find here if you are curious. Otherwise, click below to hear it. Its been one of those songs that has managed to find its way on to infinite repeat. Maybe I’m being a bit personal here in this post but why not from time to time right?

I’m curious what different people would get from hearing this song because once you hear it you may be looking for what about it makes me believe its somehow the story of my life. I would prefer you just listen to it like I didn’t just say that. :) Otherwise, new desktops soon, I have a bunch ready to go, just have not gotten them posted just yet but soon, I promise.

(well, I tried to get a handy flash player here but cant make it work without messing with things so just click here to hear it or just watch the video. I would have just posted the video but its not really representative of the feeling I got from the song and thought it would be distracting to my point which after all this rambling seems rather dull)

To whom it may concern,



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John Carey (curator, owner)