Big Sky


Years ago when I had the idea of making images for people to use as desktops/ wallpapers I was faced with the idea that a desktop image was special in that it had to be something at least somewhat minimal in order to fit well for what it was being used for. A good desktop, in my opinion, is one that leaves enough breathing room and negative space to be functional as well as give the viewer something nice, inspiring, fun, or interesting to look at and when all the windows are closed and the computer is resting, unused, the screen becomes my canvas. When I started making images for desktops I experimented with adding design elements/ vector objects to add something to the photography but was never really all that happy with the result. This lead me to take a different approach to taking photos to begin with. It lead me to search for compositions and subjects that left plenty of space for things to lay over the image in the end and to this day I feel it impacted my approach to photography in general in a pretty significant way.

At any rate, this time around I present you with my most minimalist desktop yet, a blue sky. Sure, you could do this in photoshop or illustrator with a few clicks but to me, knowing that this is a photo of the vast blue sky is kind of calming and humbling in a way. Am I reading a bit to much into it? Maybe, but I still liked the image and thought it would make for a great desktop. So to download this blue beauty, simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE and download the attached zip file and please, respect the terms of use and enjoy!


  1. sean coon - November 1, 2008 at 6:53 am

    i dig it.

  2. sean coon - November 1, 2008 at 6:53 am

    hm, meant to say… i dig it

  3. Emil - November 30, 2008 at 6:15 am

    I sure am glad you started down that path. =)

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