On A Cold Night

I posted this image on its own a while back and I had a couple of requests to turn it into a desktop. The only trouble with that is that the original image was shot vertically and desktops are a horizontal affair. I have been thinking about it for a while and decided to photoshop in some extra length in the image to make it work as a desktop. The DOF is a bit to shallow because I didn’t give it more that one snap of my shutter or thought but I won’t worry about it too much. I think it turned out well for the most part and I hope you guys enjoy it. The image was taken in Munich while wandering around one afternoon. It caught my eye at first because it was in english and then kept my attention when I read what it said. Random bits of wisdom on a streetlight, such a lovely thing.

To download the desktop image simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download the zip file and please respect the terms of use and only use it for your desktop wallpaper and not for anything commercial unless you ask first, thanks and enjoy!


  1. Min - December 15, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    This is great. I loved the previous shot of the image, but making it into a wallpaper is great. I could finally make this my desktop wallie over at my office. Keeps me sanely and emotionally unattached to overtime work. Haha.

    Great work, Cheers!

  2. Zack - December 16, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks! Using it right now.

  3. Aaron - December 16, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Thanks so much for doing this. It’s amazing and relates to my life so much right now. Thanks again for sharing.

  4. James - December 18, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    A great photograph and a wonderful quote. I wonder how many people realize it’s from Marilyn Monroe? Cheers! james

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