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I am back from Utah, in Memphis at the moment but leaving here tomorrow for home. It was a nice trip full of little stories and the beautiful landscape of southern Utah. While I was there I shot nearly completely with film cameras and it will be a while before I get sorted enough to get prints made and decide what do do with them. So until I get into some new content here is a totally unrelated photo from my recent trip that I took yesterday in a warehouse here in Memphis. I figured it had been a while since a new desktop has shown itself here and when I saw that little gnome hanging in the ceiling I knew what had to be done.

To download this desktop wallpaper image simply click or right click here to download the zip containing the desktop and please, only use the image as your personal desktop image and not for any commercial work of any kind. There are some terms of use included with the desktop. Thanks and enjoy!


  1. mle - February 27, 2009 at 10:52 am

    i LOVE the gnome!!!

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  5. sandra aka Rmsnamless - December 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    woow I lovee this Gnome pic and the best shoot i ever seen COOL

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  7. Nic Lake - March 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Hey John, I absolutely love this photo. Is there any chance that you’d have this in a 2560×1440 resolution (or greater), so that I could put it on my iMac?

  8. john - March 20, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Hey Nic, I would be happy to but I am not near my main photo library here in korea. If I remember when I get back in April I can send it over. Is the image not expanding smoothly on a 27″ imac? I was wondering about that actually. I wouldn’t mind taking a step up in resolution with future desktops seeing as some people are using bigger screens these days. Something to think about at least :)

  9. ari - October 9, 2010 at 2:40 am

    great for http://www.gnome.org users :D

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