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Sunset Tree

I know that is has been slow around here lately and its for good reason. My life has run into a bit of a lull financially and emotionally. Things are slow on the work front and this combined with some emotional turmoil has left me with a lack of creativity and drive. This stated, I do have a number of ideas and projects brewing in my mind for the future. I have gained access to a nice old photo enlarger and hope to begin work in a darkroom again sometime in the next couple of months. The only thing holding me back is money to buy the last few supplies and parts I need to get it going.

The idea of making prints in a darkroom again has gotten me quite excited and I look forward to seeing that first print appear there on the paper in front of me. Nothing else quite like it. I have also started gathering a loose collection of my cleaner digital work from the last couple of years to make available online for sale as physical prints through the printing service, Imagekind. Sort of an experiment more than anything. I will write more about that as images of mine become available there for purchase.

So today I was thinking about how little I have been posting here and I wanted to change that and get a new desktop up. The image above is actually about 2 years old and was taken in California on the coast near San Francisco. I nearly posted it back when I was posting images from that trip but let this one slip through the cracks because it was not one of my favorites. As I was looking through my old photos looking for images to make available as prints I came back across it and decided to share it as a desktop. The colors are pretty nice I I thought.

To download the desktop simply click or right click here to download the attached zip file and please respect the terms of use which can be found in the folder along with the image and enjoy!

To whom it may concern,



• Enjoy the images! It’s a labor of love, thanks for your support!
• Share fiftyfootshadows.net with friends.
• Send me a quick mail if you are interested in using an image for commercial or personal use other than wallpaper.


• Post desktops elsewhere online.
• Share links directly to images.
• Pass them around in mass.
• Make prints.
• Use images for web banners or graphics. (send a quick email to ask, I’m pretty easy going about this with permission.)
• Use them in commercial work.

If you help me out with these I will be able to keep doing what I love to do. Thanks again, really, for your support and understanding. -J


By downloading any content from fiftyfootshadows.net you agree to the following terms:

All of the images contained within this website, fiftyfootshadows.net, are property of, John Carey unless otherwise posted. The images are distributed as freeware but they are available for personal use only on your personal computer, tablet, or smartphone as your wallpaper image. Any use of these images for any purpose other than this is a violation of these terms and anyone found using said images will be asked to either compensate the creator for doing so or be asked to stop using them immediately.

I ask that you refrain from using any images found on fiftyfootshadows.net to create physically printed material of any kind. This includes posters, photographic prints, fliers, etc. Under no circumstances may you make a physical reproduction without written permission.

These rules also apply for any artwork or imagery submitted and shown within this site which was created by an artist aside from myself. Any images submitted and shared as wallpapers are the property of the artist who created them and in the same manner as my images, you are asked to receive permission before using them in any way aside from their intended use. Any use of these images outside of for your own personal use as a desktop wallpaper image is prohibited without permission from the author of the image. Commercial licensing is available upon request. Please write with any inquiries.

When sharing images via your personal blogs I kindly ask that you link back directly to either the post the image was taken from or the base of the website at www.fiftyfootshadows.net and give a credit to www.fiftyfootshadows.net. Do not re-post full resolution desktop images anywhere without permission. If you would like to use an image for your blog background or something of the sort simply write to ask first. Support the artwork you admire! Also, it is greatly appreciated if you do NOT link directly to the zip files. This is more or less the same as re-posting them as it circumvents the tiny bit of support I ask of you which is to simply link back to the original post for others to enjoy the site.

It’s not fair to artists if you do not credit their work and link back to the original content creator. It is theft plain and simple and blogs that attempt to somehow be mysterious by not giving credit to the creators are simply hurting the artistic community as a whole. If you love it so much then please, support it! The artistic community on the Internet is based on trust. Without trust then what do we have? are you going to be one of the responsible users out there or will you be among the bottom feeders, stealing content and passing it off as your own to make a quick buck in ad sales.

Use your best judgement and we will get along just fine.

Thank you for your understanding and support!

John Carey (curator, owner)