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Into White

Exploring a truck yard and its little canyons of metal. This shot from the time there seemed to make for a fitting desktop image. To download the full size version simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download the attached zip. Please, no commercial use, more details can be found in the terms of use within the zip, thanks and enjoy!

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Paper Swans



These images were shot recently out at the lake I often visit nearby, this time I brought a prop along, heh. I know it has been WAY to long since I have posted! Both here and on You Disappear but I really hope to get the ball rolling again, I have a dozen or so albums backed up for youdisappear.net and another couple desktop posts ready to format and get up here, just have to make the time for it. Thats not including a ton of film shots I would love to share here as well.

All in good time my friends :)

To download the full resolution desktops of the photos above simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to grab the zip file with all three as well as the terms of use which I threw in there as well in case your curious. Pretty much no commercial use without my permission and if you share them please please please link back here, thanks and enjoy!

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Welcome the newest member of my camera family. After endless research I decided to get a Hasselblad instead of the Rolleiflex TLR I had my eyes on for so long. I liked the romantic sort of a feel about using a Rollei but comparatively this just seemed to make more sense in the long run. I plan to get a second back and polaroid back for it soon to go ahead and round out its capabilities. I felt I got it for a good price considering the bodies age being a newer one, and its nearly flawless condition. I do wish it were a silver trimmed one but beggars cant be choosers, I am thrilled to have it around.

I have already shot a roll through it and developed it at home (B&W developing, fun!) and the results were lovely. As soon as I sort out some issues with my scanner I will share some photos here or on flickr. Thats all for now, just a quick update. More photos are still on their way, the NY photos are still in developing land but I will get them this weekend. (new desktop soon too! A nice one!)

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The Other Side

My brother shot this of me shooting in NY, Not every day I have a photo of myself, more or less shooting. The shot I was lining up here didn’t end up working if I remember correctly. More new photos soon! I will be taking in a few rolls for developing first thing next week so stick around.

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Something else new for everyone. Sure sure, it’s trash in a lake but look how beautiful it is. It was hard to believe how still the lake was that day with just the smallest breeze to give it a tiny bit of texture. Something about this tire there in that moment just seemed perfect with the reflection of the blue/grey sky cast onto the water from the light just after the sunset. I realize the first couple are really similar but I have always liked giving everyone different options when I can because everyone has slightly different taste I know. I thought of altering the saturation a bit or lightening them up but decided I liked them this way, straight out of the camera. and cropped.

To download these desktops simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download a zip containing all four of the images in desktop form. Please respect my terms of use which basically state not to use any images for commercial use without my prior consent. Otherwise, thanks for visiting and enjoy!

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See Sea


I’m not entirely sure what I think of these. I wanted to like them but they are not quite what I wanted to capture. Still, I thought I could use a couple of new desktops around and these were there waiting in line so here they are. When I was shooting these, I was sticking my 5d down into the water, just above its surface and moving it up and down along with the waves to try to capture this sort of inside the wave thing but one of the times I was a bit off and the water jumped up on me suddenly and splashed into the camera getting it all wet. Because it was so unbelievably hot that day it dried off pretty quick after a couple of shakes and a few minutes time. Not the first time I have dunked a camera into water accidentally..

To download the desktop sized versions of these simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download the attached zip file containing the desktops. Please, no commercial use without permission! Thanks 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


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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)