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Stand Tall

I shot this in the olympic park here in Seoul. Sure, this is a pretty straight forward shot but I think its perfect for a nice minimal desktop. It was also one that reminded me of the challenges in shooting wallpaper images for three different platforms because I lined this up and crammed it in the way I am used to, leaving plenty of negative space around and this one in particular, just enough room for an OSX dock or a start bar at the bottom of the hill but in the process forgetting about the crazy auto crop of the iPad. If I were to simply crop a 1024×1024 block out of the middle the horizontal ipad rotation would cut just barely below the hill and the tree would be all covered up by the dock. Yuck. So this time around it was easy enough to simply toss in some black at the bottom of the image for the iPad and iPhone versions but it wont always be that easy. So I may take a new approach to some of my desktops and have some that are better suited for the iPad or iPhone and others that work best on a desktop. Its kind of fun having a new challenge to face.

Anyways, to download the wallpaper pack containing desktop, iPad, and iPhone versions simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE. If you are visiting on an iPad, see link below for direct access. Please do not hotlink directly to images or zips, please link straight here to the post. I appreciate that! Also in the zip you will find the handy terms of use for those who need to know. Any commercial use of these are not tolerated unless you have received my permission to do so. Thank you so much for stopping by and check back soon, it seems like I have a lot of great images in store waiting to get the desktop treatment so look out!

iPad visitors, click here to get the iPad version directly on your device, simply touch and hold the image and save it to your device.

iPhone visitors, click here and do the same.


  1. Fabiano Coelho - April 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Great wallpaper. A very, very beautiful photo, as usual :)

  2. mac - April 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Great shot! Leaving a negative area for my dock was thoughtful and very much appreciated. I look forward to your next post.

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