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Perfect Speed

“You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.“ – From Jonathan Livingston Seagull

To download the high res wallpaper simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to get a zip file containing the desktop version, iPad version and iPhone version as well as the handy terms of use to let you know all about what you are agreeing to when you download my imagery. I would appreciate any one who posts images from 50ft to please link back here directly to the site, no re-hosting of my imagery is allowed. Thanks for understanding and enjoy!

iPad users tap here for direct access

iPhone users tap here


  1. thedoo - May 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    beautiful image and i love the quote.

  2. mac - May 2, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Great shot! I’d like to put in a request for a dark wallpaper?

  3. Joshua - May 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I was directed to your blog by my brother a few weesk ago. I have to say just one thing, thank you very much for the time you take to maintian this great site!

    I am always looking forward to your next post. Your dynamic approach you take to displaying the world around you is fascinating.

    In conclusion, thank you VERY MUCH for the time and passion you envelope into this site. It is a true joy to view.

  4. Neil - May 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Wonderful stuff.

  5. Oscar - May 4, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I´d like to take some similar shot.

  6. Lauren Krieger - May 4, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Great book, great quote, great image. Thank you for the inspiration this morning. :)

  7. sunny - May 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    love your photos and your vantage point. causes people to notice beauty in things we often dismiss as mundane or trite

  8. silence - May 8, 2010 at 8:56 am

    very very beautiful~~

  9. john - May 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Thank you, everyone! I am so happy you all enjoyed this so much which was pretty unexpected really! Thanks so much!

  10. sunhead - May 10, 2010 at 4:11 am

    good job! i think i still have this book of yours from your metaphysical days… on the “borrowed & planning to read shelf” :)

  11. KerryH - September 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I keep trying to change my desktop, but keep coming back to this one. Absolutely perfect… I really appreciate how much you share here.

  12. Henry - October 1, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Loving this and all your other photos!

  13. Alex - March 21, 2011 at 1:49 am

    awesomely inspiring, keep up with work like this please! ;)

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To whom it may concern,



• Enjoy the images! It’s a labor of love, thanks for your support!
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• Post desktops elsewhere online.
• Share links directly to images.
• Pass them around in mass.
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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)