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The Daily Grind

Well, I am slowly coming down from this weird poison ivy/oak setback and feeling a bit better. The problem I was having with it was it was really hard to concentrate on anything when my arms felt so unbearably itchy, not to mention my fingers and other odd spots around on my body. Thankfully the steroids I am on seem to be having at least some effect and the symptoms are slowly fading. So personal chatter aside, I have a few images around that I have been waiting to toss up as desktops and I thought I would start simple with this one here, an easy quick shot from a market in Seoul. I would also like to mention, at risk of repeating myself, that I am still working hard at getting the new site design and features underway. It’s been slow moving but I am doing my best to fit it all into my life between other work.

I would like to take a second and say that I really appreciate everyone who has left comments and written me these past few weeks and if I have not gotten back to you yet, don’t worry I will, I promise! I just need to find a nice free day to get caught up with messages and mails. I hate falling behind on that because I love my readers, you guys are the reason I keep pushing forward with all of this.

To download the little zip of wallpapers and terms of use simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE. I would like to quickly point out something interesting I have noticed lately and that is seeing my images pop up on at least a dozen or so odd new iPad wallpaper sites that have popped up out of the blue. People mulling about taking the best of the wallpaper images out there and putting them into blogs and collections to make it easy to discover great new imagery while hitching a bit of profit from ads. It was unexpected to see the sudden wave of these sights pop up and use my images but its getting hard to keep track of where they are popping up so I ask this of all you bloggers and image collectors redistributing my images around:

Thanks for the support, I really greatly appreciate it! I ask that if you feature one of my images on your site that you always link back here, ideally link directly to the post here from the thumbnails on your pages rather than re-hosting the images on your servers or worse yet, linking straight to the full res jpg’s I post here. I try my best to keep all this in good fun and free for everyone but I am also doing my best to build up readership in the process so I can hopefully move the site into new and exciting areas in the coming months. Again, thanks for the support, I am flattered that you enjoy my modest perch here on the web and hope you continue to do so!

iPad visitors tap here for direct access to the wallpaper
iPhonevisitors tap here for direct access to the wallpaper


  1. John carey - June 9, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Haha, no Idea why so many “I would like to” statements in here, funny. Guess that’s what happens when I don’t pay attention or proof read until after I post something.

  2. Neil - June 9, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Very good stuff. How do you find using the 5D in public places like markets where this image was taken. Do you find it draws attention to what you’re doing or doesn’t it matter. There’s this great debate between the best type of camera to use be it SLR or smaller discrete rangefinder for this kind of work, do you carry the 5D, Hassy and Bessa all at the same time? It would be interesting to hear your thoughts.

  3. Vendetta_revived - October 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Great great stuff here mate. You’re a brilliant photographer I must say !! :D

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