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Hiding In The Rain


Sorry for the long haul between new wallpapers! I was without my 5D for a while then work kept me too busy to shoot new images and while I am still pretty busy I did find a moment that I thought would make for a nice wallpaper image. We have not seen too much rain around here this summer but there is the occasional thunderstorm and I love them. I found myself sitting around in my car a lot today, listening to music and the rain pounding down on the roof of the car as well as watching the world go by cautiously in the rain. Its been a while since I have had a nice slow day and it was well appreciated. One of the heavier moments of rain lead to these shots where I focused slightly beyond the glass which picked up the flecks of water bursting away from droplets of water as they landed on the windshield of my car. The blurred, twisting shape in the background is a tree. I decided to shoot one with the wiper in it for a different perspective. I like images like this through glass as wallpapers because it feels like a window into something. I should keep a closer eye out for shots like these.

To download the full resolution images for desktops, iPads, and iPhones (new resolution!) simply CLICK OR RIGHT CLICK HERE to download the zip which also contains my terms of use the most important parts include, NO commercial use outside of using the image for your personal electronic devices wallpaper without my consent.

PLEASE DO NOT re-host these images at high resolutions without asking first! I don’t mean to seem strict about it but its simple, just link back to this post where your readers can get the full resolution files. Traffic has picked up a lot over the last couple of months and its harder to keep track of my images than ever and it can get frustrating as an independent artist supplying images like this free of charge or annoying ads all over the page. Its frustrating because people seem to be posting my images on sites full of ads which in essence is making a profit from my work which is not OK. I really appreciate your understanding on this and if you see an image of mine somewhere without credit let me know, I appreciate it :)

Thanks for hanging around during these slow to post times, I am still hard at work on my site refresh in the time I can find to work on it!

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  1. evan Varsamis - July 18, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Great Job, Personally I am a “rain” L0ver:D

  2. john - July 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Thanks evan, Im glad you enjoy it :)

  3. Oskar - July 23, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Beautiful, as always. I can’t stop coming to your site several times / day to check for updates :D

    Keep it up !


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