Object #02

Object #02

Years ago in a time I really don’t have many concrete memories of because I was so young, I had the opportunity to travel outside the U.S. for the first time on a trip to Hong Kong and China with my parents. I believe I was only around six years old at the time and it’s funny to think back on the trip now because there are only a couple of memories I have, one of which was seeing Snake Wine in somewhere I believe in my head to be the Chinese countryside and the other was the view from what I think was our hotel room which was high up in a skyscraper in the middle of the city. At the time I had never even fathomed such things in my wildest imagination so I figure the distinct nature of these things play their part in sticking in my mind for so long.

The truth becomes so distorted looking so far back in our lives it’s sometimes hard to distinguish what actually happened in our past versus what we imagine it was like. Other memories of this trip branch out from photos that I have seen of myself while I was there including riding on a train of sorts and I could swear I remember seeing a photo of myself wearing a hat that was bought for me on the trip. It was a blue cap with a red star front and center.

Years ago I came across that hat among my things and while the hat itself was long since neglected, too small, and falling apart, the red star was still there so for whatever reason I chose to pull off the star for safe keeping and toss the hat. If you haven’t guessed by now, the star above is the red star on the hat and it’s still being tossed around among my collection of things. I tied a string to it and photographed it in front of a painting at home simply to make things more interesting.


  1. Simon - January 11, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Really nice image. The zip file seems to be a busted link.

    Thanks for the great work.

  2. john - January 11, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Sorry about that, all fixed up now.

  3. Hardi - January 11, 2014 at 11:23 am

    oh, lovely memories, I am collecting some traditional toys right now. LOL

    Anyway, I kinda miss your golden hour photos

  4. john - January 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Hardi, I miss them too! The winter brings me less opportunity because I am often off at work during the best times, hopefully as things start to warm up I will find myself in the right place at the right time more often ;)

Leave A Reply

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


By downloading any content from fiftyfootshadows.net you agree to the following terms:

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)