This Day

(Originally tried to post this earlier this year but have had an issue with permissions lingering that I’m starting to wrap my head around so finally here we go. Once I get things working again, I plan on starting to post more. This place feels like a home away from home and I long for it.)

This day we set off to explore. There was a vague idea to find somewhere in the mountains and find a spot Milla would enjoy. A few hours later we ended up at a tourist hot spot where there was a naturally formed rock slide in a mountain stream and a nice swimming hole at the bottom of it. Not particularly our seen, but we were there so we decided to press on, upstream for a ways. Then after hiking beyond what seemed to be a well worn trail we came across a perfect little section of the mountain stream. Just enough for Milla to wander about on her own and explore. We splashed about, made little rock towers, played in the mud, you know, outdoor stuff.

YoungDoo offered up the 5dIII for the day which was a lot of fun and left me with this shot that I knew would make a lovely desktop wallpaper image. There are two versions, one I stepped in a bit closer for because I liked all the little details there in the tower or rocks. More often than not these days I frame subjects cautiously when I know it will be used for wallpaper use. Devices are so varied! How does a photographer frame a photograph for BOTH portrait and landscape viewing?

Yeah, welcome to my world. iPhone wallpaper 101. I still have a soft spot for shooting everything horizontally. The cinematic feel is what I connect with so I do my best to either center a subject or make sure there is some way to crop the image for use on a mobile device. So, at any rate, links are below and I hope to see you again sooner than later. Hope all is well with everyone.


  1. Rob - March 30, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Thanks for posting this. This photo is just what I needed to ease my feelings of being stuck inside due to the quarantine right now.

  2. Harry - March 30, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Such a gift, especially during these rough times. Thank you. <3

  3. Kavi - March 30, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Beautiful photo, thank you!

    Is there any way we can get a 3440×1440 sized version?

  4. John Carey - March 31, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Kavi, here is the HD version I normally make available to my subscribers, I don’t mind sharing with everyone. Its even bigger:

  5. Kavi - March 31, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Thank you so much! I can just crop this down to what I need. If I subscribe can I get all your wallpapers at 5120×2880?

  6. John Carey - March 31, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Kavi, I’ll have got check back into the older ones in the member library but I do my best to have everything in the gumroad library at that resolution and I take requests for any old ones not in there to get added to that library. Anything new I add over there too. Yep!

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