Looking Back

So, I was casually jumping around a folder of older wallpaper images and found this deep cut sitting there all lonely after only seeing a release through an old iPhone 4 Retina update wallpaper pack or something of the sort and after using it for a week or so on my laptop realized how calming it was to have there waiting for me when all the work was closed up for the day.

I thought it would be a diservice to the world NOT to put it back up in desktop form. Sure, there are probably 1.2 million photos of an airplane wing but just LOOK at it, just a fraction of a moment before the sun had given up for the day there on that plane however high up in the sky. I know I’m not the only one feeling that drag from not being able to get out and see the world at large and for me at least, this modest photo brings with it a hopeful solitude and I hope that maybe you find a little bit of solace here too.

It’s been a year has it not? I miss you guys, I know you’re still out there, I see you checking in to see if something new has popped up here. I hope you have been doing alright, this ones for you.

(yes, the “iPad” link is still for all mobile devices)


  1. Lance - December 2, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Great to see a new post from you, John! I always look forward to them, and this is a lovely shot – something many of us can relate to, and which captures that moment (and feeling) so well. Set as my new desktop wallpaper!

  2. Amy Sakurai - December 2, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    I love your photos and your posts, John… and it’s good to know you are still busy and surviving in these difficult times of social distancing. I hope you are able to find moments of image capturing even in this isolation.

  3. Erik - December 3, 2020 at 4:51 am

    I doubt that you and I will ever meet but I feel like I know you well all the same. These wallpapers have adorned my desktop for nearly a decade, it’s strange to think about. I never would have thought some wallpapers I found online would become such a constant in my life, but here we are. Many computers, many places, many events in between, and I still come back here now and then to see what’s new.

    I’m an amateur photographer myself but I won’t gush about shop talk, I just think you take great pictures. There’s a certain persistence of time and place in all of your photos that I don’t often find in other wallpapers, even if the images themselves are great. Maybe that’s why i’ve kept coming back here for so long? I don’t know if “wallpaper photography” is a genre, but these little slices of the world continue to make my small digital window into it just a bit more comforting.

  4. Ville J. - December 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Yes, finally a new wallpaper! Thanks, John!

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