UNDERDOG

Thought I’d make a treat­ment of our ‘UNDERDOG’, Bog­art. The Under­dog concept came from a post by our CaliC­an Res­cue honcho, Rene. He was in a res­taur­ant in Cali­for­nia, on a trip to pick up a new pack of res­cues, and after explain­ing to the waiter why he was there, the waiter replied; ‘Thank you for sav­ing the Under­dogs’. Bog­art is our UNDERDOG.

Cool Desktop: Spectrum of a Tree

My wife has been using this image as a desktop back­ground for about a year now, but recently I took a good look at it.

Ini­tially I thought this was simply a photo of a tree in sil­hou­ette, sliced, col­our­ized and laid out as you see it.

But on closer inspec­tion, it seems that these are shots of the tree, at vari­ous times and sea­sons, with dif­fer­ent col­oured sky in the back­ground. The web­site doesn’t really have detail on how the image was cre­ated.

The pho­to­graph­er also cre­ated Spec­trum of the Sky — but I like the Tree bet­ter.

A collection of my desktop images

Recently I’ve been reor­gan­iz­ing my image lib­rar­ies, and came across a few that I’ve used as desktop images.

I don’t claim to have shot all these, just mod­i­fied them from their ori­gin­al size to fit my desktop.

Rather than hav­ing them all over the blog, I’ve built a page to host them

So if you’re inter­ested in see­ing some images I’ve been using to décor­ate my desktop, then click on through.

Alberta Winter on the Desktop

Winter Waskahegan Desktop - 2007Happy New Year. I’ve been hav­ing more fun with Pho­toshop and with my new Wacom Bam­boo draw­ing tab­let, and decided to share the fruits of my labour.

Here’s a new 1280 x 865 win­tery-themed image, taken one frosty morn­ing out on the trail near the Waska­hegan trail at the Cook­ing Lake-Black­foot Recre­ation Area, just east of Edmon­ton.

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Earthrise on the desktop — an Apollo 8 image

Earthrise 1280 x 1024Today I was feel­ing the need to update my desktop, and decided to look around for a 1280×1024 ver­sion of Earth­rise. I couldn’t quickly find one…so I did the next best thing, grabbed this 2400×2400 ver­sion from NASA and cropped it. Feel free to grab my (1024×768) ver­sion here.

** Update Feb 17, 2008 **

Since I’ve got a new 22″ wide format mon­it­or, I needed to rebuild my Earth­rise desktop. So here it is, in 1680×1050 rez.

Full cred­it to the NASA and the Apollo 8 crew (Com­mand­er Frank Bor­man, Com­mand Mod­ule Pilot James Lov­ell and Lun­ar Mod­ule Pilot Wil­li­am Anders)