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16660 clicks; posted to Geek » on 03 Apr 2012 at 4:06 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-04-02 10:36:31 PM  
Thanks, I needed a new one.
 
2012-04-02 10:58:38 PM  
It's also the wrong size.
 
2012-04-02 11:04:53 PM  
Eh. there's not even any lightning in that picture. Volcano erruption pictures with massive lightning is awesome.
 
2012-04-02 11:29:23 PM  

doglover: It's also the wrong size.


This one's 1600x1067.

This one's 1200x800.

If your resolution is larger than that, sorry. Stretch it?
 
2012-04-02 11:32:34 PM  
Dramatic it is.
 
2012-04-03 12:05:19 AM  
Damn, nature. You scary!
 
2012-04-03 12:10:29 AM  
One does not simply walk into Ecuador.
 
2012-04-03 12:15:31 AM  
Well. I was expecting something... large enough to fit a screen.
 
2012-04-03 01:18:31 AM  
It's 30 years too late, but that would've made an awesome 80's Metal Band album cover....
 
2012-04-03 01:26:43 AM  
Meh. Seen better landscapes. It'd have to be a lot better to replace my new Savior

www.meh.ro
 
2012-04-03 04:18:37 AM  
I think that high rez version may download once every 90 years.

And is it just me, or does anyone else see the god Vulcan squatting down and pointing back at the crater?

/as if we needed any more proof of Vulcan
 
2012-04-03 04:24:54 AM  
Whar desktop background? Whar?
 
2012-04-03 04:33:15 AM  
Wow, 12 comments already and no one has posted this yet?

i102.photobucket.com

Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2012-04-03 04:35:01 AM  
1920 * 1200 ^

bit too noisy for me
 
2012-04-03 04:40:02 AM  
I already had that background about three years ago
 
2012-04-03 04:44:04 AM  
Awesome, but I'll keep my present background picture (new window)
 
2012-04-03 04:52:54 AM  
It's cute, but I might as well put the farking Mega Man splash screen up there if I'm going to go PAINFULLY low res.
 
2012-04-03 04:56:42 AM  
i47.photobucket.com

well, if we're showing off our favorite wallpaper ... click for 2560*1600
 
2012-04-03 05:22:18 AM  

gameshowhost: Well. I was expecting something... large enough to fit a screen.


It will fill an iPhone screen.
 
2012-04-03 05:24:43 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Awesome, but I'll keep my present background picture (new window)


Aside from the whole furvert issue, that's just a badly done picture.
 
2012-04-03 05:24:45 AM  
i182.photobucket.com
My current background

i182.photobucket.com
Another favorite
 
2012-04-03 06:04:48 AM  
Meh. Too late. I've got it from APOD yesterday.

/No, I still have some WoW screenshot as background
 
2012-04-03 06:07:03 AM  
1600x1067
http://i.imgur.com/gB1gy.jpg (new window)
 
2012-04-03 06:17:58 AM  
justlikemozarella.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-03 06:29:40 AM  
Still like mine better

i48.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-03 07:32:31 AM  
LOOK!! I can see Frodo and Sam cuddling amongst the lava down there...
www.hill-kleerup.org
 
2012-04-03 07:50:36 AM  
29.media.tumblr.com

I'll stick with Colbert.
 
2012-04-03 08:09:57 AM  
A wallpaper on my internet posting command center that isn't anime-centric? No dice, McCabe. No. Freakin'. Dice.
 
2012-04-03 08:26:30 AM  
Speaking of wallpapers, does anyone have an Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar wallpaper? 1600 by 900?
 
2012-04-03 08:27:17 AM  

American Decency Association: 1920 * 1200 ^

bit too noisy for me


Interesting, the article said that he used a Canon D20, which is a pocket cam. But the fact that he used a 70-200 lens suggests that he was using a Canon 20D, which is a fairly early crop-sensor DSLR, 8 megapixels.

Depending on the ISO he used, yeah, there'll be some noise. But considering the advances they've made in DSLR cameras, the "old" bodies are still capable of making some damn fine photos.
 
2012-04-03 08:29:23 AM  
I have one of a volcano at night in Iceland with an aurora in the sky above it
/will post it if I can find it before I leave
//only 26 minutes....
 
2012-04-03 08:41:14 AM  

NYRBill: I have one of a volcano at night in Iceland with an aurora in the sky above it
/will post it if I can find it before I leave
//only 26 minutes....


You rang?
 
2012-04-03 08:44:40 AM  

Ed Grubermann: Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Awesome, but I'll keep my present background picture (new window)

Aside from the whole furvert issue, that's just a badly done picture.


That is merely a matter of opinion. I've seen art by greats such as Picasso and DaVinci go for tens and even hundreds of thousands even though they look like nothing more than a simple sketch.
 
2012-04-03 08:45:40 AM  
I remember a doctor talking about his experiences in one of those eruptions. He was buried up to his waist by ash. Down out of the hills came a scumbag of extraordinary measures. The bastard was going around looting bodies. He at least had the decency to tell the doctor to hurry up and die so he could take the doctor's gold jewelry.

Some people.
 
2012-04-03 08:51:06 AM  
i230.photobucket.com

found it
 
2012-04-03 08:52:18 AM  

NYRBill: [i230.photobucket.com image 625x444]

found it


Very cool, thanks for posting!
 
2012-04-03 09:14:20 AM  

Earguy: American Decency Association: 1920 * 1200 ^

bit too noisy for me

Interesting, the article said that he used a Canon D20, which is a pocket cam. But the fact that he used a 70-200 lens suggests that he was using a Canon 20D, which is a fairly early crop-sensor DSLR, 8 megapixels.

Depending on the ISO he used, yeah, there'll be some noise. But considering the advances they've made in DSLR cameras, the "old" bodies are still capable of making some damn fine photos.


Yep. That's what I was thinking. The 20D was around for a long time. I think they had already come out with the 40D before I met someone that had upgraded beyond the 20D.
 
2012-04-03 09:21:38 AM  
Did anyone notice that Alan Dean Foster is one of the commenters?
 
2012-04-03 09:26:31 AM  
I needed a more work-friendly wallpaper anyways:

www.unwinnable.com

/still an awesome panel though
 
2012-04-03 09:28:20 AM  

dahmers love zombie: doglover: It's also the wrong size.

This one's 1600x1067.

This one's 1200x800.

If your resolution is larger than that, sorry. Stretch it?


You consider 1,600px × 1,067px hi-res for a computer? That's adorable.

2560x1600 or at least 2560x1440.
 
2012-04-03 09:29:57 AM  
happily the exif data is there and shows that you're both indeed right.

85mm, f/2.8, 1sec @ 1600 ISO, Canon EOS 20D

the 1 sec exposure was what he was fighting against with the high ISO ... the stars in this full crop can be seen already leaving a trail, which i suspect he tried to avoid

i47.photobucket.com

BTW, i ran the 1920*1080 image through Noise Ninja, and it's come out a treat! click to download

i47.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-03 09:31:40 AM  
O.o How the fark do you folks find anything on your desktop if you have such crazy-ass backgrounds?
 
2012-04-03 09:32:56 AM  
www.fuav.com
has more art (new window)

A friend of mine drew this and is looking in to getting a real one made.
I think it will have a working turntable in the dome.

:-)
 
2012-04-03 09:37:21 AM  

American Decency Association:

BTW, i ran the 1920*1080 image through Noise Ninja, and it's come out a treat! click to download

[i47.photobucket.com image 640x400]


Thank you.
 
2012-04-03 09:41:18 AM  
Sorry, mine gives me a chuckle every time I see it.

thechive.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-03 10:07:05 AM  

Mentat: One does not simply walk into Ecuador.


I chuckled.
 
2012-04-03 10:19:19 AM  

Tobin_Lam: Earguy: American Decency Association: 1920 * 1200 ^

bit too noisy for me

Interesting, the article said that he used a Canon D20, which is a pocket cam. But the fact that he used a 70-200 lens suggests that he was using a Canon 20D, which is a fairly early crop-sensor DSLR, 8 megapixels.

Depending on the ISO he used, yeah, there'll be some noise. But considering the advances they've made in DSLR cameras, the "old" bodies are still capable of making some damn fine photos.

Yep. That's what I was thinking. The 20D was around for a long time. I think they had already come out with the 40D before I met someone that had upgraded beyond the 20D.


Love my 20D. Bought it used from a friend when he upgrade to the 40D about 3 years ago. Paid a whole $225. Promptly bought a Tamron 17-50/2.8. I'm sure when the money is there I'll upgrade to a newer body, but I'm in no rush.
 
2012-04-03 10:24:35 AM  
Here's mine.
 
2012-04-03 10:27:18 AM  
Aw, damn it. Mine's too big and far too glorious to even be displayed as a thumbnail on Fark, apparently. It's a stream in autumn, and wide enough for two widescreen monitors.

If you go searching with the term "9X" you may still be able to find a copy. They did a few other landscape shots of various locales as well.
 
2012-04-03 10:31:03 AM  
i42.tinypic.com

Here ya go: my desktop at 20% size.
 
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