Rants tag

Rants, ruminations, and rambling remarks from my mad, muddled, meandering mind.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 15 - In Which I Share My Computer Desktop Background and Why I Chose It

Autumn Leaves, Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA by rowanblaze
Were you expecting gaming-related art or something? I will admit that I had the WoW 5th Anniversary wallpaper for a while (the one with all the faction leaders looking badass). And I've had Rift screencaps and such. But, for the last 6 months or so, I've been using the one above: a picture I took myself with my then-new Samsung Infuse smartphone. Some coworker friends and I were visiting George Washington's plantation, Mount Vernon—just south of Washington, D.C.—last November. On a path leading up from the Potomac River to the Family Crypt, I stopped and took this shot of the autumn leaves. It's probably the most beautiful picture I've ever taken; I'm not exactly a great photographer. So I chose this background for my Asus G73 and my Infuse because it has a personal connotation.
Gougane Barra, County Cork, Ireland by SkyHigh
This is the background on my computer at work, a picture by "SkyHigh" I found on Wallpapers-Room.com: The church at Gougane Barra, County Cork, Ireland. I love misty, overcast weather and lush vegetation. I enjoy Seattle and the Pacific Northwest for the same reasons I love this picture. Granted, this appears to also be an autumn shot. Like many people, I love the fall season with its crisp weather and the brilliant colors on the leaves. I think I could spend hours just enjoying the tranquility of this place. Of course, in reality, it's probably overrun with tourists. :\


  1. Ooh, nice. And with a smartphone? I never have that kind of luck. I drag my camera bag around when I want to get good shots.

    Thanks for sharing! I'm a sucker for great tree photos. :)

    1. Ja this is a pretty great shot, if I do say so myself, especially since it's from a phone. One of my friends had a real nice camera and she took a shot, too. It's probably better overall than mine, but they look about the same at monitor resolutions.