Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting a series of HD 1080P wallpaper from our recent summer travels through Appalachian Virginia, New Hampshire and Vermont. To kick things off, we’ve got a rather splendid day spent photographing fog along the Piscatiqua River in Coastal NH. As day gave way to the soft tones of dusk, the sun broke through the clouds, transitioning into a sunset that literally cast pinks and oranges and purples over the entire sky. And yet still, even with the fiery colors above, the fog lingered over the swiftly moving river, glowing bright pink as the last memories of light faded into the night. It was truly a gorgeous display of God’s artistry in creation and an absolute joy to be able to photograph.
Check out all the fun in the galley below! As always, please feel free to download any photos you like – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us spread the word!
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So…. It has been more than a few months since we posted our supposedly monthly calendar wallpaper. Thankfully, the long anticipated wait is over! We have posted 5 different wallpapers for your Augustinian enjoyment. From the lakes of Maine to the coast of Florida – not to mention a few states in between – you’ll find a nice selection of subjects to choose from. Each image is 1080P HD formatted to make the perfect desktop wallpaper.
As always, feel free to share, download and enjoy!
With a wet and dreary couple of days giving way to Florida-style hot and humid weather, we headed back into Portsmouth, NH for a rather warm and sticky evening. Thankfully, we were sufficiently distracted by photographing the progress on the new Memorial Bridge (above) and capturing one of the city’s great summertime traditions – an evening play (this year was Annie) put on by the Prescott Park Arts Festival (below). While sweat may or may not have been pouring down my forehead, I ventured out onto the docks to capture some long time exposures of the Memorial Bridge, cast in brilliant light by an amazing sunset. Once the sun set, I rejoined my family at the play, and took some time to capture the very talented cast at work. I have to say, for a guy that could really do without musicals, I quite enjoyed the show. If you find yourself in the New Hampshire seacoast area this summer, you should definitely check it out.
As always, enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as HD desktop wallpaper below!
After our extended time in Rangeley, we headed back to our home base in the New Hampshire seacoast region. The first few days back were wet and rather dreary, but that didn’t stop us from taking a picnic lunch out to one of our favorite spots (Great Island Common – New Castle, NH) and enjoying Portsmouth’s famous Moe’s subs while watching the fog roll in and out along the Piscatiqua River. From there, we ventured to the USS Albacore Museum, a great place I hadn’t toured since my childhood. The testbed Albacore represents a massive change in submarine design. Through World War II, submarines were primarily surface ships that would occasionally dive when attacking or evading attack. This resulted in submarines that looked a lot like surface ships and had a top speed under water of only a few knots. But after the war, the Navy began taking cues from the streamlining movement that had swept the aviation industry, and for the first time, developed a vessel that would be built from the ground up to live under water. This new design resulted in a vessel that could achieve 27 knots underwater and handled more like a fighter jet than a boat – so much so that the pilot’s chair was equipped with aircraft-like controls and a seat belt (pictured below)!
After years of service and a bevy of revolutionary developments, the Albacore was retired from service in 1972 and mothballed in Philadelphia. In the 1980s, a push was made to make the vessel a museum, and in 1985 she was moved to her permanent home (after moving a few roadways and a rail trellis to float her in) just a few miles from where she was launched 32 years earlier. Below is a large selection of photos from our day at Albacore. As always, enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as HD desktop wallpaper below!
As you enjoy your Fourth of July picnics, parties and celebrations across the country (and for many of you abroad), we thought it would be nice to share a few of our favorite fireworks-themed desktop wallpaper. We’ve included a selection of our favorite man-made fireworks wallpaper, such as the one above, as well as some of our favorite sunset and lighting photos for those of you that enjoy a bit more natural “fireworks”. As always, feel free to download. Most of these images are 1920×1080 full HD wallpaper.
As you can see, the show did in fact begin – at about 10:30, and it was well worth the wait. Despite the rather long walk, spotty showers and delayed start – maybe even because of all those things – it is a memory that I will cherish. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as 1080P desktop wallpaper below!
Here in the US, we are rapidly approaching the 4th of July – a day where we mark our independence and celebrate by blowing up things – usually in the air. As a tribute to this day of hot dogs and potato salad, I’ve made a selection from some of our favorite fireworks photos from years gone by, and put them into full 1080P HD desktop wallpaper for you all to enjoy.
Top, is featured a photo from a shoot at Disney World, in Orlando Florida. The photo just above is from one of our many fireworks shoots in the land of my childhood – Portsmouth, NH. Enjoy – and of course, feel free to download as a desktop wallpaper!
So, I’ve always been a big history fan. Recently, this has manifested itself in a borderline obsession with the Memorial Bridge, in Portsmouth, NH. In researching the building of the bridge at The Portsmouth Athenaeum’s website, I found a large archive of photos from the construction process (see the video I created below from 1920’s news reel and photos during the construction of the bridge). But what really peaked my interest was a series of 6 photos, taken from the same vantage point (the top of the North Tower) and seeming to have been designed to be displayed together in a primitive sort of panorama.
And that got me wondering – would it be possible to stitch these 90 year old photos together into a modern panorama? First, I tried our commercial stitching program, but due to slight differences in the images and limited overlap, it wasn’t coming together as I hoped. So much for the easy way! But by this point I was determined – and started to stitch the photos together manually using Photoshop. After about an hour, I had a pretty presentable final product (above).
I still get a kick out of the idea that 90 year old images, taken with a comparatively rudimentary camera, were able to be turned into a modern panorama. Pretty exciting stuff – Enjoy!