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Some Random Japan Desktop Backgrounds From the Past Year
NOTE: Images with an icon next to them have been artificially shrunk to better fit your screen; click the icon to restore them, in place, to their regular size.

Some random desktop backgrounds in my photo library from the past year. I used these as practice with the new render engine in Lightroom 4, which I like but am not completely used to yet.

Often, a photo here is from some trip or event that I already blogged about; the “nearby photos” link under each image brings you to related posts.

of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Wheat
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of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
In a Garden
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of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Fluffy End
of the wheat
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of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Pierre Nadeau
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of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1600 sec, f/2.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
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of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Palm Tree Husk
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Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/125 sec, f/13, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Mountain Ravine

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Gion Matsuri Shinkousa

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/320 sec, f/2, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Festive Mood
of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
“No Fishing”
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of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/500 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Desktop-Background Versions
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of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/6400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Vertical Desktop-Background Versions
1050×1680  ·  1200×1920  ·  1600×2560
of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 5600 — map & image datanearby photos
Desktop-Background Versions
1280×800  ·  1680×1050  ·  1920×1200  ·  2560×1600
of a pretty scene in Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 5600 — map & image datanearby photos
Desktop-Background Versions
1280×800  ·  1680×1050  ·  1920×1200  ·  2560×1600

Comments so far....

Just as an aside, I’m going to start creating some of my desktop wallpapers in “new iPad” size: 2048 x 1536.

That’s an interesting idea. I like pretty pictures for my computer’s desktop background, but I like calm (unbusy) pictures on my iPad that don’t conspire with a field of busy icons to give me a headache. I like to show images with the iPad, but not via the desktop background. Maybe I’m alone in this feeling. (I’ve never liked Apple’s default desktop background and screen-lock image… they give the impression that the screen has a scratch!) —Jeffrey

— comment by Paul Cunningham on March 17th, 2012 at 4:19am JST (2 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

どの写真も素晴らしいですが、特に”No Fishing”が気に入りました。私のデスクトップバックグラウンドになっています。おじさんの全く気にしていない素振りが最高です。こういう風にみんな生きていけたらいいですね。

— comment by 白菊 on March 29th, 2012 at 1:36pm JST (2 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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