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Free desktop wallpaper picture of pebble rocks for download

August 3rd, 2007 · 17 Comments

Free desktop wallpaper picture of pebble rocks for download
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 9th 2007. Click image for larger view.

I got a comment on Flickr, by BobG, that this picture would be great as a wallpaper on a computer screen. Steve, author of the great blog cyrum66, recently wanted another picture as desktop background (thanks for the donation Steve!).
So I got the idea to make this pebble picture available as a free download.

Download the 1024×768 version of the picture here. Drop me a line if you should need an even larger version. I got it up to 3264×2448.
The picture is only available for personal use and should not be used commercially.

I would like to hear what my readers think of this idea. Think it can make my blog more popular?

What you see on the picture is me experimenting with a long shutter time. I placed the camera on a tripod and made the camera take the photo for 10 seconds so small waves would roll over some of the pebbles. This make the foggy effect you can see on the right side of the picture.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 10 sec (10)
Aperture: f/22
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Ånstad, Andørja (Ibestad) in northern Norway

Like this picture? Please buy me a film roll.

Tags: Coast · Free wallpaper · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Pebbles · Rocks · Sea Ocean

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JaniceNW // Aug 3, 2007 at 1:39 am

    I think it’s a fantastic idea. I’ve already got it as my background! 🙂

  • 2 alwizbme // Aug 3, 2007 at 4:53 am

    You rock !!! 😀

  • 3 punkthepump // Aug 3, 2007 at 11:06 am

    tthey look cute 🙂 thx for visit my page 🙂

  • 4 steve // Aug 3, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    great idea, and with the quality of your photos, i’m sure it will be a huge success!

    good luck!

    –steve

  • 5 John // Aug 3, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Love the shot!!!! I think sharing it as a screensaver is great idea…..

  • 6 BromoLuz // Aug 3, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks for share your pics, It’s a very nice attitude. I wanna be there 🙁

    Hugs!

  • 7 Thomas Laupstad // Aug 4, 2007 at 11:22 am

    Thanks all 🙂

    Sounds like I should add more downloads in the future.

  • 8 morinn // Aug 4, 2007 at 11:30 am

    can i use it as a desktop wallpaper? i love this photo! so so artsy!

  • 9 Norski // Aug 5, 2007 at 6:26 am

    Very, very impressive.

    Your wallpaper offer should boost traffic: but that’s something you’ll want to test.

    Your pebble rocks wallpaper is beautiful, and should be quite popular with people who don’t have many icons on their desktops.

    Just a suggestion, but if you develop your wallpaper collection, have a few low-contrast photos, too, to give your collection variety.

    BTW, you gave me something to write about for “Apathetic Lemming of the North” today. Thanks!

  • 10 www.BloggingMix.com // Aug 5, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Great idea. Very strategic, you’ll be able to generate more traffic as soon as people learn about it. I think Terence’s suggestion of placing a watermark or a copyright on it is a good idea. At least you get some recognition and additional exposure to whoever use and share it.

    Cheers.

  • 11 Thomas Laupstad // Aug 6, 2007 at 12:30 am

    morinn: Yep you can 🙂

    Norski: Yeah, you are right. I think many would prefer something that is less busy so it’s easier to see stuff on their desktop.
    I read your article. Been trying to keep focus on this site and I have yet to post anything that is not related to photos.
    Can be hard because sometimes I want to send out link love out to unrelated blogs that I like.

    BloggingMix: Ok, all your comments about copyright has convinced me. 🙂

  • 12 Vishnu // Aug 17, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Thanks for making this downloadable. I just did. Good photograph.

  • 13 Nate Balcom // Sep 12, 2007 at 6:13 am

    You should think about making a google screensaver download package. I saved a bunch of your pics and added them to my G-Screensaver and they look fantastic. You’re a damn fine photographer! Would be some pretty decent link bait to boot…I’m just sayin.

  • 14 Thomas Laupstad // Sep 12, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Nate:
    Interesting. You know how to make one?

  • 15 Nate Balcom // Sep 12, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    I just started using Google Screensaver. They have an option to choose a folder of pics from your own machine as the gallery. I’m sure with a little bit of hacking this could be compiled into 1 package for download.

    When you first download Google Screensaver it has a folder of default pics it runs through, with captions. Like I said I just started using it, but it couldn’t be that hard to bundle the 2 together. Seems like it would be as simple as replacing the default folder with one filled with your images. I’

    I’m gonna have to do some research tonight after work. I was just thinking it would be a cool thing for you to offer your readers. Like I said it looks great on my machine.

    A free package like this could draw new readers and help promote your site.

  • 16 Nate Balcom // Sep 13, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Ok I did a little searching this morning and figured out how to use Google Photo Screensaver’s RSS option to display your photography. It’s a pretty simple process and it’s laid out right here.

    http://natebal.com/journal/?p=1025

    It still needs a little tweaking, Naming of photos and what not, but here’s one solution.

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