Wallpaper Set 01
Wallpaper Set 02
Wallpaper Set 03
Let it snow.
It snowed. Then it snowed some more. Then it snowed again.
Thanks to the success of the first Wallpaper Gift Set, I thought I would take the opportunity to go out and photograph some snowy seasonal images.
So here they are - I hope you like them. As usual, a few of the goals behind their construction:
- Keep within a tonal range that works for Ubuntu whilst avoiding the Ubuntification of all things.
- Flow with the organic and mature feeling that Ubuntu seems to echo and yet has never adopted into its mainstream presentation.
- Create a compositional set that works together well tonally.
- Attempt to avoid the outright masculine nightmare that Free Software has devolved into while at the same time not trip over cliches.
- Respond to my audience (lol) and deliver two dual head versions. Of the two versions, one supports traditional left to right dual monitor support and the other supports top to bottom dual monitor support. Thanks go to Erik Hedekar for his suggestion.
Once again, immense thanks to all of you, each and every one. Double thanks to those people that take the time to think through some of the complexities regarding art and design in our Free Software world and post those thoughts in the comments section of this blog.
Boring technical details for those who care: Shot with a Canon 100mm 2.8 macro. Post processed using UFraw. Smoothed using GREYCstoration. GREYCstoration is a simply stunning tool for photographic work with deep arcane mathematics and algorithms - the code should be a part of every Free Software project that needs denoising algorithms. GREYCstoration is also capable of scaling images as well as foreground removal. Check out the samples on the website. Mingled and twiddled with using GIMP, Inkscape, and Imagemagick.
Ubuntu Wallpaper Gift Set Two by Troy James Sobotka is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada License.