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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Minimal Mountains by FreshPie
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Minimal Mountains

February 1st, 2017

Inspired by years of InterfaceLIFT browsing, I sculpted these mountains in Blender and composited in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Out of this Whirl by NASA Images
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Out of this Whirl

March 14th, 2016

The graceful, winding arms of the majestic spiral galaxy M51 (NGC 5194) appear like a grand spiral staircase sweeping through space. They are actually long lanes of stars and gas laced with dust.

This sharpest-ever image of the Whirlpool Galaxy, taken in January 2005 with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, illustrates a spiral galaxy's grand design, from its curving spiral arms, where young stars reside, to its yellowish central core, a home of older stars. The galaxy is nicknamed the Whirlpool because of its swirling structure.

The Whirlpool's most striking feature is its two curving arms, a hallmark of so-called grand-design spiral galaxies. Many spiral galaxies possess numerous, loosely shaped arms which make their spiral structure less pronounced. These arms serve an important purpose in spiral galaxies. They are star-formation factories, compressing hydrogen gas and creating clusters of new stars. In the Whirlpool, the assembly line begins with the dark clouds of gas on the inner edge, then moves to bright pink star-forming regions, and ends with the brilliant blue star clusters along the outer edge.

Some astronomers believe that the Whirlpool's arms are so prominent because of the effects of a close encounter with NGC 5195, the small, yellowish galaxy at the outermost tip of one of the Whirlpool's arms. At first glance, the compact galaxy appears to be tugging on the arm. Hubble's clear view, however, shows that NGC 5195 is passing behind the Whirlpool. The small galaxy has been gliding past the Whirlpool for hundreds of millions of years.

As NGC 5195 drifts by, its gravitational muscle pumps up waves within the Whirlpool's pancake-shaped disk. The waves are like ripples in a pond generated when a rock is thrown in the water. When the waves pass through orbiting gas clouds within the disk, they squeeze the gaseous material along each arm's inner edge. The dark dusty material looks like gathering storm clouds. These dense clouds collapse, creating a wake of star birth, as seen in the bright pink star-forming regions. The largest stars eventually sweep away the dusty cocoons with a torrent of radiation, hurricane-like stellar winds, and shock waves from supernova blasts. Bright blue star clusters emerge from the mayhem, illuminating the Whirlpool's arms like city streetlights.

The Whirlpool is one of astronomy's galactic darlings. Located 31 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), the Whirlpool's beautiful face-on view and closeness to Earth allow astronomers to study a classic spiral galaxy's structure and star-forming processes.

Object Names: Whirlpool Galaxy, M51, NGC 5194/5

Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Manhattan before the storm by JohnDoe
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Manhattan before the storm

July 30th, 2018

Picture of the big apple right before vicious rain. Taken July 2018.

Adobe Lightroom 6, MeFOTO A1350, Fotodiox WonderPana ND 32 Filter.

Nikon D810, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.

Photo Settings: 14mm, f/14, 10 seconds, ISO 64.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Beach at Punta Cana by HerrVorragend
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Beach at Punta Cana

July 25th, 2018

I discovered this palm at the wonderful place called Punta Cana.

Adobe Photoshop.

Sony Alpha 7.

Photo Settings: 50mm, f/22, 2 seconds, ISO 100.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Sunset at Big Apple by Oliver Buettner // Ascalo Photography
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Sunset at Big Apple

May 11th, 2016

After a day with cloudy and rainy weather, we were lucky to get a great sunset on top of the Empire State Building. The colors of the sky and of the fading city were just great!

Canon EOS 5DS R, Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

Map: 40.7483, -73.9855

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Lonesome Tree by Youen California
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Lonesome Tree

June 16th, 2014

Arches National Park near Double O' Arch.

Nikon D800E, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED.

Photo Settings: 24mm, f/3, 1/1600 second, ISO 100.

Map: 38.7997, -109.6208

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Nebula City by Dominic Kamp
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Nebula City

December 2nd, 2015

Taken from the top deck on the 102nd floor. At sixteen floors above the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building, it gives the most spectacular views of the city and beyond.

Clouds were gathering and slowly casting over the city which gave a very intense atmosphere. Enjoy!

Adobe Photoshop CS, NIK Color Efex.

Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.

Photo Settings: 14mm, f/2, 2 seconds, ISO 200.

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Stonehenge Storm by auburnalum06
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Stonehenge Storm

May 5th, 2018

It was raining the morning we left London and drove out to Stonehenge. We were feeling less and less optimistic about our timing as the rain continued throughout the day. Fortunately, as we boarded the shuttle that took us to the site, the rain stopped and the clouds began to break apart a bit. The dying light of the day mixed well with the layers of clouds in this 4 shot HDR exposure.

Photo Settings: 50mm, f/16-20, .4seconds, ISO 100

Lightroom, Photoshop (to remove people), Induro Panhead Tripod, Circular Polarizer, Remote Cable Release

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM.

Photo Settings: 50mm, f/16, 1/2 second, ISO 100.

Map: 51.1789, -1.8262

High-resolution desktop wallpaper The Birthplace of Rivendell by Dominic Kamp
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The Birthplace of Rivendell

November 29th, 2016

It is said that Tolkien travelled through the landscape of Switzerland to the Lauterbrunnen Valley, a deep valley that many people now believe was the direct inspiration for the valley of Rivendell, a place instrumental to events both in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

The name Rivendell itself means "Deeply Cloven Valley" and the Lauterbrunnen, with its steep sides and many waterfalls (72 to be exact), certainly fits this description, with the mountains of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau lying beyond.

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, Color Efex, Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich.

Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED.

Map: 46.6000, 7.9089

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Natural Arch by hsrob
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Natural Arch

October 13th, 2015

Taken at the Natural Arch (Bridge) in Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia. A popular destination for many years it has changed since I've last been there (many years ago) with the addition of a tree that has fallen through the cave roof and, unfortunately, a viewing platform which restricts photo options. Nonetheless I'm pleased with how this came out but I feel it is most suited to a wider aspect crop.

Edited in Adobe Camera Raw.

Nikon D750, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.

Photo Settings: 15mm, f/11, 2 seconds, ISO 100.

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