A nice shiny glossy Windows XP logo! I had initially just made this for myself but I got many requests for it after I posted my desktop, so I made a few colors variations and will post it here. I know it's not a very original subject, but it's just for fun.
The zip contains 15 variations, various backgrounds with a black logo, some with a multi-colored XP logo and some with a Longhorn colored logo.
There is also a 1600x1200 zip available for those with standard ratio screen displays.
EDIT: Just wanted to note that the bottom row of color variations is only for the preview and does not actually appear on the individual wallpapers.
2001. I was in Hoima, Uganda.
The medical team had gone into the prison there to examine and treat the inmates. I was forbidden to enter. No photographers had ever been allowed inside.
Then just before dusk I got the message. They were going to allow me in for 15 minutes...did I want to go?
I flew over to the compound in the teams Landrover. The light was dying and I wasn't allowed to use a flash.
The compound itself was layed out in a square with the cells forming the perimeter around a dirt courtyard. There the prisoners shuffled like ghosts, not allowed to speak unless spoken to. The guards were very wary of me. Why they allowed me in, I to this day don't know.
I discovered that most inmates there were in for petty crimes, mostly for fighting with their neighbor. It wasn't until later that I realized that most serious crimes such as murder are dealt with immidiately in the street. They never live to see a prison. Thievery is dealt with in the very same way.
So, I took my shots. Then just as the light was almost gone. (I was down to 1/15 second at f: 1.9 pushing two stops) I saw this man in the far corner in his cell. I don't know why I went over. I was already being ushered out. I felt compelled to go. Just then he flashed me a peace sign with the most genuine and joyful smile. Perhaps it was a thank you for the work the team did, perhaps it was irony or perhaps it was something deeper. In my heart I feel it was indeed something deeper.
Peace in the midst of a situation that warrants none. That was a true peace.
So...peace to you, my brother. Whoever you are....
Oilgraph on canvas with wax and powdered brass. 16x20
Update2: The Ultimate Desktop Version. Added 16:10 Ratio up to 2560x1600, 5:4 Ratio 1280 x 1024. a complete experience of my Basic Wallpaper. Enjoy it
Check out the Mobile Version of this Wallpaper, Support Motorola Droid (Designed for Multiple screens) and Apple iPhone range. [link]
- Updated: with ~MarinDesign's Suggestions i made improvement on the color. The new version has a smoother color. much much better so Please Please re-download it. I also found a way to keep the file size small. This wallpaper works best with 16:9 and 4:3 monitors.
So many people asked me to make a wallpaper base on my Windows 7 Packaging design. So here it is. i call it Basic, because is really a simple wallpaper.
Explore the colors so Download them now
It has total of 24 wallpapers. 4 Colors X 6 Sizes. Enjoy them. These wallpapers are only for personal use.