While idling in front of my desktop watching the karmic update complete, I decided it was time for a fresh wall paper. So I put some of the good, old convergence onto a photo I took at our local tram museum recently. In case you want to run underneath a historic tramway, too, here a three different resolution edits (1280×1024, 1680×1050 and 2560×1024):
Last week a minor thunderstorm passed us by – close enough to paint our sky with weird colors. The clouds stopped short of the horizon causing the buildings on the ground to have an unreal glow. On sunset it looked like the clouds caught fire. The following photos are some original captures of the event (no Gimp involved).
The funny thing is, I shot more than 140 pictures in order to capture some lightning without noticing that I had success with the very first one:
Yeah I know, it’s tiny. Maybe next summer – seems like thunderstorm season is over for this year.
Finally I remembered to pack my real camera before jumping into my car yesterday morning. So here are the results of my latest experiment in tunnel photography. The first two are using the traditional technique, the third features a slight deviation to reveal more of the original image.
Additionally I took some non-tunnel images and ran them through the ‘convergence’ process. The last image is an original photo (no convergence here) – I merely applied some Selective Gaussian Blur to reduce the noise.
I assume these wallpapers should keep me going for a while. Maybe I’ll make some dual/wide screen edits sometime. As ‘usual’ Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 applies.
On my never-ending search for the perfect desktop background, I discovered Stopped.’s wonderful Convergence set on flickr yesterday. So on my way home I used my crappy cellphone camera to take a few tunnel snapshots and turned them into what you see below with a little help from GIMP.
Hopefully I’ll bring my real camera next time… Feel free to use these images under the terms of Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0.