Lights of London (yep, these are wallpapers)

When I stood on Queen’s Walk in London, next to the National Theatre (roughly here; btw: this is one of the few occasions where “here” is a sensible choice for a link text, but I digress…), I could not help but notice the abundance of lighting. So I opened the shutter and waved my camera around. Here are the (unedited, except for level adjustments) results:

Triple screen desktop wallpapers II

From this handy index of high resolution Hubble images I have derived another set of three screen wide (3·(1920×1200) = 5760×1200) space wallpapers:

Image credits: Both: NASA, ESA; Orion nebula: M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team; Helix nebula: NOAO, The Hubble Helix Team, M. Meixner (STScI), and T.A. Rector (NRAO)

Triple screen desktop wallpapers

I needed three screen wide wallpapers in resolution 5760×1200. But there were only a hand full of decent ones. So I searched the European Space Organisation image archive for material. Luckily, they release their photos under a Creative Commons license, i.e. the CC-BY 4.0. These four wallpapers are based on two images: Carina Nebula, NGC 3372 by ESO/T. Preibisch and the Milky Way by ESO/S. Brunier.

Pinakothek der Moderne 1/2

After being closed for several months of renovation – strange for an almost new building – the Pinakothek der Moderne is open again and still has its Sunday admission of 1€. Reason enough to revisit my favourite spot for high-key photography. The following pictures are almost unedited, cropped photos taken with lightstrong overexposure. Like usual, they have 1920×1080 (aka 1080p or FullHD) resolution. Enjoy!

New black desktop wallpapers

For the darker season some darker desktop wallpapers, again in tablet-friendly 2048×2048 resolution. The photos were taken mainly in Singapore and show a party crowd under a sphere-shaped light, a man reading under the floodlight of the sport stadium nearby and defocused street lights, reflected on water. The street picture shows the bridges over Marina Bay; notable is the iconic DNA bridge in blue on the left side. The rainbow is a peculiar light decoration next to my workplace.