What Inspires Your Desktop Wallpaper Choice?

In summary, this desktop background features a beautiful image of the night sky with stars and a galaxy or two. It would make a great background for any computer or laptop.
  • #1
sourlemon
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*whoo* missed the "be descriptive! one/two word titles may be deleted!" warning by one word :P

Post your current desktop:

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/8397/067fj.jpg

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Every time I look at this, it makes me feel like I'm in the park again :)

I didn't find a thread for this, but please delete/lock it if I'm wrong.
 
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  • #2
:sheepish: Yes, this really is my current desktop wallpaper...
 

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http://www.sciencewallpaper.com/wallpapers/blackboard-550-x-413.jpg

That is for my PC. It is a chalkboard. Makes me feel smart :)

Source: http://www.sciencewallpaper.com/

Here is one from my Mac:

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Just an amazing view of Earth. ha

Source: Macbook Pro
 
  • #4
Current desktop:
101_0123dLST800.jpg

I took this while watching tv a couple weeks ago.
 
  • #5
redpenguin said:
Current desktop:
101_0123dLST800.jpg

I took this while watching tv a couple weeks ago.

That is an awesome pic for a wallpaper.
 
  • #6
One of Andre's

:)

29qnqwy.jpg
 
  • #7
Here's mine, scaled down by a factor of 2. It's from a visit to Austria 39 years ago this fall.
 

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  • #8
What can I say, I like promoting PF. :wink:

https://www.physicsforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32807&d=1299267477
 
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turbo-1 said:
am unsure of how to post it here.

Use the "Insert Image" button just above the reply box and type in the http-location of your image.
Click for instance "Quote" on my post to see how it's done.
 
  • #11
I like Serena said:
Use the "Insert Image" button just above the reply box and type in the http-location of your image.
Click for instance "Quote" on my post to see how it's done.
Thanks. I was a programmer in the command-line era, and I don't want to blow up someone's forum with an image that is improperly formatted or too big.
 
  • #12
Beautiful turbo. Do you think I'm trying to blow some..one's..forum...*clears throat*
 
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turbo-1 said:
Thanks. I was a programmer in the command-line era, and I don't want to blow up someone's forum with an image that is improperly formatted or too big.

I do not think it is too big.
As long as the width is less than about 1000 pixels you should be okay.
 
  • #14
turbo-1 said:
I have the SDSS shot of M-51 as my desktop, but am unsure of how to post it here. It was my inspiration when researching redshift differentials in apparently-interacting galaxies.

Here's a link
http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~rhl/PrettyPictures/M51-4x4.jpg

Nice Turbo,

Here's mine, I prefer to think of it as: natural subtle complexity... beauty...

All my icons live on my toolbar below the image, where they should be, hehe... others may disagree, but it works for me.

Rhody...

P.S. If you have Windows 7, just use the snipping tool to capture, save as a .jpg file and attach as a thumbnail, piece of cake... it will be under the thumbnail file limit size.
 

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rhody said:
P.S. If you have Windows 7, just use the snipping tool to capture,

What is the snipping tool?


[EDIT] Oh! How 'bout that!
 

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drizzle said:
One of Andre's

:)

29qnqwy.jpg

:approve: nice, drizzle

This is mine, okay I tweaked it a little bit

2webaer.jpg


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22026080/IMG_9916.jpg is the full image on life size for poster format printing.
 
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DaveC426913 said:
What is the snipping tool?


[EDIT] Oh! How 'bout that!
Dave,

Use it all the time when my images are too big, way easier than resizing using some photo program. Just a little trick, now two of us have it.

Rhody...
 
  • #18
Here's mine :)
10xdan8.jpg
 
  • #19
Pranav-Arora said:
Here's mine :)

Nice! :smile:

Do you have a caption for it?
 
  • #20
I like Serena said:
Nice! :smile:

Do you have a caption for it?

Thanks!:smile:
No, never thought of it..:biggrin:
BTW, in your wallpaper, who's that person? Is that you?:smile:
 
  • #21
turbo-1 said:
I have the SDSS shot of M-51 as my desktop, but am unsure of how to post it here. It was my inspiration when researching redshift differentials in apparently-interacting galaxies.

Here's a link
http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~rhl/PrettyPictures/M51-4x4.jpg

rhody said:
Nice Turbo,

Here's mine, I prefer to think of it as: natural subtle complexity... beauty...

All my icons live on my toolbar below the image, where they should be, hehe... others may disagree, but it works for me.

Rhody...

I like both of them. Maybe I'll use this one.
 

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Pranav-Arora said:
Thanks!:smile:
No, never thought of it..:biggrin:
BTW, in your wallpaper, who's that person? Is that you?:smile:

I wish! :smile:

No, she's another member here, who posted in the thread for proliferating PF.
She earned gold membership for another one like this one.
She also happens to be my favorite student here on PF.
 
  • #23
Mostly on account of laziness:

[[PLAIN]http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/3050/auroraz.jpg
 
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1191jb9.png
Nothing fancy
 
  • #25
I've had this wallpaper for more than a year now, I can't bring myself to change it. :)

Remote_Colony_SE_by_nxxos.jpg
 
  • #26
Pranav-Arora said:
Here's mine :)
10xdan8.jpg

This is pretty neat. I like the big clock on it. Is it a mac?
 
  • #27
Running Internet Explorer? :P
 
  • #28
Adyssa said:
Running Internet Explorer? :P

Ha, good catch Adyssa. I don't know why I missed the window 7 look. I guess the bottom icons fool me. I wonder if the middle of the wallpaper is an actual music player or just picture.
 
  • #29
dlgoff said:
I like both of them. Maybe I'll use this one.
Cute Don,

Lets call it RhodTurb or TurboRhode, I like that better.

Rhody... :devil:
 
  • #30
sourlemon said:
This is pretty neat. I like the big clock on it. Is it a mac?

Thanks!:smile:
No, that's windows. I have used a rainmeter skin and i took a screenshot of my desktop.
I imported the screenshot in PowerPoint and added a bubble gradient on it so that it looks more cool. :wink:
 
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  • #32
Thanks to rhody, I have a new desktop wallpaper. I call it "rhodys rhodys".
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Here's mine for quite some time now:
c1.jpg


Any guesses about this one?
 
<h2>1. What is the significance of your current desktop wallpaper?</h2><p>The current desktop wallpaper is a photograph of a galaxy taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It serves as a reminder of the vastness and beauty of the universe, and inspires me to keep exploring and learning as a scientist.</p><h2>2. How did you choose your current desktop wallpaper?</h2><p>I chose this wallpaper because I am fascinated by space and astronomy, and the Hubble Space Telescope is a symbol of human curiosity and advancement in scientific research. This particular image caught my attention with its vibrant colors and mesmerizing details.</p><h2>3. Does your current desktop wallpaper have any scientific significance?</h2><p>Yes, this image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and showcases a distant galaxy. It provides valuable insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies, and contributes to our understanding of the universe.</p><h2>4. Do you change your desktop wallpaper frequently?</h2><p>No, I tend to keep the same wallpaper for a while as it serves as a source of inspiration and motivation. However, I do change it occasionally if I come across a particularly captivating or meaningful image.</p><h2>5. Can your current desktop wallpaper affect your productivity as a scientist?</h2><p>As a scientist, my productivity is primarily influenced by my passion for research and my dedication to my work. However, having a visually appealing and thought-provoking wallpaper can serve as a source of inspiration and help me stay focused on my goals.</p>

Related to What Inspires Your Desktop Wallpaper Choice?

1. What is the significance of your current desktop wallpaper?

The current desktop wallpaper is a photograph of a galaxy taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It serves as a reminder of the vastness and beauty of the universe, and inspires me to keep exploring and learning as a scientist.

2. How did you choose your current desktop wallpaper?

I chose this wallpaper because I am fascinated by space and astronomy, and the Hubble Space Telescope is a symbol of human curiosity and advancement in scientific research. This particular image caught my attention with its vibrant colors and mesmerizing details.

3. Does your current desktop wallpaper have any scientific significance?

Yes, this image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and showcases a distant galaxy. It provides valuable insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies, and contributes to our understanding of the universe.

4. Do you change your desktop wallpaper frequently?

No, I tend to keep the same wallpaper for a while as it serves as a source of inspiration and motivation. However, I do change it occasionally if I come across a particularly captivating or meaningful image.

5. Can your current desktop wallpaper affect your productivity as a scientist?

As a scientist, my productivity is primarily influenced by my passion for research and my dedication to my work. However, having a visually appealing and thought-provoking wallpaper can serve as a source of inspiration and help me stay focused on my goals.

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