The image below (scroll down) is a 1024x768 pre-formatted desktop for you
to download to your computer.
Drag it to a folder on your computer or right click and select Set As Desktop Background and the computer will do everything for you.
If you like this image visit my galleries to see more of my work!
I am now distributing images on Google+ and Facebook. "Like" my work on Facebook or Circle me on G+ and enjoy my desktops and a photo stream of my current shots.
Click Here to See the Larger Version...
Scroll Down for Free Desktop...
Perseid Meteor Shower at Mono Lake
South Tufa - Mono Lake - California
This was the evening of the first day of my late season trip to the Sierra. We drove all day over Sonora Pass and down 395 to Mono Lake. We went and pitched out camp in the lower Lee Vining campground, had some dinner and made ready for night photography.
We arrived at the tufa garden at around 10PM and it was pitch dark. Couldnt see a thing!
The stars were all out with just a sliver of the setting moon. Mono Lake has very little light contamination so the stars were very intense.
There were a number of folks there watching the shooting stars. As we went down the trails into the formation the crowd thinned out to just a few hardy souls with headlamps.
We set up and started shooting tufas and sky. This sequence took a good chunk of time to shoot. I spent 15 minutes shooting the tufa with open flash at ISO 1200 from a variety of angles. The exposure I picked was flashed twice, once from the right and once from the left. My star exposures were in the 1.5 minute range at ISO 2000 with 2 in each camera position and some setup for each, about an hour in all for this one shot.
We finished at 2:00 AM and definitely were very tired!
But... What great fun!!!
This is an 82 megapixel image made from a number of frames of Canon 5D Mark II data.
Buy a Print of Perseid Meteor Shower at Mono Lake
Prints do not include colored surround.
The desktop art dated 2010 and 2011 very strongly resembles a float mounted print hanging on a colored wall.
Make your friends happy and share this desktop with them!!!