What the hill in the iconic Windows XP background photo looks like today.
It was a regular Friday afternoon in 1996 when photographer Charles O’Rear took the drive through California’s wine country to see his then-girlfriend Daphne. Bliss, meanwhile, has gone on to become one of the world’s most iconic photographs, chosen as the default wallpaper of Microsoft’s operating system.
Despite what many people might think, the original frame of Bliss was completely unaltered and unedited by Chuck when he submitted it to Corbis, the stock photo and image licensing service founded by Bill Gates in 1989.
"I think it’s going to be around forever," he says. "When you are 90 years old, somewhere a photograph like Bliss will appear and you will say ‘I remember that. When we had computers on our desk, that was on the screen’. Anywhere on this planet right now, if you stop somebody on the street and you show somebody that photograph, they’re going to say ‘I’ve seen that somewhere, I recognise that’.”
Today, Bliss looks very different to how it did in the late 1990s.
cnet.au: Behind the iconic Windows XP photo
Nisshin Seifun (2010) - Commercial directed by Katsuya Kondo / TV Spot designed by Toshio Suzuki and Goro Miyazaki
Zankyou no Terror scenery
Mikiko Yano : 矢野 未希子
NEVER EVER TOUCH A WRITER/ARTIST/ANYONE’S PERSONAL NOTEBOOK. DO NOT GRAB IT
DO NOT GRAB IT AND TAKE IT
DO NOT TAKE IT
DO NOT TAKE IT
DO NOT LOOK THROUGH IT WITHOUT THEIR EXPLICIT AND CONSISTENT PERMISSION
THERE IS A REASON IT IS THEIR PERSONAL NOTEBOOK AND NOT THEIR PUBLIC EVERYONE GRAB IT NOTEBOOK
I DON’T CARE IF YOU ARE JUST PICKING IT UP TO SEE SOMETHING I AM SHOWING TO YOU
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U C H I H A B R O T H E R S + quotes
naruto + pastel
So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.
God, what a Mary Sue.
I just described Batman."
WILL AUTO-REBLOG FOREVER.
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