Monday, March 01, 2010

Desktop Backgrounds

Today I made a new desktop background.

Smiley really likes looking at the moon. He enjoys reading Goodnight Moon and Moon Mouse often. Since I could not find a photograph I liked of the moon above the horizon, I'm using the famous photogram Earthrise from this site. On one side I put the Kaddish, from here.

My previous desktop background was the Ground Squirrel Praying photograph here.

2 comments:

cayswann said...

I *adore* making desktop images from space and sky photography. I highly recommend "Astronomy Picture of the Day" ... which does not have its own RSS feed, but someone built one here: http://acme.com/jef/apod/rss.xml

Some of the best images:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap091023.html - Large moon
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap091022.html - Moon and planets at sunset
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090924.html - big sunset
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090528.html - tiny moon reflected
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090430.html - moon with clouds
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090424.html - (faint) crescent moon & venus
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090416.html - castle and moon
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090226.html - Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090113.html - Large moon over Alps (my current desktop)
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap081224.html - iconic blue marble
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap081212.html - Moon rise, huge
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap081205.html - sunset w/ smilie face in sky
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap081203.html - LA skyline w/ smilie face

cayswann said...

Oh, and for more Smiley-friendly images, you might want to subscribe to National Geographic's Photo of the Day:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/rss/photography/photo-of-the-day