Most Famous Desktop WallPaper Of Windows XP

By Sidharth | Microsoft

It’s amazing how a small idea transform into a larger brand. For regular windows xp user, you must have noticed the default desktop wallpaper which is one of the most famous XP wallpaper background used widely and is considered as an recognized mark of new Windows XP system. But have you ever wondered how did the wallpaper originate?

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The image is actually an front view of the place captured by photographer Charles O´Rear who also worked for National Geographic. The desktop wallpaper is named as Bliss and he captured it on his way to California’s Napa Valley with an ordinary camera. Thanks to Alpoma for sharing the information! Here is the captured original pic

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And here is the view of the latest place from Google maps


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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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Matt March 25, 2010

How would I contact microsoft and show them my images?

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drmony June 17, 2009

ya i like this wallpaper so much

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Sidharth June 14, 2009

@phototristan – Whoa, that looks awesome! Great photography and thanks for the link…

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phototristan June 14, 2009

Cool, I had no idea that was shot there. I shot this, down the street from there:

http://tristantom.com/three-trees-and-a-power-line/

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