Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Beautiful Earth Views

[Thanks to Norm]
(HD version.)



Would be cool to have a very slow version of this (and super-high-rez) on my desktop as wallpaper.
One of the newest iPhone knockoffs have an animated wallpaper, I don't get why that's not available for PCs or Macs. Sure, it'd use some processing power, but I have 16 processors sitting in my Mac Pro, most of them idle most of the time.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Tuesday, March 09, 2010   10 comments links to this post

10 Comments:

At 9 Mar 2010 15:13:00, Blogger Tommy said...

Oh My God! That is assume!!!

Thanks so much for sharing that.

 
At 9 Mar 2010 17:48:00, Anonymous Michael Burton said...

This may help:

Video Desktop on Mac

I haven't tried it myself, I just knew I'd read about it somewhere, and did a quick Google search.

 
At 9 Mar 2010 18:09:00, Anonymous Michael Burton said...

The music, by the way, is "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" by Loreena McKennitt, whose work I recommend most highly. Here she is at a Borders book store performing the beautiful Bonny Portmore.

 
At 9 Mar 2010 20:33:00, Blogger TC [Girl] said...

Tommy said...
"That is assume!!!"

I'm ASSuming, Tommy, that you were meaning "AWESOME"? :-)

I know; it too my breath away, too! ;-)

 
At 9 Mar 2010 20:38:00, Blogger TC [Girl] said...

Eolake said...
"Would be cool to have a very slow version of this (and super-high-rez) on my desktop as wallpaper."

That *would* be VERY COOL, Eo! GREAT IDEA! :-) Until then, I would "settle" for being either the helicopter pilot that flew around those ice bergs and mountains or the cameraman that shot that AMAZING footage!! I have flown in both a small plane, over some of the Canadian Rockies, as well as in a helicopter, over the ice fields, in Alaska; and the mountains of Kauaii. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND trying such an adventure, if a person ever gets the opportunity; it's something you NEVER forget!! :-P

 
At 9 Mar 2010 21:20:00, Blogger eolake said...

Thanks, Mike. I remember now, I think I tried that, or something like it. I think it didn't work, though maybe it was just because the resolution of the picture was *way* too low for my 30-inch desktop.
(I'll look closer at this one anyway.)

 
At 9 Mar 2010 22:51:00, Anonymous M. Pipolo said...

BTW, Happy birthday, Eolake!

 
At 10 Mar 2010 14:28:00, Blogger Tommy said...

TC - I'm ASSuming, Tommy, that you were meaning "AWESOME"? :-)

Well, you know what they say about Assuming something and I just proved the point. :-(

But, it was AWESOME

 
At 10 Mar 2010 14:31:00, Blogger Tommy said...

EO - "for my 30-inch desktop"

I should have such a problem. I bet stuff this really looks great on it. Or do you get vertigo when the shot continues over that cliff and pans down into the ravine?

 
At 10 Mar 2010 16:52:00, Blogger eolake said...

It did look good, but the resolution was not quite real HD, so it was not really sharp.

 

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