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 PostPost subject: The 'Where did the wallpaper come from' Thread        Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:46 pm 
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Ok, I often think about this, so lets just start. Everybody, if you know where a Windows-Default wallpaper was shot, post it! :P

XP Bliss (Standardwallpaper on XP):
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On a grapefield in Sonoma County, California

XP Atumn:
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Kilbride, Burlington, Canada

XP Starter Wallpapers:
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Floriano Fall, Buenos Aires
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Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ouro Preto Minas Gerais, Brazil

Aero Woods (has this really ever been an official Wallpaper in Longhorn?):
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Muir Woods National Monument, California

Windows Vista Beta Wallpaper:
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Guilin, China
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Somewhere in the Arches National Park in Utah

Windows 7 Beta Wallpaper:
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Seljalandsfoss, Island

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 PostPost subject: Re: The 'Where did the wallpaper come from' Thread        Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:21 pm 
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Nice Topic , please don t forget to post wallpapers from win2k , winme .
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I thought Windows XP bliss was a fake picture lol.

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 PostPost subject: Re: The 'Where did the wallpaper come from' Thread        Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:54 am 
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That's a pretty cool topic. :wink:
I don't have a clue which location the Longhorn Build 3683 Wallpaper show, such cornfields can be in lots of places around the world.


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I thought Windows XP bliss was a fake picture lol.

It looks fake, but its not. :P

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Wikipedia has some good information about XP's Bliss.bmp. Interesting to see that the picture was originally taken in 1996, and then what the same location looked liked in 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss_(image)

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Manosgun1 wrote:
Nice Topic , please don t forget to post wallpapers from win2k , winme .
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You are an advanced member now , congrats!:)

I looked at them, but I dont know those places. Whatever, this might be somekind of "interactive Thread", if anyone knows, please tell it.
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Yeah, thanks :P

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I thought Windows XP bliss was a fake picture lol.

People often think so, but really. It isnt :P

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I don't know why I always thought bliss was fake.......

I've always wondered about the lighthouse from OS/2 2.0 .... but that's another animal.

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Actually Windows 7 wallpapers from localized themes (at least russian) has the name of place in their "title" tag (could be seen in Details tab in properties of file). The same with some other wallpapers (at least Vista and ME).

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giantsteen wrote:
I thought Windows XP bliss was a fake picture lol.


I wouldnt doubt that its been heavily photoshopped to bring out the green grass and the blue sky, but its real. Heres how it looks on Google streetview, although its not quite as nice looking:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 01929&z=16

The actual Bliss picture was probably taken further down into the valley so that less of the mountains and house were seen then when taken from the street.

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Do someone know where did Windows 10 Technical Preview default wallpaper taken? It's a nice picture.

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The OS/2 lighthouse appears to be real. In the beta, it had a US flag flying on the pole, but this was later removed. Both of these pictures are in my Bitmap collection. (There's a thread on the 'Requests' for it, with the download link).

It's the cape neddick lighthouse in Maine.

I've seen a picture of the OS/2 lighthouse compared with the Windows 7 one. The Windows 7 one is on the second (unreleased) disk of the bitmap project.

The Win7 one is in the USA theme, #2, is Pemaquid Lighthouse and Cliffs; Maine, USA (by its exif).


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