I watched the stats for my wallpaper page tick past one million a few days ago. Wow! If you’d have told me when I posted my first macro photo years ago that it’d be the most popular page on my blog (by a long shot), I wouldn’t have believed it. I haven’t actually added up the individual downloads, but it would easily exceed one million, since I get a lot of direct links from other sites. I average a little over 4GB downloaded each day. Interestingly, more people download the widescreen versions of my wallpaper than the standard ones. I wouldn’t have expected that.
I receive a request almost every other day from someone who wants to use one or more of my photos for a project. I almost always say "yes," because I really enjoy seeing how the photos are featured. All I ask for is credit for the photo, a link back to my wallpaper page, and a sample or photo of the finished project. Over the years, my photos have been used: as wallpaper for Windows Vista, as a backdrop for a concert, in car brochures, in magazines, as large glass panels in a Japanese architecture firm, as a background for plasma displays in universities, in annual reports, and many others. It’s quite inspiring.
So, to commemorate the occasion, I’ve just added 10 new photos for your enjoyment. Most of them should feel like spring, except maybe the deep blue image. It’s the only photo I liked from a series that involved food coloring.
On to the next million!