I have been wanting to go to 2 screens for long time, so right before the end of 2011 I added another 24″ Dell LCD monitor to my desktop! It’s great having the extra screen space when editing images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and just about doing anything else on the computer. I don’t know why I waited so long! With one monitor my screen resolution was 1920 x 1200 but with two monitors now have I have 3840 x 1200 to work with.
The problem was that all my previous background images were made for a single 1920 x 1200 screen, so recently I went through some photos I have shot in recent years to re-crop them as panoramic images. Some of my backgrounds for one screen worked great changing the crop but others didn’t, so I have been trying to shoot some personal images recently for new backgrounds. I know there are plenty of places you can download some amazing images for 1, 2, and more screens but I am a photographer and want to be able to say “yes” when a prospective client in my studio asks if I shot the image they are seeing on my desktop background.
Here are 3 recent favorites and one old image re-cropped as a pano. To see bigger and sharper versions of these photos and others go here.
The first two were shot yesterday evening during sunset at Kenneth Hahn State Park. Both were multiple image captures stitched together in Photoshop.
One from Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach.
This one was from several years ago on my Canon 5D while taking a drive up the coast.