Most of the images that Windows 10 users get to see when logging in are fairly average, IMHO. Generic stock photos which are pretty, but nothing more. And then there’s that one of the alpine lake which is quite spectacular, but the ‘tog has left his or her rucksack in the foreground. Doh!
It’s the sort of rookie error I am brilliant at making. And that’s why I don’t get my shots selected for Windows 10 lock screens. It’s also why whomever took that alpine lake one should have been overlooked as well.
But I digress. Often.
I did like this one that popped up today though:
Yeah, it’s the Norway connection again.
I mean, we can all tell where this is, but I had to ask Google to find out exactly where it is. And that place are:
Flatanger, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway, Europe.
It is part of the Namdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Lauvsnes. Other villages include Jøssund, Hasvåg, and Vik.
If you want to steal save any of the images you find on your Windows 10 lock screen, there’s good news in that they are all already on your computer. They’re just very well hidden. There’s a good page here detailing the method to find and extract them.
Well, not actually my bag, but that of Canadian photographer, vlogger and all-round nice guy Peter McKinnon. Last night, he released a video just ahead of a(nother) trip abroad showing us exactly what equipment he was taking with him:
I have to say that I’m a bit jealous. He has a lot of lovely kit. But then, he is a professional photographer. I’m not. I’m a professional microbiologist and yes, I have some great lab equipment. But there are times (many of them) when I’d much rather be travelling all over the world with my drone and some very, very expensive cameras and lenses than poking TB in the laboratory.
And, while we’re on this envy trip, can I just point out Peter’s irritatingly amazing abilities in photo and video editing? “Hashtag goals”.
I was busy writing this post when suddenly, as if to complete the trifecta of covetousness, he casually dropped this tweet this morning:
[6000 mutters several (or more) swear words under his breath]
Given his talent and that place, we’re likely to get some very special images in the near future. Something I’m really looking forward to.