Wallpapers

Wallpaper November 2009

Wallpaper November 2009

So does this mean I won? The last screen saver I shared with you back in May stumped everyone! I don’t remember that ever happening before.

I have to admit the aerial view makes this place look entirely different than it does from “terra firma.” The silhouetted trees in the foreground aren’t on an island, they’re on a point. It’s Kring Point State Park. Perhaps some of you will now recognize it. I don’t know much about this area as I was hoping you’d fill me in about it, but that's the east end of Goose Bay in the background, just a few miles downstream from Alexandria Bay.

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Wallpaper May 2009

Wallpaper May 2009

I continue to be impressed by how many people manage to identify a scene I never expect will be recognized. This is the exact opposite of the view boaters see while passing the Sifton Estate just downstream from Browns Bay Provincial Park. The coordinates are B 24 on the books' maps if you're not sure where this is.

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Wallpaper April 2009

Wallpaper April 2009

Last month’s shot of the Brockville Narrows is a particularly meaningful one for me. When I first flew up the River on a random flight with a couple of friends in 1992, this was my first glimpse of the Thousand Islands. As you probably know it had a profound impact, changing the course of my life. A serendipitous accident.

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Wallpaper March 2009

Wallpaper March 2009

Whenever I think I've succeeded in finding an image that is obscure enough or from a sufficiently different perspective to escape detection, I'm always amazed when several correct responses inevitably surface. Such is the case with last month's image which also produced some interesting stories, making the decision a tough one. Dave Montrois takes it by a whisker for sharing this:

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Wallpaper February 2009

Wallpaper February 2009

I almost had you fooled last month. Surprisingly few correct answers came in despite the fact this is same scene featured in the December 2005 wallpaper. The only difference is that this time it's snowing - hard, which made it tough to keep the lens dry. "I’ve always seen this spot as classic Thousand Islands. It’s the Lost Channel, named for an incident that occurred here on August 14, 1760. If you aren’t familiar with the story and have my first book available, page 41 will explain.

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