November Desktop Wallpaper

In Craft & Vision, Hokkaido, News & Stuff, Wallpapers by David9 Comments


Desktop Wallpaper from Hokkaido, Japan, last winter. Enjoy!

I’ve just got back from a nice road trip – one that took me for the first time in almost two years over the US border. Let’s just say I’ve had some unnecessary issues stemming from a decision to live nomadically with no fixed address a couple years ago. Anyways, there’s some hope that’s behind me now. I flew down to Arizona, sans cameras, and had a great time with family, my girl, and a long drive up the coast.

Lots going on around here. A complete overhaul of the Craft & Vision site, including the new video podcast, will be coming in the next month. I’m aiming to make it a weekly thing, and it’ll be completely free. If you’d like to submit your images to me for consideration on this podcast, there’s more info here.

I don’t want to start any rumours, but so-called Black Friday is coming on November 29, and I’ve heard we might be repeating the annual blow-out sale at Craft & Vision. One day only. Big deals. Now would be a great time to buy something for your favourite photographer. Here’s my idea: go to and get a great deal on a high-capacity SD card. Buy a stack of great resources from Craft & Vision during the sale. Download those products straight to the SD card. Put the card back into the packaging, and wrap it. Then write a nice card and let them know the gift is not ONLY the great SD card, of which we can all use more, but if they plug it into their computer first, there’s a bunch of awesomeness on there! Or use a USB drive if your favourite photographer’s most likely just to jam the card into a camera, format it, and start shooting. Not all photographers read. 🙂 On a budget? Buy the SD card and put our 3 free eBooks on there. Won’t cost you a thing.

We just published Issue 5 of PHOTOGRAPH and if I don’t say so myself, this is one of our best issues. More information on Issue 5 here.

I’ve got 6 weeks at home and then it’s Ethiopia, Kenya (my mother’s first safari!), and Zanzibar (SCUBA lessons and a chance to play with my camera in the water for 2 weeks!). After that I come home for more foot surgery and I’m sitting around recovering for a couple months, so I’ve set aside time to read, write, record some podcasts, and work on a macro abstract project I’ve been excited to play with.

Sorry for the newsy post. I guess I felt the need to explain my busy-ness and absence. Enjoy the wallpaper.


  1. Glad you enjoyed your journey and family! No camera!?
    I decided to check out your website since I enjoyed The Created Image Video series so much! I have to admit I have never looked at your website, though watched the video multiple times & have all of your EBooks from Craft & Vision! I am totally inspired! Ready to make and study those photos! Looking forward to the new video podcast. The SD card is a great gift idea. What about the possiblity of having some your books available on Black Friday since I have most of the Craft & Vision books? Never hurts to ask. Hope your foot heals well while enjoying your new project!

    1. Hi Sharana – I’d love to offer my books for Black Friday but sadly I just can’t compete with Amazon. Perhaps you should check Amazon or on Black Friday and see if they’re offering anything.

  2. Thank you for the serenity of this beautiful scene. Although, here in Charlotte, NC, USA it is autumn and golden, we do have fog and mist…but this photograph reminds me of the real thing. You Photography magazines are so well done, interesting, and expose me to images I would not otherwise see…well done. I have them all, on both computers!!!

    smiles: sharon

  3. Hey, I am sure many of us love the ‘newsy’ posts of yore. Always happy to hear what keeps you busy, living life. 🙂

    Also happy to hear that the U.S. treated you well this time round.

  4. I was a wonderin’ what you’ve been up to. Sounds like you are having a good time.

    I hope you don’t have a difficult time with the traveling you have coming up and that pesky foot!

    Anyway, keep on truckin’ and be well and keep on writing and making great images.

    Love that image, talk about “minimalist”…..and yet I feel like I’m there.

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