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Title: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: rxburner on April 24, 2009, 07:24 PM
I am looking for a Desktop Photo for my new laptop....

Show us your favorites
Rx


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: mikenchico on April 24, 2009, 08:01 PM
I have quite a few, this is on the Thinkpad currently.

Pirated from John Chilese's Webshots taken during KiteParty 7.

I call it Pandemonium.



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Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Watty on April 24, 2009, 08:15 PM
Currently, I am using this one  ;D
(http://www.revguild.org/forum/uploads/1236968562/gallery_25_7_159545.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: rxburner on April 24, 2009, 09:43 PM
Nice one Mike.... a little fuzzy when I streach it though....
Rx


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: SKITCH on April 24, 2009, 11:41 PM
Nice one Mike.... a little fuzzy when I streach it though....
Rx

Maybe John has a higher res version he could send you. 

Nice shot.


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: chilese on April 25, 2009, 12:09 AM
If you click on the magnifying glass under the photo from the hyperlink, the original 2400x1800 pic is available.

If you want a better version, I can send you one which is less compressed in quality than the Webshots pic.

I like that shot too.  :)

Linked photo below:
(http://inlinethumb56.webshots.com/8951/2944769150049870108S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2944769150049870108cKXsPz)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: chilese on April 25, 2009, 12:18 AM
I liked this one of Mark Reed with the E3 prototype. That bird in the background is probably the one who emptied his large intestines on me in the parking lot later that evening.

(http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/43088/2533177590049870108S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2533177590049870108zOtUYE)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: RobB on April 25, 2009, 05:15 AM
I used this one for a few weeks...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3132/2873873474_11ca437dd5_o.jpg)

The water makes a nice dark area to make icons easier to see.

~Rob.


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: roisinroisin21 on April 25, 2009, 08:08 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3255610337_d6749c7d12_m.jpg)

My favorite


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Steve Hall on April 25, 2009, 08:26 AM
Currently


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Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: DaveH on April 25, 2009, 08:42 AM
Currently...

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Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: obijuankenobe on April 25, 2009, 08:56 AM
Lam makes a mean kite, and this is my meanest (shot last summer in NL).  This is my current desktop photo, as a reminder of what's to come:

(http://www.jjayc.com/SD%20vent%20small.jpg)

Full size here:  http://www.jjayc.com/SDvent1.jpg (http://www.jjayc.com/SDvent1.jpg)

I really hit my groove with the Cosmic this winter/spring, so I also really like this one from the winter:

(http://www.jjayc.com/cosmicsunset.jpg)

obi


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Allen Carter on April 25, 2009, 08:57 AM
This is one of my all time faves, though I have a rotating group of KP7 photos tormenting me currently.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_F5Tie9CF8ts/R4zxZTK8wtI/AAAAAAAAAp8/rQQLYCHHeIc/s800/leijakuva.jpg) (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TyZkrG4lLpao1juTS0hEnw?feat=embedwebsite)




Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: DaveH on April 25, 2009, 09:02 AM
Allen,
That pic is amazing!


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: tpatter on April 25, 2009, 09:16 AM
Can't recall where I got this one.

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Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Allen Carter on April 25, 2009, 09:35 AM
Allen,
That pic is amazing!

It was taken by Simo Salanne Sivonen but without the GWTW archive I can't find where I got it from.


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: benjai on April 25, 2009, 01:39 PM
I really like that Nirvana shot... This is my current desktop:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/benjai/Prism%20%20Caribbean%20Kiting%202009/pweR0013204.jpg)

Although from time to time I switch to this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v201/benjai/Prism%20%20Caribbean%20Kiting%202009/pweR0012569.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: zippy8 on April 25, 2009, 11:11 PM
It was taken by Simo Salanne but without the GWTW archive I can't find where I got it from.

Wrong Simo. It's Sivonen, the Orange designer, and you got it from here (http://www.kolumbus.fi/simo.sivonen/image/040810_huopis/index.html).

There's a set of links to more of his kite images here (http://www.leijaseura.fi/lsgaller/index.htm). (WARNING !!! May contain disturbing images or at least ones with me in)

Mike.


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Stevo on April 25, 2009, 11:18 PM
Here's mine!

Stevo

(http://www.melephant.com/gallery/albums/morefish/DSC_8883.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: kiteking on April 26, 2009, 07:55 AM
Here are a few I rotate on my desktop. They are all from Kite Party and were taken by John Chilese

(http://macdonaldphoto.net/images/t_z1.jpg) (http://macdonaldphoto.net/images/z1.jpg)
Click image for full size

(http://macdonaldphoto.net/images/t_z2.jpg) (http://macdonaldphoto.net/images/z2.jpg)
Click image for full size

(http://macdonaldphoto.net/images/t_z3.jpg) (http://macdonaldphoto.net/images/z3.jpg)
Click image for full size


After posting I realized the pictures are degrading when uploaded I can email the high resolution file to you if desired


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: quincy on April 26, 2009, 02:15 PM
I keep this one at work:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2590978406_243d1d0325.jpg)

This one is for the laptop:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2590972322_2ff28d6d76.jpg)

Doug


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: randyg on April 26, 2009, 07:57 PM
(http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/44268/2607909310040952072S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2607909310040952072fvMAJY)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Schook on April 29, 2009, 08:09 AM
This is my all time favorite by Randy G.
(http://inlinethumb03.webshots.com/31234/1415136264040952072S425x425Q85.jpg)

And another
(http://inlinethumb40.webshots.com/42407/2203127220040952072S425x425Q85.jpg)

Or if your more into REVs, this one by Chilese
(http://inlinethumb39.webshots.com/43430/2521214310049870108S425x425Q85.jpg)

My current desktop background
(http://inlinethumb10.webshots.com/10441/2650973630097121842S425x425Q85.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Dominic_g on April 30, 2009, 08:00 PM
hi, I might aswell post my two last background in rotation on my pc.



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Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Mandrake on May 01, 2009, 02:07 AM
(http://www.iouppo.com/life/pics/9647bc2be570ed773d7195d0a1a3d04a.JPG)

This is my desktop.
Me and my new Nemesis...


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Yan on May 02, 2009, 08:21 AM
Hi, this is my first post on this forum, My name is Yan and I am a trick flyer in the UK. I like this thread and would like to share my desk top pic! (cos even tho' I didn't take the original pic I am quite pleased with how it came out)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3494389668_b4cea10fca.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Mark E Mark on May 02, 2009, 08:50 AM
Some lovely pictures here. That Rev pic by John is quite remarkable; I also really like the Nirvana in front of the skyscrapers and the lighting of the Machine on the beach is lovely.

I can't claim any credit for this (not my kite or my photo) but I did think it was lovely:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3304/3492532642_b418139fff.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: STACKflyer on May 02, 2009, 03:06 PM
mine
(http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/8274/dsc0688bl2.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: obijuankenobe on May 03, 2009, 02:35 AM
Holy Commie Socialist kites, Batman!  Is that Obama?  :D

I thought we decided there would be no politics on GWTW anymore?!

obi


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: STACKflyer on May 03, 2009, 07:25 AM
not Obama, that Mao.


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: glk47 on May 03, 2009, 01:37 PM
Currently on my laptop: (neither my kite nor me flying, but I did take the picture)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_yKH5thudSIU/Sf3_c-ijsPI/AAAAAAAAB6M/3uWXbK_WWpw/s800/DSC_1348%20shopped%20cropped.jpg)

Larry


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Fore Check on May 03, 2009, 03:44 PM
My desktop photo is usually of my latest build;  Right now it's my 10 point rainbow Double Star. 

This thing looks so awesome it might just stay for quite some time.   8)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m225/fore_check/Double%20Star/First%20Flight%20050209/Rest%20of%20Unedited%20Pics/DSC07111.jpg)

I have some "closer" pics, but this one has the kite off to the right so it's not underneath any desktop icons.   ;)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: asburyparkjohn on May 03, 2009, 04:47 PM
Hmmm ... GLK47 was this shot taken in New Jersey-USA??? Looks like a QPRO-SUL in a backflip free fall with the camera about a foot off the ground. NICE SHOT I must say  :D :D :D :D :D

APJ


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: glk47 on May 03, 2009, 06:48 PM
Hmmm ... GLK47 was this shot taken in New Jersey-USA??? Looks like a QPRO-SUL in a backflip free fall with the camera about a foot off the ground. NICE SHOT I must say  :D :D :D :D :D

APJ

Hey John -

Yes, that's your kite, in your hands. Nice handling on the kite, I must say!  I wasn't quite that close to the sand however!  This is a crop out of a picture I think I either sent you or pointed you at on Picasa.

Larry

Oh - it was Asbury Park NJ, USA, August 3, 2008, but you already knew that.   ;D


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: DWayne on May 07, 2009, 11:45 AM
This is my current desktop.

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/TalonSet007Small.jpg)


Denny


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Jared on May 07, 2009, 12:20 PM
My Current Desktop
(http://www.alloycode.com/assets/2009/5/7/ackf-focus-7.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: ainokea on May 07, 2009, 10:02 PM
This is what's on my desktop right now.

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j275/xposo/Kites/292.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: turbo23 on May 16, 2009, 12:58 PM
cosmic tc ghost in the sun
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b316/PandaFC/kitebg.jpg)


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: kevspilly on May 19, 2009, 12:37 PM
This is on my XP PC...............
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1127/1468948127_d4421e63dd.jpg)

And this one my Vista PC..............

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1191/1392971521_908cd50062_o.jpg)

I'm being a bit greedy having two computers I know. The two different pictures help me work out which PC the switch box is switched to as I have a KVM between the two PC's.


Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: Christine on May 19, 2009, 11:01 PM
These are my favorite kites..well at the time of the picture.. ::)

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Title: Re: Your Favorite Desktop Kite Photo
Post by: KirJ on May 21, 2009, 09:19 AM
PACE

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