crash wallpaper 1680 x 1050 PNG


‘crash’ was one of my first scribbles. It is a self portrait, drawn on terrible paper with a terrible pen. I’m a shift worker, and I spend a lot of time not knowing if it’s day or night (let alone what day of the week it is) so my couch is a place I crash often. It is easily one of the biggest couches in the world, and it’s nearly as comfortable as my bed.

I wanted to share this image properly as a wallpaper because it reminds me how far I’ve come, thanks to the Google+ community.

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Kwinana freeway has been bewitched by construction zones for years now. At the moment, 3 lanes of southbound traffic are driving on the shoulder while council teams do… stuff. It’s absolute mayhem. I took quite a few still and motion shots of this mess last night; but this one is by far the craziest. I like it because you can pick out a few of the traffic signs & the floodlight on the right. in fact,  if you follow the pattern of the lights as they move and twist through this photo, you’ll see how many times I stopped and started moving in this 30 second exposure. Chaos. I find it oddly comforting to view my drive home in one frame like this.

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Stopped at an intersection in Perth city at around midnight.

Process: camera is mounted on the dash using a Joby GorillaPod; settings f/29 ISO400 exposure 30 seconds (photograph is taken at night). With this particular shot, I was stopped at the intersection for about 10-15 seconds, then drove through it. The bright red slash from the traffic light is, of course, actually green! The green stationary/starred light above it is the red one. Confused? The red slash is created when I drive through the intersection.

The following editing/filters are done in photoshop: Inverse image, 2 curves layers, and a Filter layer. Very simple! With CS5 I am using Adjustment Layers to edit the image non-destructively. I do a lot of tweaking to get the tones and subtle shadows balanced, so each one is slightly different; destructive editing is never a good option.

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You can download this wallpaper here. 1920×1080 / 16:9 PNG

Street Car

Street Car

Another 30s exposure. This is the freeway, tailing a car (on the right). Bright overhead halogen freeway lights make the bold, angular lines. Photoshop processing: inverse, some curves to exaggerate tone & contrast, and some filtering to give the pastel feel.

Exposure: 30 seconds F/25.0 ISO800

You can download the 1920×1080 PNG file HERE.