I recently went to Tuscany and had interesting daytime conditions with blue skies and puffy clouds. When I posted some photos on Instagram Stories I noticed how almost everyone was saying the scenes looked like the classic Windows XP wallpaper. I already thought of this myself but it was funny to see how everyone acknowledged my thinking. I think I got over 20 people replying on a story saying it looked like the Windows XP wallpaper. The Windows XP wallpaper is probably one of the most iconic wallpapers (if not the most) for people from my generation. I, therefore, made a series of 10 photos that make you go back in time.

Some background info on the images. Most were shot with longer focal lengths with my Sony A7R2 and 70-300 G lens. In a lot of photos a CPL was used the get richer sky and grass tones. The Tuscany hills in Italy are great for this kind of photos as the greens come out really great during days with blue skies and nice clouds. The clouds give shadows that make certain patterns on the hills that give the images a dynamic feel.

Last but not least, if Apple or Microsoft are seeing this: feel free to drop me an email for an upcoming OS and we’ll talk! Let’s bring back the grass and the puffy clouds!

Now for everyone that wants these images as wallpapers, you can sign up for my newsletter on my website. I’ll be sending out the high-resolution versions for wallpaper later this month!

I attached the Windows XP Wallpaper as the first image as a tool of comparison.

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Classic Windows XP Wallpaper

Shot randomly in Tuscany, showing great similarities with the classic Windows XP Wallpaper