Free Desktop Wallpaper for January 2012 from Riverwood Photography

Total Lunar Eclipse over the Calgary Skyline

Free Desktop Wallpaper

As a little bonus for my friends and followers every month I provide a free image for use as your desktop background wallpaper on your computer. Each beautiful photo is a picture that I have created and it always includes a calendar overlay for the month. I know that I’m always looking for a calendar and having one on my desktop is very convenient!

This months wallpaper image comes from Scotsman’s Hill in Calgary and features the total lunar eclipse as it descended over the city. It was the perfect situation as the eclipse and the full moon aligned with the sunrise on a beautiful winter morning. The fact that the timing of the moonset and the sunrise allowed for the rich blue sky and some detail in the foreground while also leaving the moon visible. Normally if you photograph the moon in the middle of the night you will see only a very bright moon and a very black sky, so this timing was perfect for photography. I was also very excited when I calculated that the moon and the skyline would align from this vantage point on Scotsman’s Hill.


To install the image as your desktop background, simply click on the link below that corresponds to the file resolution you would like to use. When the larger image appears in your browser window right-click on the picture and select “Set as Desktop Background…”.

For some browsers (Google Chrome for sure) you may have to choose “Save As…” to copy the image to your desktop first. You can then right-click on the file on your desktop and choose “Set as Desktop Background…”.

I’m experimenting again this month and have provided a much wider variety of wallpaper sizes. Please let me know how these work for you??

800×600 | 1024×768 | 1280×720 | 1280×800 | 1400×1050 | 1440×900
1600×1200 | 1920×1080 | 1920×1200 | 2560×1440 | 2560×1600 | 3360×1050

Tablet (Apple iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab):
Horizontal | Vertical

Apple iPhone 2, 3, or 3Gs:
Horizontal | Vertical

Apple iPhone 4 or 4s, and most Android Phones:
Horizontal | Vertical