When we were thinking of what to have as the digital wallpaper for July, it was not really that difficult as we had recently been enthralled by the annual red kite feeding festival, as the silage is cut in the fields around our house.
This year there was a grand total of 14 red kites
Whilst it was difficult to capture the seen as it was going on all around us out of the 180 images taken we did think this one will make a nice wallpaper
Part of the issue when photographing them is their speed especially when changing direction and swooping down on their prey
They did not spend too much time hovering waiting for the poor animals to appear as the farmers grass cutter was forcing them out into the open
We hope you like our choice of Red Kite digital wallpaper for July taken in south west Scotland last month. Hopefully we have included all common screen size combinations, so you can enjoy it too, over this coming month. There are more free digital wallpapers to be found here...
This is all about our choice of digital image as our free January 2014 wallpaper at fullersfolio.co.uk
"Edinburgh Skyline". This was taken a few weeks ago on a very cold day in Edinburgh and we thought it would make a great wallpaper picture.
We had found ourselves coming up to the castle just as dusk was beginning to form. The colours in the sky were amazing just crying out to be captured
The hard part was choosing which image should be the one for the calendar
Maybe the crane is not quite so classical, so the castle is chosen as the one for this month.
We hope you agree with our choice, and just in case you want one without the calendar here it is.
We hope you like our choice, and hopefully we have included all common screen size combinations, so you can enjoy it too. There are more free digital wallpapers to be found here...
When we were thinking of what to have as the digital wallpaper for April, it was not really very spring like with the snow still outside, so our thoughts went back to last summer.
April Digital Wallpaper
For this month's image we have chosen a close up of the gears that are part of the drive system used to turn the lens which is part of a light house on south Kent Coast
White Cliffs of Dover
To get to the lighthouse we walked along the white cliffs in the sunshine!
Boats in the Channel
Watch the boats going by.
April Digital Wallpaper
The mechanism inside the lighthouse was fascinating, especially as all the gears worked when the lens was rotated. I hope that you agree with us.
We hope you like our choice of free Gears digital wallpaper for April taken in southern Kent last summer. Hopefully we have included all common screen size combinations, so you can enjoy it too, over this coming month. There are more free digital wallpapers to be found here...
Please forgive me for not posting this a few days. It was thought about and half written, but other things came along and I did not realise it had not been posted. Oops!
When we were thinking about what to have as March's digital wallpaper, we looked at the long range weather forecast and thought, this is very different to the heat of last year. So maybe it would be good to have an image that reminds us of the warmer weather from 2012
March Digital Wallpaper
This shot was taken at an old orchard near to Penrith, towards the end of March 2012
Orchard full of daffodils
The new growth of nature was bursting out all over the place, and it was hard to capture, but I took 129 pictures that day so have lots of future potential
March Digital Wallpaper without the month
We hope you like our choice of free Daffodils in the Sun March digital wallpaper taken near Penrith last March. Hopefully we have included all common screen size combinations, so you can enjoy it too, over this coming month. There are more free digital wallpapers to be found here...
When we were thinking of what to have as the digital wallpaper for February, the snow and rain was lashing down outside. This sort of helped guide our choice to something that was not too wet or cold.
Oyster Catcher - February Digital Wallaper
For this month's image we have chosen an Oyster Catcher on some rocks taken last June in the Isle of Islay
Isle of Islay Sunset
We were very fortunate as the weather was great at this time on Islay giving amazing sunsets
Oyster Catchers Flying
I think Oyster Catchers are a lovely birds, and can often be seen as a flock. There distinctive red to orange beaks standing out in the sky as they fly by.
Oyster Catcher February Digital Wallpaper - With Calendar
We hope you like our choice of free Oyster Catcher February wallpaper taken on the Isle of Islay last June. Hopefully we have included all common screen size combinations, so you can enjoy it too, over this coming month. There are more free digital wallpapers to be found here...
For our digital wallpaper for January 2013 we at fullersfolio.co.uk thought it would be good to have an image that reminded us of holidays and sunshine – giving something to look forward to over the coming year.
January 2013 Digital Wallpaper
To this end we choose an image of Duncansby Stacks, which are just east of John O' Groats, right at the Northern tip of mainland Scotland. I have visited this area twice in the last few years.
The beauty of the sandy beaches is amazing seemingly miles of unspoilt waves.
To the west of John O Goats is Dunnet Head , the most northerly point of mainland Britain.
To the East of John O Groats the road meanders across the hill side till it runs out as it comes to the cliff edge.
A brisk walk south along the cliff tops gives one a view of the stacks. The first time I visited the cliffs there was a small school of whales basking off the shore. I and about ten other "tourists" stood and watched the whales for about ten minutes before they vanished and swam away. (This was before I had converted to digital and the only image I have of them is a grainy print, not worth showing here)
The second time we did not see any whales but I was able to get this picture.
We hope you like our choice of free Dunscaby Stacks January wallpaper taken in Northern Scotland a few of years ago. Hopefully we have included all common screen size combinations, so you can enjoy it too, over this coming month. There are more free digital wallpapers to be found here...
Is December going to be snowy again?
Looking back through the last few years images, taken over the December- January period the one key element in them has been the snow. In fact lots of snow and so at fullersfolio.co.uk we have chosen snow as our theme for December 2012 digital wallpaper
December 2012 Digital Wallpaper
Taking pictures in the snow in the dark
Though we often seem to get quite a bit of snow around the turn of the year in the North Tyne, actually being able to photograph it is another thing. It either comes down when it is dark, or so thick that it is hard to take.
Kielder in the Snow
But when it does stop for a bit and the trusty snow plough has been along one can then get out to view the magical world which awaits.
New Kielder Resident
Sometimes even a mysterious being appears at the side of the road.
Though cars are few and far between.
The snow quickly builds up in the wind leaving the tops of the fence just peeping through.
December 2012 Digital Wallpaper
But then following an energetic walk images like the one we have chosen for the December calendar month are revealed.
We hope you like our choice of free snowy December wallpaper taken in the North Tyne a couple of years ago. Hopefully we have included all common screen size combinations, so you can enjoy it too, over this coming month. There are more free digital wallpapers to be found here...
Autumn Mists over Kielder Water
Recently on one of the few days when it has not been raining I was driving past Kielder water and was able to capture these fantastic images, and this article gives some more insight into them.
Sunrise over a Frosty Autumn Kielder Water
It was early in the morning, just after 7am and the sun had just risen over the tree line and provides a fantastic lighting colour as it is reflected on the water
Misty Autumn Morning over Kielder Water
The early morning sun highlights the mist rising from the water
Jet Trails in Misty Autumn Skies over Kielder Water
Moving to a new location and after a while the sky opens up to reveal a blue vista with these jet streams crossing
Misty Autumn Skies over Kielder Water
In this image one can see small broken ice floating on the water in the foreground, with the mist rising in the distance.
All in all I was very fortunate to be passing at just the right time, when the temperature and sun were just correct to produce these amazing conditions.
Old Wooden Fishermans Shed with Nets Drying on Roof
This month on fullersfolio we have launched a "New" Shed image collection
For quite some time now as I have been travelling around I have been capturing images of huts, shed and other similar structures. Our landscape seems to be littered with such buildings.
Wooden Fishermans Shed on Dungeness Beach
Some are in pretty poor repair and others considerably better
Fishing Net Sheds at Hastings
So we decided to celebrate trading for 6 months that we would send the time collecting together some of these images and putting them up as a “new collection”
Fishermans Shed on Dungeness Beach
Of course the irony is that in the majority of cases the sheds are far from new.
Old Shed near Greenhaugh
We hope you like this collection and we will be adding to it as and when we have the time.
This blog is all about our choice of free November wallpaper at www.fullersfolio.co.uk
Autumn Coloured Oak Leaves
Living out here in the country in the North Tyne it is easy to tell what time of year it is by just looking around. The first frost have had a go at the trees and the green pigment starts to fade turning the green leaves to their glorious autumn colours.
We have some images taken of previous years that we thought would make a good wallpaper for the month.
Russet coloured Sycamore Leaves
This year at the time of writing the colours are just on the turn but needs a couple more weeks of drying cooler weather to get that all important colour pallet.
November Wallpaper, with Calendar
The roads all around the North Tyne and over into Scotland are lined with a rich blanket of trees that come together making these glorious patchworks of colour – just perfect for a dull November day.
We hope you like our choice, and hopefully we have included all common screen size combinations, so you can enjoy it too.
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