Wallpapers of the week: natural photography

By , Mar 2, 2014

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Continuing to grow with demand and reader input, the Wallpapers of the Week section is a quite popular place on the site for downloads. Additionally, the comment sections are becoming a repository of reader screenshots and images. For that, we thank you.

Over the past two weeks, super hero packs dominated the wallpapers of the week. They were met with much fan fair but it was suggested to move away from “themed” wallpaper sets. While I fully anticipate going back to the wallpaper themed pack options in the future, it is time for a change. Instead of created images, natural photography is stunning, when done correctly…

Wallpapers

Today there are two featured artists for the below photographs. First, “Sunset Of The Gods” captures a double lightning strike during a thunderstorm. Setting his camera to auto shoot every second with a longer exposure time, Isaac Sloan managed to snap a stunning image that is almost too good to be real. You can find him @elorest or his personal site.

Second, the colorful London Eye image is the handy work of amateur photographer George Johnson. “Twilight’s Eye” was taken on a cold December morning.  Keep up with George @fuzzyp1ggy or his personal site.

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Sunset Of The Gods: iPad; iPhone 5/s/c

Twilight's Eye

Twilight’s Eye: iPad; iPhone 5/s/c

Downloading

Loading the images to an iOS device is simple. Tap the device name under the corresponding image. Once the full resolution picture loads, tap hold, then save to Camera Roll. Once saved, navigate to Photos.app or Settings.app and set the new image as wallpaper. From a desktop, save the full image to the iTunes sync folder.

Submissions

Help curate the Wallpapers of the Week section! I have been getting more images submitted through email which is great! Make sure if there is a known artist, to include the information. Submit via email by embedding the image, in specific iOS resolutions, to jim@idownloadblog.com. To submit via Twitter, or just to keep updated, follow me @jim_gresham.

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  • Prasoon Singh

    These look amazing! It would be cool if you guys could do wallpapers of the week for the Mac. It’s hard to find some high quality wallpapers.

    • Lady GAGA

      Try this

  • Leader of iDB

    A summation of why iOS 7 is garbage:

    I agree. Just because the opposition are selling large numbers of devices on operating systems with crude graphic design does not make crude graphic design a good idea. With iOS6 Apple had the world’s best user interface, with depth, visual clarity and sophistication. Now with iOS7 we have crude cartoonish icons with no depth, extremely poor visual clarity and a naive appearance that you would expect from a child. Anyone who has Photoshop experience will tell you that the iOS6 appearance was a high level graphic design with reflection, form, background shading and a heirachy of colours working together to achieve an apparent simplicity that concealed the considerable effort which must have gone into it. iOS7 on the other hand has none of these features.

    There are other poor features. The sea sick feeling you get from having to watch the pointless parallax effect and the decision to burden the iOS to the point where even a new iPad can no longer run the interface in a smooth fashion.

    This is Apple’s poorest effort, since beacme a fan in 1990. I resent the sight of it every time I use the iPad. Fortunately I only upgraded my iPad. My old iPhone now looks fabulous by comparison. Now Apple’s tablet is as ugly as everyone else’s, I might as well have a look at their product in future. Something I never thought that I would do.It seems that Apple have prevented us from downgrading.But I agree that downgrading would be the best solution. iOS 7 is as ugly as sin.

    • Lady GAGA

      You forgot to say ” never mind , that’s just what I think ”

      Seriously ?!

    • Matt

      You sir have way too much time on yo hands cause don’t nobody have time to write a rant that long on a thread about wallpapers.

    • Maxim∑

      so why are you copying other peoples comments? that comment was on a apple discussion forum while it was in beta

      • Leader of iDB

        Because he summed it up so perfectly. Problem?

    • Dan

      nice wall of text

      • Leader of iDB

        I know you read it. Don’t lie to yourself.

      • Domodo

        Apparently, you had time to make/find the meme. Could as well read what he had to say.

      • Dan

        True, but it’s a lot more fun looking for a meme than reading gibberish opinions delivered as fact.

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      I think it is time you get over your hatred for iOS 7. It’s here to stay. You can either get stuck in the past, or move along towards the future.

      • Leader of iDB

        I’m just stating facts.

      • Mike

        OK, so apparently you can’t differ between opinions and facts. Opinions are WHAT YOU THINK about anything. Your view on why iOS 7 sucks is an example.

        Facts are anything THAT IS PROVEN. “iOS 7 is as ugly as sin.” To classify anything as “ugly” IS HIGHLY OPINIONATED, and that prove’s that your rant is 100% opinionated.

        I hope you enjoyed today’s English class, please feel free to ask any other questions to prevent future derps.

      • Domodo

        What a vapid statement. Was “skrewmorphism” here to stay? The design for iOS changed because of the criticism it got, and it will continue. — Which is a good thing, believe it or not.

        Design inconsistencies bother me as well, and there is a lot of them in iOS 7. Thank goodness for Winterboard.
        .

      • http://alects.tumblr.com/ Alexis Garcia

        Name of the theme? please

      • Domodo

        Theme is “Zanilla 2″, and status bar is “Solstice” including “Solstice Battery for Alkaline” addon.

    • Quang

      I know change is painful, but this world changes everyday.
      Just remember the past, dont get stuck in the past

      • Leader of iDB

        There’s nothing inherently wrong with change…unless the change is bad.

      • Litchy

        In your opinion ;)

      • hnam311901

        2 bad for ya. no1 care abt urs opinion

    • Litchy

      You are funny :D You think iOS 7 is ugly and now everyone has to know? I mean a lot of people really like the new design (including me). When I look at a iOS 6 device I’m all like “Wow, thats just looks so… old”. I think Skeuomorph is just old school.

      Just deal with the fact that not everyone has the same opinion.

      • Lady GAGA

        1+

    • Gabriel

      tl;dr

    • andy

      Most definitely agreed man.

    • Liam Mulcahy

      haters going to hate

  • Matt

    Facets .la
    The coolest wallpapers ever.

  • Matt

    • Maxim∑

      wow… now I cant choose ONE

      • Matt

        Lol I know I have them set to rotate on the computer but this is how my screens on my phone look like

      • Abdulla Hussain

        Can I get the lockscreen one ?

    • Saria Hajjar

      Where have you been all my life? I have been stuck on a dumb wallpaper forever, and i never found a nice one; until now :)

    • Framboogle

      I discovered this site last week and it love it.

  • Philip

    the london eye wallpaper is good on iPad, however seems unfit on iPhones

  • Techno Ventures

    Here are some great wallpapers!

    • Maxim∑

      thanks!

  • Guest

    hi

  • NaSty

    Hopefully we’ll have more natural photography photo’s next week. I like to see what people can do with their iDevices

  • thetomthebomb

    Try some film.
    Shot on a canon eos elan II with foma 400 asa

  • Jason Baroni

    I would love to download wallpapers from TV Series edition like House M. D., Dexter, Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, anything like these. I would strongly thank you :)

  • Mark@Disqus

    I really like the lightning one. Many thanks.

  • Ley

    Take the twilight’s eye make it blurry and Bam!!!! An amazing one

  • tariq

    I like mine

  • Byron C Mayes

    I think a Mardi Gras selection would have been appropriate for this week. Perhaps you can make up for it next Sunday?