Background image: water drops on metal sheet

Water drops on metal free texture

This is a free photo of water drops on a metal sheet that can be used as a fine background image or texture for designing your website, blog, etc. and can be used as wallpaper that requires dimensions in the ratio 3:4. Or, you can use your photo-editing software like Photoshop or any other software […]

Gray pebbles background image

Gray pebbles background

Here is a beautiful image of gray pebbles found in nature that you may like to use as a background image, pattern or texture. There are many sources from where you can buy images for website designing. One of the sources is buying images or photos from stock photo and image sites. The other is […]

Sand from Waimea Bay, free background

Free sand background

This is a photo of fine sand found on the Waimea Bay in Haleiwa, on the northern shoreline of O‘ahu Island in Hawaii, United States. The sand looks different from the beach sand elsewhere possibly because it also contains sand washed down from inland by the Waimea River near the mouth of which the bay […]

Crawlerway at the Kennedy Space Center

Crushed stones background image

Here is a beautiful pattern of crushed stones (from Alabama River rocks) on the surface of the Crawlerway, double pathway used by Crawler-transporters at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, United States. The Alabama River rocks paved on the surface of the pathway were crushed, as can be seen in the picture, under the weight of […]

The Ar Rub’ al Khali Sand Sea

Ar Rub’ al Khali Sand Sea

This photo, an edited version of the astronaut photograph taken by the crew of ISS Expedition 27 on 16 May 2011, depicts the south-eastern edge of the Ar Rub’ al Khali desert in the Sultanate of Oman. The Ar Rub’ al Khali (or the Empty Quarter), covers an area of 650,000 square kilometers (250,000 sq […]

The Precious Gemstone Amethyst

Gemstone amethyst background texture

This is a picture of the gemstone Amethyst and yellow Calcite (the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate: CaCO3) mined from Uruguay. Amethyst, a gemstone used in jewelry, is one of the several varieties of quartz with its primary colors varying from light violet to deep purple, and sometimes showing any one or both of […]

Free background made of Chimborazo satellite image

Free background image for blogs designed from Chimborazo Volcano, Ecuador (Andes)

Here is a false color satellite image of Chimborazo volcano that looks like some odd type of modern art. I post it here just because of its vibrant colors, suitability as a beautiful background image, and above all, it is as good as a top-rated oil painting or other artistic creations. Unless you explain or […]

Gold jewelry designs of Ancient Romans

4th century gold crown jewelry, Armento, from Staatliche Antikensammlungen

Sometimes I wonder if modern jewelry designers run out of ideas. There is a valid reason for it, because, whenever an event or catwalk is organized for showcasing current jewelry designs, a lot of advertisements and marketing campaigns go on well in advance. As a result, there will be a lot of audience for the […]

Vancouver beach sand: free background image

Free background image for websites and blogs made of multi-colored gemstone-quality sand from beach in Vancouver

Have you seen a collection of unpolished or uncut gemstones of all varieties? Perhaps, the above question, or a look at the photograph here gives you the impression that the photo shows a collection of gemstones such as agate, amethysts, cat’s eye, diamonds, hematite, jasper, lapis lazuli, obsidian, pyrite, quartz, ruby, tourmaline and turquoise. Also, […]

Paul Cezanne: The Large Bathers

Paul Cezanne: The Large Bathers, Les Grandes Baigneuses, 1906

The French artist and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne’s large oil painting titled ‘The Bathers’ (also called The Big Bathers or The Large Bathers and in French ‘Les Grandes Baigneuses’) have many superlatives attributed to it. These include: ‘the largest of his ‘Bather’ series of paintings, one of the masterpieces of modern art, his finest work, […]