El Greco: The Opening of the Fifth Seal

El Greco: The Opening of the Fifth Seal, or The Vision of Saint John

The oil painting ‘The Opening of the Fifth Seal’ (or ‘The Vision of Saint John’) created by the Spanish artist and architect El Greco (birth name Domenikos Theokópoulos, 1541-1614), is a landmark painting in the history of not only art, but also Cubism and Modern Art too. This large (dimensions 222.3 cm x 193 cm) […]

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle drops bombs in Afghanistan in 2009

The United States Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle (see photo) is a multirole all-weather fighter bomber plane. It is an advanced version of the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle fighter designed in the 80s for long-range, high-speed interdiction without relying on other electronic warfare aircraft or other escort planes. F-15E Strike Eagle fighter planes have been […]

Aurora Borealis glow above Bear Lake, Alaska

Aurora Borealis above Bear Lake, free widescreen wallpaper 1920 x 1200

The natural phenomenon known as aurora is a natural light display in the sky that occurs mainly in the ionosphere of the Polar Regions. Aurorae are caused by the collision of charged particles under the influence of the Earth’s magnetic field. An aurora (auroras or aurorae in plural) is normally visible at night, mostly around […]

Rosa Barkarole: Free red rose flower wallpaper

Rosa Barkarole: free red rose flower wallpaper 1600 x 1200

For those who love red rose flowers, and especially those who are looking for beautiful desktop wallpapers featuring red roses, here is a beautiful flower of the variety Rosa Barkarole. Rosa Barkarole is developed by cross-breeding Hybrid Tea Roses with Hybrid Perpetual Roses. Rosa Barkarole is a hardy garden rose cultivar believed to have been […]

Pohutukawa trees: the New Zealand Christmas Trees

Pohutukawa trees at Cornwallis Beach, West Auckland

Here is a beautiful photo of one of the most beautiful trees on Earth! It is called Pōhutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa), one of the 12 Metrosideros species of trees endemic to New Zealand. It is an evergreen tree of the myrtle family. Pohutukawa trees have their natural and endemic habitat in the coastal areas of the […]

Mussaenda erythrophylla, the colorful garden plant

Flower of the plant Mussaenda erythrophylla, or Mosantha, the colorful garden plant

The flower that you see in the picture is the inflorescence of the plant Mussaenda erythrophylla, mostly found in African countries such as Ghana, Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Tanganyika, Nigeria, Uganda, Sudan, Togo, Zaire, Cameroon, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and in several other parts of tropical Africa. This photo was taken by me […]

L’Air, sculpture by Aristide Maillol


L’Air (1939) is a bronze sculpture by the French Catalan sculptor and painter Aristide Maillol (1861-1944). The sculpture is located at the Kröller-Müller Museum (KMM), an art museum and sculpture garden in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, The Netherlands. Maillol (aka Aristides Maillol) studied art at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Jean-Léon […]

Rough pastels background image of Meyer Lemon

Rough pastels texture for web-designers showing unripe Meyer Lemon image

I have been experimenting with the various possibilities the beautiful photo of the unripe Meyer Lemon fruit can give by doing simple things using Adobe Photoshop. I have created some quite interesting designs and textures of various sizes using the same photo. In fact there are thousands of possibilities, and some of the textures and […]

Meyer Lemon: free stock image for web-designing

Meyer Lemon photo designed as free background texture in watercolor version of size 1600x1200

I have already posted the original photo of Meyer Lemon and its watercolor version which can be downloaded for free and used as a background image for web-designing or used as desktop wallpaper. Now, look at the image in this post. It is of the larger wallpaper size of 1600×1200. You are free to alter […]

Free texture in watercolor version: Meyer Lemon

Free texture in watercolor version: Meyer Lemon, wallpaper size 1024x768

In my previous post, I have included the original photo of Meyer Lemon. Now you can see the texture designed by altering the original photo with the help of Adobe Photoshop. It is a very simple process, and no elaborate work has been done. Watch how the thumbnail version looks like the original. Click on […]