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Friday, November 20, 2009

Mystery Pic 104: What is it?

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Comments:

Anonymous IanVisits said...

It's the source image used to create the Windows XP background wallpaper.

Friday, November 20, 2009 1:43:00 AM  
Blogger Silvia said...

it's windows XP default background, today :o

Friday, November 20, 2009 2:14:00 AM  
Blogger Kurios1978 said...

It's a vineyard...?

Friday, November 20, 2009 2:39:00 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

It's an Autumnal version of the Windows XP wallpaper!

Friday, November 20, 2009 2:50:00 AM  
OpenID craniac said...

At first sight it's a vineyard but I guess that's far too obvious and not what you're looking for.

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:16:00 AM  
Blogger Dob said...

This is the autumn version of the famous windows wallpaper bliss.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bliss_%28image%29

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:20:00 AM  
Blogger Tommy said...

This is the landscape from the default wallpaper in Windows XP, in autumn.

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:36:00 AM  
Blogger Tommy said...

This is the landscape an the default wallpaper from Windows XP, in autumn.

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Johan Beyers said...

Bliss, the Windows xp background image, a couple of years later.

Friday, November 20, 2009 3:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Tommaso said...

XP Wallpaper

Friday, November 20, 2009 4:20:00 AM  
Blogger kaufman said...

It's the hills that the windows background is based on.

Friday, November 20, 2009 4:25:00 AM  
Blogger R├│bert said...

WinXP main desktop today

Friday, November 20, 2009 4:50:00 AM  
Blogger BnT ranch said...

it is the hillside microsoft used for its background

Friday, November 20, 2009 5:02:00 AM  
Blogger Ralph said...

It's the source photograph for the default Windows XP background image.

Friday, November 20, 2009 5:29:00 AM  
Anonymous xaq143 said...

It's a vineyard.

Friday, November 20, 2009 5:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a picture of a field!!! Autumn. Maybe vineyard :)

Friday, November 20, 2009 6:52:00 AM  
Blogger Matt Rupp said...

It is the landscape from the MS wallpaper in a different season.

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Michael Levitt said...

I say "inspiration" for the Windows XP "Bliss" background?

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:35:00 AM  
Blogger Fuddster said...

Looks like an Autumn version of Windows XP's Bliss wallpaper.

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Michael Levitt said...

Looks sort of like the inspiration for the "Bliss" Windows XP default background.

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Windows XP theme...

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:45:00 AM  
Blogger sarimarton said...

Windows XP default wallpaper original raw photo.

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:45:00 AM  
Blogger Brad said...

It is the Windows XP default wallpaper as it appears in the fall.

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:57:00 AM  
Anonymous MWinter said...

It is the background that Microsoft used as a Windows background...except it is a different time of year where the fields are not green and the sky is overcast.

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is that it's an apple orchard in the Okanogan area of North-Central Washington. We drove through there in late summer of this year, and there are many places that look exactly like that.

Friday, November 20, 2009 8:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Sharon D. said...

It's fields of berry bushes in Autumn

Friday, November 20, 2009 8:48:00 AM  
Blogger Ken said...

It looks like it used to be a crop circle.

Friday, November 20, 2009 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger bcsclan said...

Its a Hazardous waste dump hill like the ones at Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Friday, November 20, 2009 9:34:00 AM  
Blogger jimmpokorny said...

It's the Bliss wallpaper years later because there is some growth not seen in the original.

Friday, November 20, 2009 9:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Culprit said...

This is a garbage landfill, possibly just outside a major city.

Friday, November 20, 2009 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger Sssimon said...

Its a picture titled "After Microsoft" by Goldin and Senneby and is the same location photographed for the original and most distributed image ever called Bliss - included in Windows XP as the default desktop walpaper.

Friday, November 20, 2009 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Stu Royalty said...

It's probably what everybody says - the "bliss" hillside. But it also looks a lot like the hillside used in the mid-90's Apple print ad, "Can You See It?", which was an ironic name because I don't think anyone saw it. I was working in an all-Mac architecture firm at the time and Apple's ad firm advance team spent a day in our office taking pictures of our architectural models and renderings and such. We were excited! When the tube with the ad in it arrived we all gathered around to see which of our projects was going to be basking in the Apple advertisement spotlight. The image was of a grassy knoll just like this one, with the headline "Can you see it?" at the bottom. The copy went on to explain that my firm could, indeed, see it. Because we use Macs. Right.

Friday, November 20, 2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its Gates backyard in Washington

Friday, November 20, 2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its Bill Gates boyhood backyard

Friday, November 20, 2009 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

It's an apple orchard.

Friday, November 20, 2009 2:52:00 PM  
Blogger Marc Thompson said...

It's the default desktop wallpaper for the Luna theme in Microsoft Windows XP.

See: http://serialconsign.com/2009/03/desktop-deja-vu

Friday, November 20, 2009 5:31:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Vineyard in Sonoma county

Friday, November 20, 2009 5:33:00 PM  
Blogger redgoddess said...

An actual vineyard after harvest when the leaves are turning gold

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a landfill in Dubuque!

Friday, November 20, 2009 7:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Randy said...

It's an ELF (extremely low frequency) installation used by the military to stay in touch with submarines and more recently to help control the direction of hurricanes.

Friday, November 20, 2009 8:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Lawrence said...

Looks like an ancient burial mount near Stonehenge in England

Friday, November 20, 2009 9:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Frank Burnworth said...

Afghan poppy field

Saturday, November 21, 2009 4:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Larry Kroes said...

It's the XP Bliss site now.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 6:46:00 AM  
Blogger SQA-AF said...

Its a vineyard

Saturday, November 21, 2009 1:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Pat Babb said...

Coffee plant fields in Hawaii

Saturday, November 21, 2009 3:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Ecodawg said...

It's the XP source image that's been "Californicated" to show a vineyard instead of the grassy slope.

Sunday, November 22, 2009 5:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a Chinese burial mound for some emperor whose name I forgot.

Monday, November 23, 2009 7:26:00 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

It's the future home of the Mike Elgan hall of fame.

Monday, November 23, 2009 9:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the same location as the Windows XP theme, but after a vineyard has taken the place of the alfalfa field.

Monday, November 23, 2009 4:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Leif Oelschl├Ąger said...

I think it's the city (i don't remember the name) from the WW2 were the government hided/covered it under a really big camouflage blanket.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 3:54:00 AM  

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