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Windows XP默认墙纸的前世今生

Posted by loong on 2013/11/20 in 生活休闲 |

Windows XP默认桌面壁纸图Bliss

相信每个用过个人电脑的人都对这张图不陌生吧。对!这就是微软Windows XP操作系统的默认桌面壁纸。今天偶然从网上看到一篇介绍WINDOWS XP默认桌面的文章,觉得挺有意思,Blog of Loong将其转来与大家分享。正如文中所说:“你有没有想过这张桌面是谁拍摄的呢?是在哪里拍得呢?”那就让这篇文章告诉你这张经典的桌面壁纸的前世今生吧!

毫无疑问,Windows XP的默认桌面壁纸图片是最著名的壁纸图片之一,这幅图片中起伏的绿色小山和蓝的不能再蓝的蓝天给人展现了一个令人愉悦、放松的远景。这张图恐怕是一直以来最为常见的图片之一了,它被贴切的命名为“Bliss(天赐的喜悦)”。从Google的图片搜索中查找“bliss”,第一个结果就是这张Windows壁纸。

One of the most famous wallpaper images is undoubtedly the default Windows XP image showing a blissfully relaxing vista of green rolling hills and a bluer than blue sky. The wallpaper, probably one of the most viewed images of all time, is aptly named ‘Bliss.’ Do a Google image search for just the word ‘bliss,’ and the first result is the Windows wallpaper.

然而,对于荷兰的Windows用户,这张图片的名字叫“Ireland”,这就使得许多人误以为这张图是在爱尔兰拍摄的呢。

For Dutch Windows users however, the name of the image is Ireland, which has mistakenly led many to believe that that’s where the image was taken.

你是否曾想知道这幅图是在哪里拍摄的,或者是谁拍摄的?

事实上,这幅图是如此的完美,你可能都以为它根本就不是真实拍摄的,而是制作出来的吧。

Have you ever stopped to wonder where the image was taken, or who took it? In fact, the image is so crisp you might have assumed it wasn’t real at all.

拍摄这幅图的美国摄影师叫Charles O’Rear。别被这张图的荷兰语名字“Ireland”误导,让你以为它是在爱尔兰拍摄的。“Bliss”这张图,其实是在加利福尼亚拍摄的,准确说是Sonoma郡。

he man behind the camera  is American photographer Charles O’Rear. Don’t let his name fool you into thinking that the photo was in fact taken in Ireland. Bliss, as it turns out, is in California. In Sonoma County to be exact.

这张图拍摄于1996年,也就是Windows XP发布的前一年,那时候这片地方还没有变成现在的葡萄园。10年后,从当年拍摄这张图的同一地点以完全一样的角度拍出来的照片就是这样一幅令人失望的悲催景象了:

TThe photo was taken in 1996, years before Windows XP launched, and before the area was converted into a vineyard. In fact, a photo taken 10 years later from exactly the same spot where Bliss was shot, shows a disappointingly, dreary view:

今天的那个地方已经面目全非了

现在的这幅图是万万不会被选进用户的电脑的,只能算是一个让人不愿意看到的地方了。O’Rear当时从一家泰国村餐馆的窗户中看到了这幅图中的景象,那时他身后餐馆中的电视里播放的是是委内瑞拉总统在接受采访。

The image has since made its way off of users’ computer and can be spotted in some of the most unexpected places. O’Rear himself has seen the image in the window of a restaurant in a Thai village and in the background of a TV interview with the Venezuelan president.

那么O’Rear因拍摄了这张最著名的桌面壁纸而获得了多少钱呢?因为有保密协议,他不能吐露真实数目,但根据Napa Valley Register报的透露,O’Rear说过:

“那是相当的多”,所得报酬仅次与另外一位还在世并且还在从事摄影工作的摄影师拍摄的那张时任总统克林顿拥抱莫妮卡.莱温斯基的照片。

So how much did O’Rear get for taking what is considered one of the most famous photos of all time? A non-disclosure agreement prevents him from revealing the actual figure, but according to Napa Valley Register, O’Rear stated that it was:

“extraordinary” and second only to that paid to another living, working photographer for the photo of then-President Bill Clinton hugging Monica Lewinsky.

最令人惊讶的事实是O’Rear声称这幅画是用一个中画幅相机拍摄的,没有经过数码处理。

Taken with a medium format camera, the most surprising fact about the image is that O’Rear claims that it wasn’t digitally manipulated.

无论怎样,如今的现实与那田园诗般的画面相去甚远,随着Windows Vista的面世,Windows系统就放弃了这张桌面壁纸。

Either way, the present day reality is a far cry from the idyllic image that Windows abandoned with the advent of Windows Vista.

JW Van Wessel找到了这幅图的拍摄地的准确坐标,感谢Google街景,使得我们可以看到这片区域的360度全景,看看这里现在的样子吧:

JW Van Wessel found the exact coordinates of the location, and thanks to Google Street View, you can get a 360 degree view of the area, and see exactly how it looks today:

现在在那片地前方看到的

在当年O’Rear所站位置的后面,我们可以看到大片的葡萄园:

Behind where O’Rear stood, you can see more vineyards:

现在已经是葡萄园

左右两侧除了看不到尽头的高速公路别无其他:

While to the left and right is little else but endless highways:

左右两边的高速公路

自己去Google地图输入如下坐标试试吧:

38.248966, -122.410269.

To give it a try yourself, just go to Google Maps and enter the following coordinates: 38.248966, -122.410269.

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