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Microsoft Windows 7 Wallpaper Photos by Will Austin

Will Austin images featured in Windows 7

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  1. Bill Zimmerman says:

    Hi, Will,

    Beautiful pictures. I’ve got Windows 7 now, and I’m so utterly impressed with your work.

    A couple questions. Do you recall which Nikon you took the pictures with? Was it film or digital? Do you recall what lenses you used for the Seattle pictures?

    Last, any books you could recommend on photography?

    Thanks,and again, beautiful work!


  2. Will says:

    Hey thanks Bill!

    The Seattle photos were taken with a D200 and a D300 with the 12-24mm and 18-70mm lenses. My 18-70 is fantastic, I think it must be Nikon’s most underrated lens. I ran the RAW files through Nikon Capture NX 2 and they are minimally processed.

    There are so many books and it depends on your experience level. Bryan Peterson’s books are classic and really helped me, especially “Understanding Exposure.”

    Also check out out David duChemin for travel photography books.

    So much more out there on the web too!



  3. Dawn says:

    What are the names of the buildings featured on Windows backdrop?

  4. Terry Thomas says:

    May I suggest you do not refer to a city and state as “Seattle, Wa”? This is because people outside the USA may not recogize “Wa” as meaning “Washington”. (It also does not help when the US Postal designation is “WA” with an uppercase “A”.) Just a thought.

    BTW, I really like your architectural photos that Microsoft licensed for their Windows 7. (I assume you licensed the images rather than sold them the rights.)


    Terry Thomas…
    the photographer
    Atlanta, Georgia

  5. Will says:

    Thanks for the comment Terry, really appreciate it! Yep, I always license 😉

  6. Samantha says:

    What’s the name of that beautiful flower?

  7. Will says:

    Hi Samantha,

    The one on the top right is a Dahlia and the one on the left middle is an artichoke.

    Thanks for asking,


  8. Ziba says:

    Hello! I’ve been searching everywhere to find out the name and location of the tower-like building in the top left photograph. Please, do tell 🙂

    Awesome work, as usual!

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