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Windows 7: The Nature of a Windows 7 Theme - Interview with Mike Swanson


24 Oct 2010   #1
JMH

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The Nature of a Windows 7 Theme - Interview with Mike Swanson

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I always felt that a talented photographer tells an intricate and subtle story using nothing more than images.

Collections of imagery are a puzzle put together from standalone snapshots, a complex artistic perspective sharing almost palpable experiences, capable of resonating with the viewer.

You get to experience the result of an entire photography process, ranging from a simple enumeration of tasks for a hobbyist to a religious craft for a professional photographer, in an instant, and over and over again.

Mike Swanson is one of my favorite Microsoft bloggers. I have been reading his blog for years now, while also using the collection of wallpapers he shared with the world as one of my main sources of background images.

Having returned from vacation at the end of September 2010 I was extremely excited to come across the “Nature by Mike Swanson” theme in the Windows Personalization Gallery.

This was an opportunity that I could not miss. After giving it much thought for a few days, I contacted Mike and asked whether he would agree to answer a few questions.

He was kind enough, and I cannot stress this enough, to take time from his busy schedule and do an interview for Softpedia.

And I do mean busy, as Mike is tasked with preparing events such as PDC 2010 and Tech-Ed Europe 2010 (by the way, it looks like I will be in Berlin in November, so if you want to have a chat feel free to drop me an email and perhaps we can set something up).

Mike is the kind of photographer I am talking about in the first few paragraphs of this article, and below you’ll be able to read the text version of the story he’s telling with the Nature by Mike Swanson theme, and so much more.
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24 Oct 2010   #2

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Nice pictures, Thanks
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24 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

He takes photos that Microsoft uses for desktop backgrounds?
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24 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I did get some of those nature pictures from the theme I downloaded from Microsoft's personalization gallery but I modified the system color to red, its my fave color, so it became a custom theme. I love red and it really feels stylish this way.

One thing I can say to that guy if ever he's the one taking those shots is "thank you and please take more awesome nature pictures because I love them".


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24 Oct 2010   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vertex View Post
I did get some of those nature pictures from the theme I downloaded from Microsoft's personalization gallery but I modified the system color to red, its my fave color, so it became a custom theme. I love red and it really feels stylish this way.

One thing I can say to that guy if ever he's the one taking those shots is "thank you and please take more awesome nature pictures because I love them".
I do like what you've done too.
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24 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

great theme pack. the first picture with the rocks almost looks 3D!
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24 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I like his photo's
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