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The World’s Most Viewed Photo

From twitter account 

Bliss was the name of the default computer wallpaper of Windows XP.  The photograph was made on June 24, 1996 for the digital-design company HighTurn by Charles O’Rear, a former National Geographic photographer.

According to O’Rear, the image was not digitally enhanced or manipulated in any way.  The image was captured from the side of the highway 12/121 with a hand held medium-format camera. The approximate location is 3101 Fremont Drive  (Sonoma High Way), Sonoma, California.

3101 Fremont Dr. (Sonoma Hwy.), Sonoma, CA
3101 Fremont Dr. (Sonoma Hwy.), Sonoma, CA

 

 

The same location in November, 2006, showing vines covering the hillside and foreground.
The same location in November, 2006, showing vines covering the hillside and foreground.
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