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This month’s photos were taken by ATPM reader Graham Lindsay, who writes:
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I live in Canberra, capital city of Australia. Lake Burley Griffin is the centrepiece of the city.
The Carillon is a set of bells that are played much like a pipe organ. There are recitals at lunchtimes on specified days throughout the year. More details are available.
I was on vacation in Coffs Harbour (Mid-North New South Wales) and wading through Boambee Creek taking a variety of shots. I was tracking the sea eagle and trying to get closer.
The F111s are based at Amberley Air Base at Ipswich, not far from Brisbane, Queensland and are known to take the opportunity to practise take-offs and landings at Coffs Harbour in the periods when no commercial or private aircraft are about.
This one sneaked up on me while I was taking the photo of the sea eagle so I adjusted my shot and was fortunate to get both in together.
Just another sunrise photo! Taken while I was at a conference at Murramurrang resort north of Bateman’s Bay on the South Coast of NSW. It was exactly 7 AM and the angle of the clouds in relation to the slope of the shore and the interesting colours caught my eye.
Another photo taken at 7 AM in the morning. This one was taken while I was on an early morning walk while at a retreat house in Mittagong (Southern Highlands of New South Wales). I tracked this bird for about an hour. He allowed me to inch up to him over a period of about ten minutes and I was able to get a close up shot.
Photo taken from North Head with a non-Harbour Bridge view of Sydney CBD.
Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station is about 30km from Canberra City. This shot is of one of the main radio telescope dishes. At the time the photo was taken, Canberra and surrounds, including Tidbinbilla, was just recovering from intense bushfires.
Previous Months’ Desktop Pictures
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Downloading All the Pictures at Once
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Use the Download command to download “Get all files in same path.”
Choose “Save Linked ‣ Images…” from the File menu.
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Placing Desktop Pictures
Mac OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x
Choose “System Preferences…” from the Apple menu, click the “Desktop & Screen Saver” button, then choose the Desktop tab. In the left-side menu, select the desktop pictures folder you want to use.
You can also use the pictures with Mac OS X’s built-in screen saver. Select the Screen Saver tab which is also in the “Desktop & Screen Saver” System Preferences pane. If you put the ATPM pictures in your Pictures folder, click on the Pictures Folder in the list of screen savers. Otherwise, click Choose Folder to tell the screen saver which pictures to use.
Mac OS X 10.1.x and 10.2.x
Choose “System Preferences…” from the Apple menu and click the Desktop button. With the pop-up menu, select the desktop pictures folder you want to use.
You can also use the pictures with Mac OS X’s built-in screen saver. Choose “System Preferences…” from the Apple menu. Click the Screen Saver (10.1.x) or Screen Effects (10.2.x) button. Then click on Custom Slide Show in the list of screen savers. If you put the ATPM pictures in your Pictures folder, you’re all set. Otherwise, click Configure to tell the screen saver which pictures to use.
Mac OS X 10.0.x
Switch to the Finder. Choose “Preferences…” from the “Finder” menu. Click on the “Select Picture…” button on the right. In the Open Panel, select the desktop picture you want to use. The panel defaults to your ~/Library/Desktop Pictures folder. Close the “Finder Preferences” window when you are done.