The Most Viewed Photo in the World: Windows XP Desktop Image

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Does this image look familiar?  It has been viewed by over a billion humans since it became the stock Windows XP desktop image since 2011. North of san fransisco a beautiful green valley. Chuck O’ Rear took the famous Bliss photo. Is the famous Bliss photo real or photoshopped?  To take the photo chuck used the RZ67 Lens and Fujifilm brilliant color film. The combination of the the lens of film truly made the photo pop out. When Microsoft made the decision to use the photo, they bought the rights to the photo and Chuck had to send over the original image to Microsoft. They then sent Chuck a plane ticket to an attorney of Microsoft and that was it, the photo blossomed into one of the most viewed images of all time. People see it every day and probably do not stop to think about the original source.

 

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