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The Real Story Behind the Windows XP ‘Bliss’ Wallpaper

Believe it or not, the famous ‘Bliss’ wallpaper from the Windows XP operating system is actually a real shot of an existing place somewhere in the Napa Valley. And even more surprising is the fact that it was taken using a Mamiya RZ67 camera, a color Fuji film, and a tripod—yes, it was shot using a film camera!

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Photographer Charles O’Rear is the man behind the most viewed photo in the world today. Get the full story straight from the man himself by watching this video below:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVXY8OEZAEQ[/youtube]

Source: via PetaPixel

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