Mount Morris, NY

Mount Morris, NY is a modest little town/village in Upstate New York, but even the beauty that floods these streets is shrouded by the whimsical patriotism that this area is known for and proud of. With American flags left and right, and colonial architecture sprawling its cultural grace throughout, Mount Morris is a lovely place to shoot. I threw this little album together after a recent trip to the town for its renowned Italian festival. Some of the spookier shots were taken inside the allegedly-haunted General Mill's Mansion ;). I was once again using my Fuji X-A1 though I was alternating between the kit XC 16-50mm f/3.5 and the Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.7. Shots taken with the Hexanon are a bit soft, so bare with me. 





Is there someone sitting in that chair?






A little bit of that Mount Morris patriotism. Be warned I'm about to go on a sepia-streak. I was just feeling it at the time...







Turn

Took this while on a sunflower shoot at a farm. New York State is incredibly beautiful, and scenes such as this one are not hard to find at all. Fuji X-A1, f/8.0, 1/210s, 16mm (cropped), ISO 400. 

Portland, Oregon - nowPapers

Next stop in my series of nowPapers: Portland, Oregon. This one had generated quite a bit of interest leading up to its completion, so I hope you are all pleased with the result.

This design is already available in nowPaper, a great tool used to apply these awesome designs right to your homescreen. The newly released version of nowPaper supports Muzei, which furthermore allows automatic time/day cycling! 

For more information regarding nowPaper, please check out this post. Just as I am consistently designing new Google Now-inspired nowPapers, they are promptly added to the application. I hope you all enjoy, and please let +Jaxon Wright or I know if you have any questions.

Freddie-Sue Bridge

Here's a interesting angle of a new-ish Rochester landmark: the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge. It's quite a mouthful, but the name definitely pays homage to two very renowned Rochesterians. Fujifilm XA-1, f/13.0, 1/350s, 16.0mm, ISO 400.

San Francisco, California - nowPapers

Here's one that a lot of people have been waiting for. This one is another redraw of an official Google-owned design, but of course I've done it up in Full HD and 4K, and threw my own spin on it as always.

This design is already available in nowPaper, a great tool used to apply these awesome designs right to your homescreen. The newly released version of nowPaper supports Muzei, which furthermore allows automatic time/day cycling! 

For more information regarding nowPaper, please check out this post. Just as I am consistently designing new Google Now-inspired nowPapers, they are promptly added to the application. I hope you all enjoy, and please let +Jaxon Wright or I know if you have any questions.

Austin, Texas - nowPapers

Next up in my nowPapers series is Austin, Texas. This one is another redraw of an official Google-owned design, but of course I've done it up in Full HD and 4K, and threw my own spin on it as always.

This design is already available in nowPaper, a great tool used to apply these awesome designs right to your homescreen. The newly released version of nowPaper supports Muzei, which furthermore allows automatic time/day cycling! 

For more information regarding nowPaper, please check out this post. Just as I am consistently designing new Google Now-inspired nowPapers, they are promptly added to the application. I hope you all enjoy, and please let +Jaxon Wright or I know if you have any questions.

Introducing nowPaper 2.0 - Muzei Support with Time/Day Cycling



nowPaper has been available for a little while, but today, Jaxon Wright and I are very happy to introduce nowPaper 2.0. The app now includes the long-awaiting Muzei extension which further allows users to set a specific “setting/location,” and it will cycle to correspond with dawn, day, dusk and night.

These nowPapers have been favorites for many, and for the past few months they have definitely helped me grow as a designer. The endless support I've received from the community has been great, and I am incredibly happy to be able to create something that all of you seem to enjoy.



Muzei’s intuitiveness coupled with the beauty and spirit of the Google Now-inspired nowPapers brings great-looking and responsive homescreens to your Android device. Muzei’s blurring and dimming effects help in increasing icon visibility, but of course these can be turned off in the Muzei settings if preferred.

The great thing about this family of wallpapers is that they are ever increasing. Sure, they take quite a bit of time to design, but the only thing that will stop me from making new landscapes and new cities is a lack of community interest. This isn't the case right now, so you can always expect more locations as time goes on.

I’d like to thank Jaxon Wright for being such an awesome developer throughout this project. I owe it all to him because without his work and effort nowPaper likely wouldn’t even exist. Please be sure to circle him!

In order to change your nowPaper location within Muzei:
1) Open Muzei
2) Press the "Three-dot" menu in the lower right corner
3) Press "Customize"
4) Swipe over to the nowPaper extension and select it
5) Press the settings (gear) icon beneath it
6) Press "Location" and select your choice
7) Press your device's home button and allow Muzei to refresh and show your new wallpaper

As it stands now, the wallpapers are set to change at the following times: 
- Dawn: 6:00 a.m.
- Day: 9:00 a.m.
- Dusk: 6:00 p.m.
- Night: 9:00 p.m.

If you have any interest in downloading the designs separately, this can be done so below by clicking on any of the following banners. You will be navigated to a page that contains each set:










As always, please contact me or Jaxon with any questions or concerns.

Chain-Link


I was at the site of the western-most battle of the Revolutionary War, and here I was taking pictures of a nearby chain-link fence. Fujifilm XA-1, f/3.5, 1/300s, 50.0mm, ISO 200.

Ski Wall


I found this awesome fence/wall behind one of the coolest stores I've ever been in. If you can't tell, it's made up of old water skis. Very neat! Fujifilm XA-1, f/3.5, 1/30s, 16.0mm, ISO 400.

Red, White, and Blue


Shot this on the Fourth of July in Rochester, NY. Half of those fireworks were brought in from a different image taken right after the original. Fujifilm XA-1, f/8.0, 10s, 16.0mm, ISO 200.

Easter Lilies in July


I really liked this shot of these Easter Lilies, so I figured you all might as well. Fujifilm XA-1, f/5.3, 1/30s, 38.7mm, ISO 640.