Egypt in blue

Another desktop picture from Photoshop. This time with a sorta-Egyptian theme. It's not pure since I use Greek letters and not hieroglyphics in the background. Sorry to any purists out there. Here's a link to a hieroglyphics translator page. It's interesting.

If you do an image search on Google with the terms "blue" and "Egypt" this is one of the top returns. It's a student made wallpaper and looks nice but I like mine better!

I've got the image at full size (1600x1200) on my desktop for the moment. It's rather peaceful on the eyes. Especially after a few days of the Halloween themed pictures.

I did this picture because Teresa complained that my last one was too busy. So this one is calmer and more contemplative. I tried an earlier version out on my girlfriend and she liked it but I think this version is a little better. What do you think?

Comments

Yaeli said…
I think it's very nice, but you have far too much spare time on your hands my dear friend!!! :o)
utenzi said…
What can I say, Yaeli? I just see my girlfriend on weekends so I need to fill up my time during the week.
FattyPants said…
I think the moon distracts me. Its the ball of string/cat thing I guess. I agree with the stupid comment verification!!!!!!!!!! Unless I have my contacts in and am amped up on coffee I usually have to do the stupid things twice. Thanks for stopping by my blog this weekend:)
Keb said…
I want to get Photoshop. Then again, I'd better wait until I'm really done with school. Gosh, I'd be on the computer all day long! I'd be one of those pathetic lonely people who forget about work, food, kids, dogs and lives quite literally online. OR, maybe I'd become Tron? Oh the possibilities are endless!

PS - I loved your creation. very soothing
Teresa said…
Blue is always nice. :-)

I'm not sure what Egypt has to do with anything, but I suppose it's as good a starting point to dig things up as any.
Lish said…
Very nice pic. No spiders. Yea! I have an interest in Egyptology. I've thought about going back to school for that and anthropology.
kenju said…
I am an Egypt freak, utenzi, so anything with heiroglyphics is finewith me!
Michelle said…
Love colors, very calming, i'd lose the globe thingy though!
utenzi said…
Fattypants & Michelle, Thanks! I can't lose the moon thing though. I love it and besides it took too much time to change it from an orange into a moon. I'll probably be using that until I'm old and gray. Well, old anyway. I already have the gray thing.

Lish & Kenju, I'm glad I found a theme you both like. I wish it'd been a little more true to Egypt. This was a little half-assed thematically. The Egypt hook only occured to me after I'd done all the background stuff. So I just threw a Egyptian graphic in the upper right corner.

Keb, Photoshop is a lot of fun though you can do a lot of the tricks with smaller and less expensive programs.
No_Newz said…
I think it looks cool. I liked the other one too, made me feel like I was trippin'. ;)
Lois Lane
utenzi said…
You're so sweet, Lois. Especially for someone that says "fuck" so much. Egad! Now you have me doing it too.
Claire said…
Wow, that's fantastic. I love it!
Jamie Dawn said…
I think it's very cool looking.
I did my name in that heiro translator. Neato!
No_Newz said…
Sure! Blame it all on Lois. ;)
Lois Lane
utenzi said…
Blame, Lois? No way! I have ineffable feelings, pun intended, towards my new vocabulary. *fuck* See! I'll probably be saying that all day long now. ;-)

Thanks Claire and Jamie!
MissMeliss said…
I really like this one. In fact, it would make a great blog skin. It's interesting, but tranquil.
Alisha said…
That's beautiful, very peaceful. Would be gorgeous projected on a screen as a backdrop of some sort...here from Michele's
jennyonthespot said…
Wow... calming. I love blue... but my familiarity with hieroglyphics is limited to my humanities book from college! A hieroglyphics translator page - cool! I'll have fun with that! By the way - hello! Michele sent me!
utenzi said…
Thanks for dropping by, Meliss, Alisha, and Jenny.
emaleejayne said…
I looked at the picture of your favorite pet. Hes not too...uh...cuddly now is he?

Hello, Michele sent me!
Shannon said…
morning from micheles...hope you have a great weekend!
g8s said…
Hi, Michele sent me. The image you've created is very soothing. Given the aesthetic I see at work on your site, I have to ask: Have you seen the film 'Mirrormask' yet? My guess is it's right up your alley.

Also, I can't leave without remarking on what an interesting photo you have linked to the words 'my girlfriend' in this post. I love snapshots, and this one is great. At first, I was grabbed by the constellation shape formed by the reflections in the lower left-hand corner, but the more I look at it, the more I find it most interesting to look directly at the center of the image & allow all the outer elements to rest just outside the focus of gaze.

Thanks so much for all this.
rashbre said…
Seeing your Egyptian and Blue photo immediately reminded me of the Egyptian scarab amulet. The sacred scarab is one of the most important amulets in Egypt, and is often blue and sometimes green. It has connotations of well wishing, love, health, the Sun, birth and thngs positive and is commonly seen, even today, as a charm or trinket.

rashbre
mar said…
Simply wonderful, great colors... I need to get one of those toys (photoshop) too! here via Michele's. Have a nice weekend!
Megan said…
Very nice, but I think the globe is distracting. Maybe if you change the color it'll blend a bit better. Overall - I like.

Hi - I'm here via Michele today. Have a great weekend with your honey!
utenzi said…
G8S, thanks! I've not seen the movie Mirrormask--I had to look up a review online to see what it was about. It sounds like a movie with a lot of visual appeal. As for the girlfriend shot, I was quite surprised at how it came out. It's an unedited photo but gives the impression of being a montage.
Janet said…
It's very peaceful, soothing, calming. Good job! Oh, and hi, Michele sent me today :-)
Jugglernaut said…
I LOVE blue! Michele sent me.
Claire said…
Hi, back again, from Michele's this time!
ribbiticus said…
verrrry nice! how bout losing the globe and putting a crescent moon instead? hello, here via michele today.
Diane Mandy said…
With the exception of the moon, I'd say you have winner!
utenzi said…
Nobody likes my moon. *pout* I really do need it. Given the color scheme of my icons I need something darker to put them on--and I keep the icons up in the upper left corner. So that's why the moon is there. For my desktop icons to perch on top of. Actually it's not a moon at all. It's an orange with a lot of filtering added in.
Crazy MomCat said…
Tranquil and calm...very nice.

Michele sent me!
Lisa said…
That's a cool pic.. I can't look at your halloween stuff... too many spiders for an arachnaphobic.

Hola from Michele's!
Erin said…
Very cool! Hello from Michele's!
Crayonsetc said…
Oh, it is really nice. Thanks for stopping by Crayons... it's becoming a weekend thing ;)
Erin said…
Hi! Back again, via Michele and your post on my blog.

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comment, and I do hope you will come back.

Probably see you tomorrow via Michele! LOL!
Antonio Hicks said…
I was just browsing various blogs as I was doing a search on the word halloween, and I just wanted to say that I really like what you've done with your blog, even though it wasn't particularly related to what I searched for. I appreciate your postings, and your blog is a good example of how a blog should be done. I've only just recently started a Posters website - feel free to visit it when you get a chance if you wish. Much success, antonio.

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