Dress your tech with these beachy, breezy wallpapers.
Hey guys! I’ve toyed with the idea of sharing my photography in the form of tech/desktop wallpapers for a while, and I’m finally getting round to doing so! I’ve already spoken about my love for being beside the sea, and I’m always sure to snap a few visual souvenirs whilst I’m there – here are three of my very favourite seaside images from my photography collection.
Scroll down to find download links for the images (plus a bit about when/where they were taken), all of which are completely free for your own personal use. They’re in the ideal format for a desktop wallpaper, however can be cropped/flipped for any device. Enjoy!
3 Beachy Desktop Wallpapers
Taken on the most magnificent, haunting beach I’ve ever visited. I was in Norfolk visiting Rich (he was working there for a couple of months) with his mum and sister, and we came here for a walk with the dogs. The sand stretched for as far as the eye could see, and blew in ghostly, snaking patterns along the shore. I thought that the stones and pieces of broken shell looked like jewels scattered in the sand.
At this point, I’d been having a tough time at work for a long while and, despite my best efforts, nothing was changing. Things had begun to affect me on a deep-down, emotional level. I didn’t feel like me anymore. But standing on this epic beach, looking out to the mighty ocean, everything felt so small and pointless. Not in the sense that my problems were insignificant, but in the sense that if I could be somewhere that made me feel so full of life, so in love with the world, why was I letting myself get beat down by something I could easily change? It was on the train home from my next visit to Norfolk that I wrote my resignation letter.
Tarifa is a small town at the very tip of southern Spain, and one of my favourite places on Earth. I have friends with a house over there, and had heard so much about the town before I visited; it wasn’t until I first arrived though that I really understood why they’d fallen in love with it. It’s a truly magical place that’s now filled with so many happy memories. Lazy mornings before trips to the beach or pool. Sunbathing on the roof with cold beers. Delicious food and lively cocktail bars. Dancing and laughing with my best friends into the early hours… I could go on forever.
I find myself immediately calm whenever I glance at this photo – had it been a clearer day you’d have seen the faint outline of Africa on the horizon! This is my personal favourite of these desktop wallpapers and currently adorns my own laptop and phone.
Taken on our first afternoon in Brighton when we visited back in October, just before a beautiful sunset. I loved the colour gradient created by the tide on the stony, pebbled beach. We came back to the same spot a couple of times during our trip to sit, gaze out to sea and skim stones (something I’m awful at, Rich slightly better!).
The beach reminded me of being young, sitting beside the sea with my Grandma. We’d sift through the stones for what seemed like hours, saving our favourites, throwing those we discarded. We found a really beautiful one once, with a mesmerising pattern. It must have gotten caught up with the throw pile, because we couldn’t find it when we were packing up to leave. I spent the next I-don’t-know-how-long searching through the rough area we’d been throwing at… and found it among the many hundreds of others! A proud moment.