On wallpaper.bitblokes.de you can find a variety of free wallpapers for your desktop. There are special sections for diving and underwater pictures as well. Of course it doesn’t make a difference if you use Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Android or an iPad. Everybody is invited to use my pictures as long as you respect the given license.
Maybe I should explain why I started this project. I uploaded quite a few pictures to different microstock companies. To do this there is quite a bit of work involved and many pictures are rejected with reasons like: “sorry – we already have too many ones like this on our database”! Also, the microstock companies have quite an unfair system if they do actually take a picture. Most of them only display the best selling pictures at the top of the page, so as a newbie, you don’t get to the top. Because of this I’d rather give my pictures away to non commercial projects and Non-Profit organizations.
The only microstock company I really can recommend is Shutterstock (my gallery). Their system is quite fair and you really sell some pictures there. Personally I think Fotolia is the worst and I quit there after 6 month and took all my pictures off. I think their system is very very unfair. Dreamstime is also OK but I sell more on Shutterstock.
Most of the pictures here are published under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Next to every picture you will find the chosen license – to avoid any confusion. Non of the pictures includes a visible watermark or anything else disturbing. The license that is chosen for the majority of the pictures states:
Over time the collection will grow. Most pictures are available in a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels and should be suitable for most screens. Almost all the picture I do have in a resolution of 5184×3456 pixels (18 megapixels). At the moment I shoot with a Canon EOS 7D. If somebody likes to use one of the pictures for business please contact me under presse [at] bitblokes.de
If you create a non-commercial Linux distribution and you like the pictures – help yourself. Same is valid for animal welfare, environmental organisations and so on. They are of course also free for personal use.
In my collection you can find pictures of animals, underwater, macro and so on. Most of the photos are here because I like them :). If you like my work please share, donate and so on.
Enjoy browsing through the galleries and I hope you will find a picture that will find a home on your desktop: wallpaper.bitblokes.de
September 23, 2012
Type- Twin hold general cargo vessel Built- Kuryshima Dock Company of Imabari, Japan. Launched- 1969 as the Shoyo Maru Weight- 2932 ton Dimensions- Length, 99.5m; Width, 16m; Draught, 6.53m Engine- 6 cylinder diesel, Max speed 12 knots. Wrecked- 20th April 1983 Location- 27° 34’ 42″ N, … Continue reading
August 16, 2012
The diving last week with diving.de and Marlies Lang was not only because of the sharks very impressive. On certain divespots you also can see massive sea turtles. On one dive we were very lucky and saw Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. If you … Continue reading
August 15, 2012
Sometimes you just hang around in the water and have to wait. I was diving with an instructor and his student and they asked me if I could take a few nice shots for the family album. I jumped into … Continue reading
August 14, 2012
The best dive in El Quseir with diving.de and Marlies Lang was of course with the sharks. But that does not mean everything else is boring down there. The dive sites are beautiful – like the rest of the Red Sea. As an … Continue reading
August 13, 2012
Certain dives you never ever forget in your live. We knew that we have a good chance to see sharks in El Quseir with diving.de. A good friend of mine, Course Director Marlies Lang, works there and we decided to visit … Continue reading
May 1, 2012
I really don’t know what to say?! Most people related to underwater sports know that it is important to protect the fragile underwater ecosystem and especially the corals. Freediver Fred Sessa or his student has nothing better to do then sitting … Continue reading
April 25, 2012
This happened on a beach in Brazil. This episode was filmed right from the start and shows the instant reaction by the people on the beach.
April 21, 2012
Well I could not fit more into the headline – but the whole last day of the Dahab Festival was packed with events. First there was the second raft race. This time Team Sinai Divers was unbeatable. Around 5pm suddenly a Flash … Continue reading
April 20, 2012
Yesterday on the second last day of the Dahab Festival there was a very nice potpourri of bands playing. From Fun Rock to Blues via Reggae we spent a really nice evening at the main festival area by the bridge. So here … Continue reading
April 15, 2012
Just a few impressions from the first day of the Dahab Festival 2012. The Raft Race was starting at Lighthouse an ending at the bridge. Desert Divers came first – congratulations! The snake charming show was held in Mirage Village. … Continue reading