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Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 11-Oct-16 21:55:17
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Windows wallpaper photo - where taken?


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A friend with a Windows 10 laptop has as his wallpaper a scene of a country road winding its way through hilly countryside. Lots of green grass either side of the road. It would be a great road to ride a motorbike on. Could be in Scotland, though could also be in a lot of other places.

I'm fairly sure he didn't download it but chose one of the supplied images.

I can't find such an image on either of my 2 Win 10 PCs, nor can I find it on the web.

I'm trying to find the picture and where it was taken.

I'm sure I found where, for example, a wallpaper photo of a ruined castle on a headland was shot, that one was in the UK, but I can't find a web site that'll give me the answer in either of these cases.

Edit: Just found the castle wallpaper was on Windows 7.

Tony
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Edited by cheshire_man (Tue 11-Oct-16 21:57:48)

Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 11-Oct-16 21:58:57
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Unless you can provide a link to the image, I don't see how we can help you.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 11-Oct-16 22:25:05
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This? http://thenextweb.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2...


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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 11-Oct-16 22:28:13
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Not much of a road, is it? tongue
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 11-Oct-16 22:40:14
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It's enough for a bike
Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Oct-16 22:49:36
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Nearest I can find in the official wallpapers is this: https://kbdevstorage1.blob.core.windows.net/asset-bl...

It's not really got the green grass you describe, but it would be a great road to ride on.

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 11-Oct-16 22:55:37
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In reply to a post by TinyMongomery:
it would be a great road to ride on.
... but not to meet an agricultural vehicle coming in the other direction.
Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Oct-16 22:59:16
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Makes the ride that little bit more exciting!

You're more likely to meet a herd of sheep.

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 11-Oct-16 23:00:48
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Who's that waving?
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 11-Oct-16 23:06:38
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I'm looking at the nude sunbathing.
Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Tue 11-Oct-16 23:07:06
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Some attention seeker, I guess.

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Standard User bobrey
(newbie) Wed 12-Oct-16 05:53:59
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It could be either Quiraing in Skye http://www.dangerousroads.org/images/stories/Newroad...
or the Stelvio pass between Italy & Austria http://www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com/wp-content/...
Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Oct-16 09:25:31
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Thanks, but It's none of those folk have linked to, so far.

Next time I see him and his PC is running I'll get a screen grab and post a link to it.

Tony
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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 12-Oct-16 09:36:31
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or just do a google image search
Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Oct-16 09:56:47
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Just to be clear - this is wallpaper (i.e. normal Windows background) as opposed to the lock screen? If so then I think it must be a custom image as it doesn't seem to correspond to any of the official Windows wallpapers. I'm not sure if there is any list of the lock screen images.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Oct-16 10:03:18
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In reply to a post by TinyMongomery:
Just to be clear - this is wallpaper (i.e. normal Windows background) as opposed to the lock screen?
Yes, it's just the Windows desktop background. I'm sure I've seen it elsewhere.

I need to have a browse through his system to see if I can find the file - C:\Windows\Web would seem a reasonable starting point, else somewhere down the <User>\Appdata\ tree.

Tony
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Standard User TinyMongomery
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Oct-16 10:06:30
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Look for

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg

You may have to use VLC to view it.

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Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Oct-16 11:17:43
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That's the old Windows XP wallpaper. Linky

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 12-Oct-16 11:49:51
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That was linked to by BatBoy earlier and the OP has said is not the one.

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Standard User Mikey2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Oct-16 12:44:57
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Oops, thought that was the link to the picture.

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Wed 12-Oct-16 15:00:22
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Nope. All we have is words:
In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
his wallpaper a scene of a country road winding its way through hilly countryside. Lots of green grass either side of the road. It would be a great road to ride a motorbike on.
Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Oct-16 15:56:48
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Thanks, on my PC that is my desktop, though it doesn't have the .jpg filetype, changing a copy to .jpg shows it to be as expected. The file's properties don't have any detail of its origin though.

When I can I'll have a look on my friend's PC.

Tony
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Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Oct-16 08:47:49
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I now have the picture, it's here. Any thoughts?

Tony
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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 15-Oct-16 08:54:01
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Google thinks it's something to do with this monitor https://www.pcworldbusiness.co.uk/catalogue/item/P23...
Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Oct-16 09:08:20
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That makes sense, it's an Acer laptop!

Can't see that photo on any Acer wallpaper sites.

As an aside, I didn't know you could ask Google like that, but a quick Google told me about Google's Reverse Image capability, a few seconds later I also had the answer. Thank you.

Now to try to find out where that scene is....

Tony
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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 15-Oct-16 09:28:44
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It seems it's by R A Kearton
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 15-Oct-16 09:30:36
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Winding Road

Mam Tor in Derbyshire the view looking down towards the Hope valley and winding road which leads to Edale.
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/winding-road-phot...

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Standard User cheshire_man
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 15-Oct-16 09:57:50
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We've driven past Mam Tor several times, but not on that particular stretch of road. Certainly it's an area for motorcyclists to ride.

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Standard User Kenneth
(legend) Sat 15-Oct-16 11:28:06
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Google went straight for monitors for me, where as tineye.com went to gettyimages of it with single click to The bendy road

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Standard User m70
(newbie) Sat 20-Jul-19 16:26:16
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Its Yorkshire England
https://www.gettyimages.fi/detail/photo/buttertubs-p...

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