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World's most viewed photo - Windows XP's Bliss wallpaper

Chances are you have seen this photo at least once in your lifetime if you are a computer user. Whether you are a Windows user or not, you surely have seen Windows XP's default wallpaper - the green hill and bright blue sky with a bunch of clouds. It may very well be the most viewed photo in history.

Ever wondered if Bliss wallpaper is a real photo of a real place or made up in Photoshop? It's real! It's a photo of a landscape in Napa County, California, USA. The photograph was taken by professional photographer Charles O'Rear. The photograph was not digitally enhanced or manipulated in any way.
Charles O'Rear - the photographer of Bliss

Here is the same location's photo taken in 2006.
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