Behind the May 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper on LuxaVision

Posted on 01 May 2011 by Liza Mae V.

I designed May 2011 desktop calendar wallpaper on LuxaVision and it is getting quite the traffic and it really excites me to see such progress in such a short time frame.  I created this on PhotoShop CS4 – I know I should upgrade to CS5 but haven’t gotten around to it.  It is one of those things on my to-do list but isn’t on high priority, so it happens on a random day like today.  I was just gonna go to Timothy’s to relax and have a coffee with my MacBook Pro after a property showing and I walked by the Riverdale Mac store (which had such friendly and helpful staff – much better than the Apple store where it smells like foot funk) and it triggered a thought that I should get quote on how much it would be to get my DVD reader/burner replaced, which was a little bit more than I wanted to spend and made me inquire about upgrading my RAM.  This was something on my to-do list as well and thought the best time is now!  So I upgraded from 2GB to 8GB RAM awesomeness which will be 4x as fast!  I thought it was more important than a burner for I am on my MacBook Pro majority of my day and I burn a CD/DVD a few times a year.  So back to my point, I will eventually get to upgrading to PhotoShop CS5 but probably wait until CS6, knowing me, I mean I read that there aren’t significant changes between CS4 and CS5, so I’m not in rush, unless someone tells me something really cool about CS5 compared to CS4.

This is the May 2011 desktop calendar wallpaper but can be downloaded as large as 1440×900, just visit LuxaVision, or click on the image below to be redirected.

LuxaVision | May 2011 Desktop Calendar Wall Paper

Behind the Design Concept of May 2011 Desktop Calendar

I was actually experimenting product photography with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when my mom suggested I take pictures of her orchids which I gladly obliged and ta-da, everything else fell in to place for the May 2011 desktop calendar.  The color scheme was chosen from the colours of the orchids and I thought the photo of the orchids were perfect for it was refreshing for the month of May.  I never thought I would like product photography but it gives me an opportunity to understand light and experiment different lighting setups.  I know the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aren’t very white balanced but I kind of like the yellowish tint (this is from a lamp bouncing up on the right of the photo).

Who would of thought that I would of gotten a beautiful shot of orchids for the May 2011 desktop calendar from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Opportunities happen when you least expect it!

I hope you enjoy the May 2011 desktop calendar wallpaper for May is one of the best months of the year!  Yes I know I am quite biased for I am a May baby but I stand by my last statement.

– Liza Mae

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