Blue Skies
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Blue Skies is a screen saver displaying blue skies and clouds, photographed over the summer of 2004 in Texas.
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Joel Mueller reviewed on 24 Feb 2005
I've had a number of people comment that they liked the screensaver on my Mac. And it's grown on me too. It's great here in Michigan when you don't always get to see the sun AND clouds during the winter.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Feb 2005
I don't know why people are leaving rude comments about this screensaver. The description clearly states that it's a bunch of pictures of the sky shot in Texas. If you expected anything more than that it's YOUR problem, not the author's.

That being said, not much here to see, and what there is, I've seen MUCH better pics.
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Anonymous commented on 17 Feb 2005
I'll yeild to your expertise on the quality of the pictures... I'm just starting out with photography... I've only had this camera for about two years. I'd live to see a simple slidesaver like this with really professional pictures, but I haven't found one yet.

I started this project because I wanted some nice calm desktop and screensaver images of clouds. I even bought a Windows screensaver to try and get the images out of it (for my own personal use, not for distribution) and crop them to remove the photographer's advertising material and picturesque (but unwanted) cattle, trees, mountains, and so on... but it was too well encrypted.

So I figured I could at least take some pictures of my own.

Lessions learned:

1. it takes several thousand pictures to get a dozen or so nice ones. Clouds are hard to photograph, and NEVER look the same on the screen as they did in the sky. Don't take one picture, take ten, and expect to throw away all 10 nine times out of ten.

2. "Professional" photographic retouching software produces no better results in the hands of an amateur than freeware like Toyviewer or XV. Save your money.

3. Don't challenge people who don't like your pictures to do a better job. They won't take it as a challenge, even in the rare case where they can actually do a better job.

:)
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Feb 2005
Rarely do I criticize programs... but come on man. It's some pictures of the sky probably taken with a disposable camera. Nothing more.
People from Texas crack me up, they all think Texas is some great place and the sky and clouds look different than they do anywhere else.
Get a life.
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Schmelding replied on 17 Feb 2005
You must be from Oregon. "No sky country."
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Feb 2005
meh

it's just a bunch of pictures
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Feb 2005
"It's just a bunch of pictures"?

Well, yeh, that's what it says in the description. Except that MacUpdate changed it to read "moving clouds": that wasn't in the description I sent them: I assume they're not familiar with the way slidesavers work and thought there was some custom software involved.

As for why I sent it in, well, there was a "Red Lights" slidesaver just posted, so I figured these images would be just as acceptable. Guess i was wrong. :)
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Joel Mueller replied on 17 Feb 2005
Yes, we (MacUpdate) are familiar with how slidesavers work. Anyway....I like them personally, which is why I posted them. 600+ downloads isn't bad for a day's work of screensaver downloading on MacUpdate.
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Downloads:4,619
Version Downloads:2,420
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:17 Feb 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Blue Skies is a screen saver displaying blue skies and clouds, photographed over the summer of 2004 in Texas.


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