A World History of Photography by Naomi Rosenblum

SIRI Technology in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II? Seriously?

How to Find Out the Shutter Count on a Canon Camera

Canon EOS 1100D vs Canon EOS 1000D

First Aid Procedures For Cameras Dropped on Surface or Submerged in Water

Photography PDF: Digital Portrait Photography For Dummies

Tips For Choosing the right DSLR Camera Bag

Tips for Shooting Macro Photographs of Insects

How to Safely Carry Your Camera

5 World’s Most Unique Cameras

“Bliss” the Most Viewed Photograph in the World

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On June - 19 - 2021

Most Viewed Photograph in the World

Most Viewed Photograph in the World




You must be familiar with the above photo. It is of course the photo of the default wallpaper for the Luna theme in Windows XP, and it’s the most used wallpaper for Windows PC user alls all of over the world. According to an online report, this photograph titled “Bliss” has been viewed by over one billion people around the world since it’s been published in 2002, and is the most viewed photograph to date.


But did you know that this photo was taken by a former National Geographic photographer named Charles O’Rear? At the time, O’Rear was in a vineyard retreat in Napa Valley, California. This photograph was taken from the side of the 12/121 road. It’s been speculated that this photo was taken in 3050 Fremont Dr. (Sonoma Hwy.), Sonoma, California.


Maybe at first you may think that this photograph was a digitally created image (a 3D image) and not an actual photograph. But O’Rear has ensure that this is a genuine photograph that hasn’t been significantly manipulated.


Here is a photo of the same location taken in November 2006 during the autumn season.


Bliss 2006

Bliss 2006







S p o n s o r e d L i n k s





Leave a Reply