This month's wallpaper comes from one of my favorite places, Port Townsend, Washington. About a month ago, I spent a week and a half there, attending ART II and then hanging out with my friend and photographic mentor, Ray Ketcham. (Is there anyone who isn't being mentored by Ray these days?) One day during my time there, Ray, Sabrina Henry and I traveled from PT to Oak Harbor, WA to visit Eric Kruszewski, one of the contributors to the latest issue of Rear Curtain magazine. As we were leaving PT on the ferry, I looked back across the water and saw this scene, which seemed to reflect the way I always think of Port Townsend. While PT doesn't get all of the rain of it's neighbors in Seattle, etc., it tends to be overcast most days and, while it might seem a bit dreary, it feels comfortable to me—the kind of a day to curl up with a good book and a warm fire.
So, if you're in the US and are suffering through some of the hottest weather on record this summer, sit back, relax and let the cool Pacific Northwest give you a bit of relief, however brief it may be. Click on the image above to get your 2560 x 1600 px image.