Windows XP 'Bliss' is the most viewed photograph in the world Back
Apr 11, 2013Apparently 'Bliss' is the most viewed photograph in the world. Estimated 1 billion views, the photo was shot by Charles O'Rear who claims it was not digitally enhanced in any way.
Charles O’Rear, a wine enthusiast and stock photographer for Bill Gates’s Corbis, was originally on assignment to photograph Napa Valley and happened to take the famed Sonoma Valley photo from the highway while driving en route.Shot on a medium format camera, he claims the image was not digitally manipulated whatsoever. Five years later, it became the default wallpaper for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system.
Could one of the stock photos available on www.unlimitedphotography.co.uk become the next 'Bliss'? Well you never know....