Richard Misrach's photo as seen on the iPad

Richard Misrach's photo on the iPad. Wikimedia Commons image by Glenn Fleishman

How ’bout that iPad, eh? And how ’bout that beautiful background photo? That picture is of Pyramid Lake, in Northern Nevada. Serene, eerie, beautiful.

The default background screen on Apple’s iPad is called “Pyramid Lake (at Night).” It was taken by Richard Misrach, of Berkeley, California, in 2004. It is part of his series called Desert Cantos, an ongoing study of the American Desert landscape begun more than 35 years ago.

More on the photo, and Mr. Misrach, from the Reno Gazette Journal. And a very nice version of the original image, from Artinfo.

Enjoy the image, and your new iPad.