OS Wallpaper: February 2021

‘Fire & Ice’ at Chrome Hill, Peak District by Jermaine Reid

We asked on Social Media for your best winter snow images and the response was amazing! This photo by Jermaine Reid captures a dramatic sunrise over Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill in the Peak District

Parkhouse Hill and Chrome hill are 'reef knolls', a huge pile of shell and reef crushed on an ancient seabed to form a calcium based rock. They tend to be harder than the surrounding rocks so are left exposed as they weather away. It's one of the few places in Britain where you can experience a 'double sunset'. If you are in just the right place at the right time of the year, the sun will set behind one hill, appear on the other side, and then set again.

Jermaine Reid is a budding photographer and you can find some of his images, including prints for sale, at jermaine_reid_photography on Instagram.

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To save the image on a computer, right-click (or alt-click) and select 'save target as' or the equivalent for your browser. For most computers, right click the desktop and select 'set wallpaper' to change the wallpaper image. For iOS devices, select the image, press and hold on the image to 'save image', then go to Photos > Share > Set as Wallpaper. On Android devices, select the image, long press to 'download image' and then go to Wallpapers > My photos and select the image.

Did you know?: If you have saved multiple wallpaper images and use a Windows 10 computer, you can set it automatically change it regularly. In Windows 10:

  • Save all the images to a specific folder, such as My Pictures > Wallpapers
  • Go to Settings > Personalisation
  • Select Background
  • Change the background setting to 'Slideshow'
  • Click the 'Browse' button and choose the folder with the images
  • Select options, such as how often to change the image


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