Trio of Friends Make Challenging Hike Across Catalina Island to Recreate the macOS Catalina Wallpaper

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A few months ago, YouTuber and photographer Andrew Levitt teamed up with his friends Jacob Phillips and Taylor Gray on a one-week road trip to try to recreate all of Apple's default wallpapers included in macOS.

Photo Credit: Jacob Phillips

Just a few weeks after the video, Apple publicly released macOS Catalina, giving Levitt and his friends one more wallpaper to recreate. The task was more challenging this time, however, as the default macOS Catalina wallpaper showcases the remote, northern tip of Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California.

To get there, Levitt and his friends took a ferry to Catalina Island and hiked over eight hours across the island, complete with camping gear and other supplies.


The trio of friends eventually reached the tip of the island and, despite windy conditions, managed to capture a nearly identical version of the default macOS Catalina wallpaper with a drone.

On the hike back to the ferry terminal, Levitt and his friends were stopped by a police officer and learned that hiking at night on Catalina Island is apparently forbidden. Fortunately, the police officer was kind and merely escorted them back to the other side of the island. All in all, a fascinating video.

Here's the original video:

Follow the creators on Instagram: Andrew Levitt, Jacob Phillips, and Taylor Gray.

Article Link: Trio of Friends Make Challenging Hike Across Catalina Island to Recreate the macOS Catalina Wallpaper
 

code-m

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or some people are able to enjoy life in a way that doesn’t involve a 9-5 desk job...
I don’t work a typical 9-5 desk job, I feel there is not originality in this concept. Why not do something better, it’s nature every second and angle will render a different result. It does not make it better or worse just why. Be creative is what Apple’s marketing is all about, this is not.
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Good of you to show how to really use time productively: sit inside and make a snarky comment on MacRumors. :rolleyes:
Hmm not wise to assume considering mobile devices are everywhere along with internet access granted some place have poor coverage but for all you know this poster could be sitting on a beach and making said comment.
 

coachgq

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or some people are able to enjoy life in a way that doesn’t involve a 9-5 desk job...
I have what some would call a 9 to 5 desk job, and I love every minute of it and I enjoy life as much as I feel necessary. Oh, and my job allows me to have health insurance for my wife and kids.
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Good of you to show how to really use time productively: sit inside and make a snarky comment on MacRumors. :rolleyes:
The irony here is that you posted a snarky comment about someone posting a snarky comment...