Have you ever stopped to wonder where the image was taken, or who took it? In fact, the image is so crisp you might have assumed it wasn’t real at all.
The man behind the camera is American photographer Charles O’Rear. Don’t let his name fool you into thinking that the photo was in fact taken in Ireland. Bliss, as it turns out, is in California. In Sonoma County to be exact.
The photo was taken in 1996, years before Windows XP launched, and before the area was converted into a vineyard.
This is from Microsoft’s website. The only thing I take away from this is that Windows hated Vista so much, they won’t even acknowledge that it exists.