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I’ve had the image above of the Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland as my desktop background for about a year. I like to surround myself with positive reinforcement where possible, so I chose this pleasant nature photo pretty randomly while perusing Unsplash.

Almost as a long term accidental experiment in subliminal advertising, I found myself occasionally reading information about Iceland and feeling drawn to the scene in the image until before I knew it my girlfriend and I had booked a flight to Reykjavík and shortly thereafter I found my generic desktop nature photo coming to life!

Eric Marchese

A developer living under the long shadow of the maple leaf in Montréal

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