Microsoft offers up some new Open Call Windows 8 themes

Microsoft continues to give Windows 8 PC owners some new, free and pretty impressive themes to download. Some of those themes come from submissions made by artists or photographers to Microsoft's Open Call project. This week, the company launched some new themes based on photos taken by photographers in some beautiful and exotic locations.

The Microsoft Experience blog has links to the new themes, including one from Ian Rushton, who took 17 images of the beaches located on New Zealand’s West Coast. This will apparently be the first of a series of themes from Rushton showcasing the islands of New Zealand.

Other new Windows 8 themes available for download are Winter Garden, from Canadian photographer Hayley Elizabeth, along with a theme showing off coastal Germany from Frank Hojenski. The Sardinian Shores theme, shown above, is based on the work of Italian photographer Giovanni Cultrera.

The other new themes released are Raindrops and Dew, a nature-filled series of images from Macedonian photographer, Slavco Stojanoski, and the Butterflies of Nagpur theme from India-based Mayur Kotlikar. Finally, Imran Mirza created a Windows 8 theme that shows some of the most iconic architectural landmarks of the city of London, shown above.

Source: Microsoft | Images via Microsoft

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