Mountain Photography Masterpieces

Ever since humankind could stand, there has been a desire to conquer mountains. Their sheer majesty, not to mention their individual characters and microclimates, provide endless fodder for the adventurous photographer. Here are some superb mountainscapes to get your creative juices flowing.

Mount Trump by Torsten Richertz
Sony A7R, FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS at 33mm, 20 seconds at f/11, ISO 100
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Stormy Patagonia by MayMah
Nikon D800E, 30mm, 1/15sec at f/11, ISO 200
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First light by Christine Jacobson
Nikon D750, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 65mm, 30 seconds at f/22, ISO 100
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Karst sunrise by Cedar K
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, TS-E24mm f/3.5L II, 1/60sec at f/10, ISO 100
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El Capitan, Yosemite National Park by Dzung Tran
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Mountain Photography Masterpieces
more at photocrowd

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The Monasteries of Meteora

Serene, spiritual, magical, mystical, extraordinary, breathtaking, immense, inspiring, impressive. These are only some of the words people very often use in an effort to describe Meteora monasteries. Any trip to Meteora offers the visitors unique experiences of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. From the early Christian times, the steep cliffs of Meteora were regarded as a perfect place to achieve absolute isolation. To find peace and harmony and, thus, to support mankind’s’ eternal struggle for spiritual ascension.

Meteora with the 6 active monasteries is truly an inspiring and sensational setting of overwhelming rock formations with these ancient monasteries occupying their picks. Be prepared that making a trip here is much more than a visit to an awesome landscape. It is more like a pilgrimage to a holy place for all Christians around the world. In essence, Meteora today has become a preservation ark for the 2000-year-old Christian Orthodox creed. Today, out of initially 24 monasteries that used to exist only 6 remain active for people to visit. Discover the things to do and what to see while at Meteora!
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The Monasteries of Meteora
more at visit meteora

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Urban Photography

Winning images from the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition

Alfonso Béjar
2019 Overall Winner.Reflexion
Photo Location: Valencia, Spain
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Lee Mumford
1900 Hourly Winner.Organised Chaos
Photo Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Joaquín Luna
2019 EMEA Winner.The Light of the Neighborhood
Photo Location: Murcia, Spain
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Daniel Aparicio Serrano
1200 Runner Up.Conexión de Colores
Photo Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Lee Mumford
0700 Hourly Winner.Sunrise at Williamsburg
Photo Location: New York City, United States
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Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who participated.

Urban Photographer of the Year
more at cbre

As a company whose roots are in the urban environment, the creation of the Urban Photographer of the Year competition allows us to demonstrate our knowledge of city life, celebrating the individuals who are helping capture and share its most intimate and inspirational moments.
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Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

Italian photographer Marco Crupi travelled to the Aeolian Islands, a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. ‘Each island is different in naturalistic and cultural terms. It’s my goal to make the largest photo report ever about Sicily and the surrounding region.’ He takes the LUMIX S1 with him on his trips. ‘The LUMIX S1 is definitely a camera that allows photographers to shoot in any light or weather conditions.’

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Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
more at panasonic

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Capture The Wind

Photos which capture the effects of the wind. Wind can range from being an irritant to being destructive, but wind can also produce beautifully dramatic photographs. The wind can be a very difficult and challenging effect to capture well, but I would love to see your best images which capture the wind.

Congratulations on 1st place in the ‘Capture The Wind’ competition. This ticks all the boxes, bang on brief, fantastic composition, beautiful light, great colour tones and a beautiful sense of environmental energy which has all been pulled together to create a beautiful image. Well done and keep up the great work!
Windsurfer in Brighton by banjogroyne
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When the wind blows the sand in the crate
by go2nugroho
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Stormvogel
by Niall Ferguson
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Mother Nature Putting on a Show
by Marilyn B.
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by Ryszard Nowakowski
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Capture The Wind
more at photocrowd

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Where Sharpness and Softness Coexist

FíRIN is a variation of Fírinne, the Old Irish word for “truth”, which was coined during the Gaelic Revival in the late 19th Century. It means, “that which is real”. It signifies “being true to someone or something”. And it represents a promise from Tokina to photographers to help them capture the truth in their images with this revolutionary new lens.

With FíRIN, photographers can shoot with confidence, knowing that every image captured with their mirrorless cameras will be its own moment of truth.
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Where Sharpness and Softness Coexist
more at tokina

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Beauty In The Clouds

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their favorite photos showing the beauty of clouds in this photo contest

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “The lady of the water. ” by mattiabonavida
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Congratulations Runner Up “Land of the Living Skies ” by AndreLJBrandt
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Congratulations Runner Up “Atomic Supercell ” by Mauro_Mendula
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Congratulations Honorary Mention “Fluffy Sky ” by Structor
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Congratulations Honorary Mention “Desert Drive (Arizona/CA border) ” by ReidCollins
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Beauty In The Clouds
more at viewbug

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