Landscapes by Jaeyoun Ryu | 류재윤

Landscapes by Jaeyoun Ryu | 류재윤

White Heroine
When the sun goes down, red clouds of burning, Sleeping kings of the tomb lonely bright a white magnolia. Gorgeous spring night in Gyeong-Ju
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Tree of life
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The Wanderer
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Sacred Pine Trees
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Landscapes by Jaeyoun Ryu | 류재윤
more at 35photo

“KADE – Fairytales From The Enchanted Kingdom”

In 2013, Annie Mitova started a unique personal project called: “KADE – Fairytales From The Enchanted Kingdom”. Initially it all seemed like one crazy and impossible idea: Annie wanted to create a series of beautiful and meaningful stories with her portraits, but she had no experience, no professional equipment, no budget, no experienced models, and all of her models were children ages 2-12. She also had no makeup artists, no hairstylists and no assistants on any of her shoots. During this project Annie planned, organized, researched, designed, photographed, post processed, fully styled, built props and full studio sets, all by herself, while also doing commission work in order to be able to finance her project.

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“KADE – Fairytales From The Enchanted Kingdom”
by Annie Mitova

more at Seamless Photo

Best Wildlife Photography

What makes a wildlife photograph the best? Is it because it’s a tack-sharp, perfectly lit technical masterpiece? A jaw-dropping shot of megafauna? A glimpse of a rarely seen moment from the animal kingdom? A new perspective on ordinary behaviour?

I don’t think there’s one answer. Photography, like all art forms, is largely subjective. Sure, there’s a certain level of skill and knowledge that’s required to take a beautiful wildlife image; composition, exposure, lines, patience, diligence, etc. But what makes a wildlife image the best is really up to you, the viewer.

Well, we’ve certainly given you plenty to look at in Best Wildlife Photography 2018. To close out Canada’s 150th year and usher in the next 150, we looked back on the past seven issues of Best Wildlife Photography and chose images worthy of the designation “the best of the best.” Photographed by talented members of our 70,000-photographer-strong Canadian Geographic Photo Club, these images are the kind that prompted us, as magazine editors, creative directors and designers, to stop and say “Wow!”

The mating rituals of elk are confrontational. A bull elk with a harem of cows and calves will be aggressive in their defense and will battle other bulls for dominance, sometimes to the death.
Photographer: Jim Cumming
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Making tracks
Heavy snow blankets the ground at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge, home to this grizzly named Boo.
Photographer: Neal Weisenberg
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Frosty feline
Called the ghost of the north woods, the lynx stays as silent as possible when stalking its prey, which is usually swift snowshoe hares.
Photographer: Chris Gale
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Many animals blend into their native environments, but rarely is their camouflage as uniform as this grey wolf’s.
Photographer: Bill Maynard
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A parliament of owls
Snowy owls congregate on a picnic table at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm in the spring.
Photographer: Michelle Valberg
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Spring surprise
Nestled into a vivid day lily, this spring peeper could easily be mistaken for tropical fauna, but these tiny tree frogs are suited to the cold. By hibernating under logs and in loose bark, they’re able to range well into the forests of eastern Canada.
Photographer: Brian Robin
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Best Wildlife Photography

more in Canadian Geographic
Special Collector’s Edition – Best Wildlife Photography 2018

The Art of Night

Sydney-based street photographer David Sark has spent the last two years capturing city streets around the world in his own unique way. This is how to create art in the black of night.

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The Art of Night | David Sark, Street Photographer
more by Mike O’Connor in Australian Photography

Wear Good Shoes: Inspiring Advice from Magnum Photographers

Download this free 60-page PDF from Magnum Photos—filled with excellent tips, advice and words of wisdom from the photographers at Magnum, as well as many of their iconic images. A great resource for anyone who wants to make better pictures.

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Free guide from Magnum Photos
get it at Lens Culture

Adieu la photographie. Matérialité et geste en photographie actuelle

La Ville de Québec invite la population à voir Adieu la photographie. Matérialité et geste en photographie actuelle. L’exposition est présentée à la maison Hamel-Bruneau du 20 septembre au 17 décembre 2017.

Moïa Jobin-Paré, 4 min 15 au révélateur, 2015. Court métrage d’animation image par image, grattages sur photographies argentiques, 4:44 min.
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« La démocratisation des arts et de la culture est une de nos préoccupations constantes, car ils sont des facteurs déterminants dans l’émancipation sociale. En proposant la découverte de l’autre à travers ses œuvres, ils améliorent les rapports entre les humains », soulignait M. Rémy Normand, membre du comité exécutif et président du conseil d’arrondissement de Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge.
C’est la notion de photoplastie que la commissaire de l’exposition, Mme Hélène Matte, met de l’avant dans cette exposition qui rassemble 14 artistes. Ceux-ci évaluent la situation de la photographie argentique ainsi que ses outils pour en explorer les possibilités d’aujourd’hui. Si certains revisitent les procédés anciens de la camera obscura (Véronique Isabelle), d’autres redéfinissent la chambre noire ou encore photographient sans appareil (Bruno Guiot).
Transmutant la photographie ordinaire, certains l’intègrent à des installations, en font des sculptures ou encore interviennent sur les surfaces, mettant en scène sa désuétude tout en la renouvelant.
L’exposition réunit des artistes d’horizons divers. La relève (Moïa Jobin-Paré, Annie St-Jean, etc.) se mêle ici à de grands noms de la photographie actuelle (Michel Campeau, Patrick Altman et autres) et les artistes locaux fréquentent ceux de renommée internationale (Isabelle Leming et Jacinthe Lessard-L. notamment). Ils viennent du Québec, du Brésil et de la France.
La maison Hamel-Bruneau est située au 2608, chemin Saint-Louis. Ses portes sont ouvertes au grand public du mercredi au dimanche de 13 h à 17 h. L’entrée est libre.

via Ville de Québec

These Breathtaking Natural Wonders No Longer Exist

Natural and manmade forces continue to reshape Earth’s landscape.

Jeffery Pine, Yosemite National Park
The dead and wind-battered Jeffery pine atop Yosemite’s Sentinel Dome, made famous by Ansel Adams, finally toppled in 2003. Some say the only tree in the scenic vista was one of the world’s most photographed trees, having been the star of glass plate images as early as the 1860s.
Photograph by Harald Sund
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Slim River, Canada
In spring 2017, an entire river in Canada’s Yukon territory vanished seemingly overnight. The culprit was the retreat of the massive Kaskawulsh Glacier whose meltwater diverted from the Slim River to feed a different river. Scientists called it the first case of “river piracy” in modern times. These changes are also shrinking the Yukon’s largest lake. You can see Kluane Lake’s receding shoreline along Alaska Highway 1 and from points within Kluane National Park and Reserve.
Photograph by Alan Majchrowicz
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Elephant Rock, Canada
Some 200 tons of rocks toppled from New Brunswick’s “Elephant Rock” Flowerpot Formation last spring, turning a peephole into a pile of rubble. The scenic spot in Hopewell Rocks Park was one of the most popular stops for travelers taking in the remarkably wide-ranging tides of the Bay of Fundy.
Photograph by Mike Grandmaison
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Twelve Apostles Marine National Park, Australia
There’s a few less apostles in Australia’s Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. In 2005, one of the largest and most intricate of the offshore sea stacks crumpled into dust in front of a watching family. Already the remnants of pummeled cliffs, the heavy surf there means the remaining seven apostles aren’t far behind.
Photograph by David Noton
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Legzira Beach, Morocco
Paragliders, surfers, fishermen, and a handful of in-the-know visitors who frequented Legzira Beach outside the city of Sidi Ifni in Morocco mourned when its twin red sea arch succumbed to the weight of the massive cliff above it in 2016. The rust-colored hideaway was a popular sunset scene; a similar setting can be found in the Jurassic-era red sea stacks of Landram Bay in Devon, England.
Photograph by Zzvet
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Landscapes shape our sense of place, yet Earth is constantly changing. The forces of volcanism, wind, water, sun, and, yes, humans, conspire to transform what has been crafted into familiar terrain over millennia—pummeling cliffs into beaches, eroding vast canyons, forming new land with bubbling lava, and shifting the course of mighty rivers.

more by Meghan Miner Murray
at National Geographic