The Thrill of the Chase

There’s nothing on Earth like being confronted by the fury of wild weather. With more than 20 years’ experience storm chasing across Australia, Dale Sharpe shares his tips for amazing images in the eye of the storm.

How to Capture Lightning
1. Use a tripod and set your camera to Manual (M).
2. Set your camera’s ISO to its lowest value (100 or 200).
3. An aperture between f/5.6 and f/9 will give you a good depth of field.
4. The ideal shutter speed depends on the intensity of the lightning and how far away it is, but I recommend shooting 20-30 seconds for distant lightning strikes and 5 -10 seconds for closer strikes.
5. Set your lens to manual and focus to infinity. Fire a test shot to ensure the image is sharp.
6. If your lens or camera has image stabilisation turn it off! If the camera is on a tripod it will do more harm than good.
7. If you have a remote, lock the shutter release, so the camera captures one image after another.
8. Capturing the perfect bolt is often a matter of luck so the more time your shutter release is open the better your chances.
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The Thrill of the Chase
by Dale Sharpe
via Australian Photography Magazine

People’s Choice | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers

National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018
People’s Choice
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Wild Iceland
Photo and caption by E. Arencibia
If already one of the most beautiful landscape ever seen, imagine to get there and find this wild and majestic Icelandic horse posing for me. That morning I was wondering if it would be worth it to go…bad weather, cold, not good light conditions…but you never know what you are going to find.
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The doors of mordor are open
Photo and caption by Jeffry Arguedas
Never before had I seen such a majestic eruption of a volcano and at the same time feel secure. Camping one night in the Acatenango Volcano and having a volcano as active as the Fire a few kilometers away, it was an incomparable experience, I felt trapped in the book “The Lord of the Rings” walking through Mordor. Walking for more than 5 hours with cold clothes near 3900 meters, food, 5 liters of water and a tripod, was exhausting, but each step made it worthwhile.
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Formation
Photo and caption by Niklas Weber
When we arrived at the rio tarcoles in costa rica and I saw what a fantastic formation the sharp-mouthed crocodiles are, I could not help myself, I started my drone and begun to photograph them from the air. My heart was beating like crazy because I was incredibly excited, on the one hand I was a bit scared for the drone, on the other hand I was so happy about the unique moment.
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Biker
Photo and caption by Mark zhu
Lucca is an city in central Italy with well-preserved renaissance-era city walls and architecture. This photo was taken during the sunset hours, where the warm sunlight blends everything together, and a local biking through the city seems to be traveling back in time.
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Future of 2022 Reveal in fog
Photo and caption by Ray Toh
The first WC2022 stadium to be ready, revealed during a foggy morning.
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Sunset in the Monument Valley
Photo and caption by Stas Bartnikas
This aerial shot was taken from a microlight trike in Monument Valley, UT
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The highly tolerant society
Photo and caption by Hidetoshi Ogata
On a cold winter day, I captured the moment when mother monkeys formed a huddle after social grooming in Awaji Island. Japanese monkeys are generally considered to be despotic and aggressive, but they are building a social relationships with mutual benefits.
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People’s Choice | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers
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Budapest Courtyards

La galerie Polka présente Budapest Courtyards, la nouvelle exposition inédite d’Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre. Après le succès de leurs travaux sur les usines abandonnées d’Industry (2004-ongoing), les vestiges de Detroit (2005-2010), les Theaters américains (2005-ongoing) et l’ile japonaise de Gunkanjima (2008-2012) les deux jeunes photographes français, réunis depuis 2002 par leur passion commune pour les ruines contemporaines, livrent cette fois-ci le fruit de leur travail sur des lieux habités : les cours d’immeubles de Budapest.

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Budapest Courtyards
par Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
via Galerie Polka

The Unchosen Ones, Out To Pasture and Divine Animals: The Bovidae

Klompching Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of photographs by R. J. Kern. This will be the artist’s first solo show in New York, bringing together a selection of color photographs from his three critically-acclaimed projects: The Unchosen Ones, Out To Pasture and Divine Animals: The Bovidae.

Kern’s photography is firmly rooted in presenting the human affect on the landscape and an inquisitive exploration of humanity through man’s relationship with domestic animals.

“Kern’s evocation of nature as a device to understand his own sense of self draws upon historical precedence: the use of animals as metaphor and the pastoral tradition. yet the artist’s broad concept—his exploration of identity—is firmly grounded in a contemporary context. This tightly knit series of images, which together characterize the author, is common to our age of social media. Kern’s aesthetic, however, emphasizes clarity and projects a warm stillness that is a balm to an overstimulate society. This contrast, too—the ties to digital media and the rejection of its characteristics—deepens his pastoral project.”.—Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator, Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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The Unchosen Ones, Out To Pasture and Divine Animals: The Bovidae
by R. J. Kern
more at Klompching Gallery

It’s About Soul with Chef Todd Richards

We’re always excited to be introduced to a number of creatives across verticals here at Athleisure Mag. A few weeks ago, we got an advanced copy of Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes and from the selected dishes, colorful imagery and the voice of Chef Todd Richards, we had to interview him for this month’s issue. He brings to life what soul food means as a genre and how it can be interpreted within its classic dishes as well as being utilized in other dishes that are not commonly thought to align with this category. Chef Richards is self-taught, passionate about educating others about the food and bringing the love and community that surrounds it.

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It’s About Soul with Chef Todd Richards
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Holding Court with Lala Kent

Readers of this magazine know that we love Reality shows and BRAVO is a personal favorite of our Co-Founder and Style Director. Any show that involves the Real Housewives franchise and their spin-offs is always a winner in our studio. Lala Kent is a fan favorite on Vanderpump Rules which showcases the lives of hostesses, servers, bartenders and DJs that work at SUR with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump. In addition to watching this self assured hostess, Lala has a passion for music and this past season we see her perform, and she has also launched a beauty line which we included in a number of looks within her editorial.
From the time Lala came to our set for this shoot, we realized that she is just as stunning, witty and as personable as she is on the show. This girl’s girl talks about how she became a part of this show, where we can fnd her in LA and more about her beauty line, Give Them Lala. Of course we had a great time incorporating some must have summer looks that are chic with a twist!

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Holding Court with Lala Kent
Photography Paul Farkas

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Cinematic Scenes

San Francisco-based designer and photographer Xuebing Du creates vibrant images of nature that look like something from another realm. The series of colorful photography evokes imaginary tales of an enchanted garden, where Du herself features as a pixie-like subject exploring and playing among the lush landscape.

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Cinematic Scenes
more in “Colorful Cinematic Photos Capture the Vibrancy of an Enchanted Garden”
by Emma Taggart
at my modern met