Nature’s Color

The outdoors are saturated with vibrant colors.
Nature’s Colors photo contest winners and finalists

Grand Prize Alan Krakauer
Tundra Slumber
The Land of the Midnight Sun may be most famous for its big bears and immense landscapes, but sometimes it’s the small quiet moments that leave a lasting impression. One day in late August while hiking over the spongy Arctic terrain near Toolik Lake in northern Alaska, I found a sleeping red fox snoozing on a bed of vibrant late summer tundra. This is one of my all-time favorite photos in part because of the gorgeous fall-like colors, but even more because I’m not sure I’ve ever captured a picture of an animal that seems so at peace in its surroundings. I got my photos and continued on my way, and left the fox to its dreaming.
Canon 6D, Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6L, ISO 800, Aperture f/5.6, Shutter Speed 1/500sec, No flash or tripod.
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Second Prize William Stekelberg
Lake Martin Great Blue Heron
The photo was taken from a small boat on Lake Martin, Louisiana, near the town of Breaux Bridge. I was attracted to the way the late afternoon light was illuminating the heron while backlighting the foliage, which was in its “fall color” stage. The image has been cropped a little for compositional reasons.
Nikon D850, Tamron 150-600mm G2, handheld.
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Third Prize Perri Schelat
Moth Confetti
I created Moth Confetti last Fall, while walking along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, a stretch that forms the southwest boundary of Glacier National Park. In the Fall the water gets low making it possible to get down in the river and explore amongst pools and rocks. I took a walk in the river, hand holding my camera, which allowed more artistic freedom not being attached to a tripod. I came across a small pool of water wedged in between two boulders full of dead months floating on top of fallen aspen leaves. It was an interesting intimate scene almost an abstract. The water was slightly moving, light was low and I was hand holding. I used an higher ISO to get a fast shutter speed, which was complicated by the need for a small aperture to get greater depth of field from corner to corner. It was a challenge to get just the right balance and the result I wanted. In the end the image really spoke to my current interest and exploration of smaller scenes, while taking time to be more thoughtful and introspective in the field.
Nikon D810, Nikon 24-70mm with VR on F16, 1/160, ISO 1600, 70mm focal length, Global RAW file adjustments made in Lightroom. Basic local adjustments made in Photoshop.
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Finalist
Oracle by Abe Blair
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Finalist
Red Legged Honeycreeper by Kevan Sunderland
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Nature’s Colors Photo Contest Winners and Finalists
more at Outdoor Photographer

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Farms and Barns

There can be something wholesome about seeing farm buildings surrounded by open land. Show me your best photos of farms and barns. Images may include people, farm animals, equipment, etc.

Molton Raunch
by Chris Ribbon
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Barn
by Skylerewing
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Norwegian countryside
by Trond
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Red Barn Cliche
by Dale O’Dell
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Morning Autumn Storm
by Mary Hulett
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Farms and Barns
more at photocrowd

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Travel + Leisure | Photo of the Day

“At Travel + Leisure, we’re always on the lookout for incredible travel photography and the amazing photographers who take them, so we’re excited to offer our readers a way to showcase their work. Send us the best photographs from your travels for a chance to be featured on Travel + Leisure — and maybe even in the magazine.”

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Photo of the Day
View All Entries at Travel + Leisure

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Marie Bärsch et Marsel van Oosten deviennent ambassadeurs de Nikon

Nikon souhaite la bienvenue au photographe animalier et de paysages primé Marsel van Oosten ainsi qu’à la photographe de mode Marie Bärsch en tant que nouveaux ambassadeurs européens de Nikon. Experts dans leurs domaines respectifs, Marie et Marsel rejoignent certains des photographes Nikon parmi les plus talentueux et les plus influents en Europe, admirés pour leur passion, leur énergie et leur engagement vis-à-vis des arts visuels.

Les images de Marsel célèbrent la beauté du monde naturel tout en montrant à quel point elle est fragile. Il espère que grâce à ses images, les gens comprendront l’importance de la conservation et de la protection de la planète pour les générations futures.

Les images de Marie célèbrent la beauté en mettant en scène les modèles dans des lieux spectaculaires et exotiques afin de créer des portraits et des éditoriaux puissants.
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Marie Bärsch et Marsel van Oosten deviennent ambassadeurs de Nikon
Le programme Ambassadeurs européens de Nikon regroupe des artistes de l’image talentueux et majeurs qui utilisent les technologies les plus récentes et ont une certaine connaissance des tendances de la société.

plus sur Le Mag

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Best colours to use on Instagram: The four colours that get the most likes

Over 100 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day. Beaches, sunsets, hot dog legs, selfies, all vying for Likes. However, according to new research there is a formula to taking the perfect shot.

It’s all in the colour scheme.

Havana is noted for its history, culture, architecture and monuments. Photo: Danita Delimont
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Beautiful view of Vernazza, Cinque Terre. Photo: Afriandi
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A study carried out by the Pantone Color Institute, marketing platform Fohr and Visit Carlsbad has identified the four colours that draw the most engagement from Instagram users. To come to this conclusion they analysed the best-performing posts from 75 different influencers with a following of 50,000 or greater.

A New England farm surrounded by Autumn maples, US. Photo: Ron and Patty Thomas
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Multicoloured houses in La Boca Quarter, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Chris Coe / Design Pics
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The most popular colours are Rose Dawn (a dusty pink), Ethereal Blue (similar to the shade seen in open skies), Ocean Depths (a teal shade resembling the sea) and Harvest Gold (hinting of autumn shades, sandy beaches and sunsets).

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Best colours to use on Instagram: The four colours that get the most likes
more by Greg Dickinson
at Traveller

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Марина, Полина, Мария, Ангельский демон, Алина

Beautiful Summer Portraits by Evgeny Freyer

Марина
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Полина
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Мария
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Ангельский демон
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Алина
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Beautiful Summer Portraits by Evgeny Freyer | Фрейер Евгений
more at 35photo

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