“Natures Glory​​”

No matter where we are nature is present. From the depths of a tropical rain forest to a small garden in the middle of a city, our life here is totally dependent its beautiful rhythms, seasons and fragile balance.

Aurora Over Sandvikholmen by ​Wojciech ​Kruczynski
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Fly Geyser ​by Deryk Baumgärtner
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Luminosity​​ by Craig Bill
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Fighting by Hendy ​Lie
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Boneyard Beach by Carla Vaughan
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“Natures Glory​​”

more at The Motif Collective

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Aircrafts

We’ve seen great shots of aircrafts taken at airshows, travel and local airports. For this PRO members only photo contest we invited you to share your best shots of aircrafts…

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Faster and faster ” by MBphotographybiz
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Congratulations People’s Choice “P-38 Lightning ” by dynastesgranti
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Congratulations Amateur Winner “2016 Airshow VI ” by xavierw
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Congratulations Runner Up “Flight ” by Jannnetc
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Congratulations Runner Up “Smoke ” by Roberobe
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Aircrafts

more at viewbug

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Fill the Frame

To create visual impact fill the frame with your subject, excluding most or all of the background. Get in close, you do not have to have every part of the subject or object in the image for it to be complete. For this contest any subject or object in colour or black and white is acceptable. I look forward to seeing your images.

R e d by Lize Hill
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Owl by Luis Martins
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Flower by Paul kerby
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Moza wall by Gilbert Claes
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Orangutan by Steve James
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Fill the Frame

more at photocrowd

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Bokeh is NOT Depth of Field

The RF 85mm F1.2L USM compared to the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS with Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating.

Offering a superior optical performance thanks to its advance lens design and the use of ground-breaking Canon optics, the RF 85mm F1.2L USM is the ultimate portrait lens for next generation imaging.

RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS – A unique high-performance lens offering a combination of beautifully smooth defocused background bokeh and a super fast aperture to produce breathtaking portraits.
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Bokeh is NOT Depth of Field

more about the RF 85mm F1.2L at Canon

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Sunny Summer Looks

Michi Delane Poses in Sunny Summer Looks for ELLE Croatia
Michi Delane soaks up the sun for ELLE Croatia’s August 2019 issue. Photographed by Ivan Bideac, she poses in summer ensembles perfect for warm weather. Stylist Seppe Tirabassi selects a mix of swimwear as well as breezy dresses. Michi wears labels like Chanel, Chloe and Bally. For beauty, hair stylist Charles McNair works on her wet tresses with makeup by William Murphy.

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Michi Delane Poses in Sunny Summer Looks for ELLE Croatia

more at fashion gone rogue

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The Bookstore Project | Florin Firimitã

Florin Ion Firimitã is a visual artist, educator, and writer who traces his interest in art back to his mother’s passion for drawing and his father’s modest amateur photo lab, in Bucharest, Romania, where he was entrusted with mixing chemicals, developing film and printing black-and-white photos at the age of six. Versatile in a variety of mediums, from painting to mixed media and from writing to photography, the artist has continued to explore a wide range of creative expressions.

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The Bookstore Project | Florin Firimita

more in Shades of Grey Magazine

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Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

The inspiration you need to help improve your photography skills
Well-known for their stunning world-class photography, 1x.com has worked with their most talented photographers to handpick 100 awe-inspiring images and provided the back-story and photographer’s secrets that helped capture them. This book presents you with inspiration as well as underlying techniques that can help improve your photography skills immediately.

Silent Song
This is the voice of a marginal society that is constantly pushed aside by the greed of a civilization, and whose voices are unheard. They live in the trash left behind by the strong who always threaten the environment of the world. No matter how hard they scream and how loud they sing, they would never be heard. The only sound is that of damage that is growing into a bigger threat each day.
Final Toto is a photographer from Jakarta, Indonesia
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Big Sister
I took this picture when on a bike tour in the mountains together with some friends. It was a full day adventure through villages and the countryside. I always carry a camera when I go adventuring or walking and take pictures when looking at beautiful scenery or meeting interesting people.
Adhi Prayoga, photographer
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The Court of Heaven: “A Galley’s Last Stand”
I had taken a two week touring vacation to the north of France in June 2008. We arrived at around midday to find this scene. The immediate possibilities were obvious but the conditions were poor; the tide was out with the boat beached upon uninteresting sand with harsh, unforgiving and unattractive light. Still it was a scene that excited us greatly, and we knew that there was potential here.
Mal Smart, photographer
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Freedom
This one was created as an entry to a challenge. The subject was “fences.” I scratched my head to find a creative way to feature fences. Fences can obviously engender a prison-like feeling, so the idea of freedom quickly appeared. From there, I sketched out several options, and I found this one to be pretty effective.
Christophe Kiciak, photographer
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Painting of Nature
This image was taken in a place named Situ Gunung. In the Indonesian language, situ means lake and gunung means mountain.
Hardibudi, photographer
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Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images
* Shares behind-the-scene stories of the featured photos from the photographers themselves, from their artistic vision to the technical details that went into each shot
* Offers clear, concise, and accessible descriptions for the ideas, vision, performance, setup, location, equipment, camera settings, lighting diagrams, and image editing methods of each amazing photo
Photo Inspiration provides a unique combination of the final photograph with the tools and knowledge that made it possible, all of which are aimed at helping you meet your photographic potential.

ISBN: 978-1-118-29052-1

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