Moving Elephant By Mark

Moving Elephant by Mark is a Zurich based photographer. For him, the art of photography is synonymous with life, embodying a never-ending journey which is manifested in his creativity and artistic vision. Capturing his scenes with only naturally available light as well as directly shot monochrome, his images hold a power in their underlying preservation of photography in its most natural and raw form.

Mark’s work is comprised of two parallel lines of work. The first of these lines explores symmetry and perspective in mostly urban architecture. These works capture the beauty of the order present in oft overlooked architecture, which is then further emphasized by the monochromatism of the images, which renders all the lines of the symmetry all that much more visible. The second line in Mark’s work deals with the art of storytelling through images as it relates to the female body. In these works, Mark deftly wields extremely dramatic lights and shadows to create gorgeously emotive scenes that can easily stir up memories or connections within a viewer. Further, there is compositional overlap between these lines, both where elements of symmetry and repetition come into the figurative works, as well as where the symmetrical architecture begins to evoke figurative forms in its contours.

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Moving Elephant By Mark
more at agora gallery

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Exquisitely Composed Photos That Each Tell A Unique Story

Have you spent much time thinking about the nature of composition in a photograph? Consider this… when you begin the process of creating a photograph something has caught your attention. That “something” seems worthy of capture and to pass onto others (your viewers). The problem is the “others” aren’t there with you when take the photograph. They didn’t see and feel the scene as you did. Composition is the tool that helps you convey that silent message to a viewer who is perhaps thousands and thousands of miles away.

“are you Talking to Me ? ” by ilias Orfanos
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“Jinx Cosplay” by Amanda Café
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“Half light in the forest” by Luís Rodrigues
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“Dark Clouds” by Christian Giger Photography
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“Fishermen hanging their fishing tools ” by Nguyen Quoc Thang
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Exquisitely Composed Photos That Each Tell A Unique Story
more at gurushots

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Take Better Travel Photos

How to make the most of your next trip and return home with a portfolio of memorable images
Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

The Four Ps To Take Better Travel Photos
Practice. No artist will ever get better at their craft without serious amounts of practice. The good thing is, practicing in photography is fun. Keep shooting in new ways and experimenting with new techniques.

Patience. Don’t expect every shot to be amazing nor think that every time you try something new it will be a giant success. You’ll learn a lot from your failures. The trick is, only show people your best work.

Persistence. Don’t give up! Good things don’t happen to those who simply wait; they happen to those who work their butts off. Don’t be distracted by negative thoughts and give up. The next shot may be the perfect one.

Photoshop. Capturing a great image is just the beginning. Learning how to bring your vision to life by post-processing with the powerful software available to photographers today is the icing on the cake. You’ll never regret getting really good at Photoshop. Trust me.
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Take Better Travel Photos
By Ken Kaminesky

more at outdoor photographer

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Rice terraces and a tree of life

Самодисциплина и познание Себя. Образ жизни определяет кто мы есть. Так получилось, что в начале своего жизненного пути я выбрал искусство. Сегодня я занимаюсь многими видами современного искусства, и организую вокруг себя людей.

Искусство Быть Собой. Сайт

Фотография, хореография, путешествия, боевые искусства…
Хореограф- постановщик, учитель.

Организую фотопутешествия в разные места земного шара.

Не важно что я снимаю, Все мои фотографии несут либо смысл либо состояние (ощущения) Форма лишь продолжение моего духа и моей индивидуальности.
Я не постиг Себя, но я на Пути…

Rice terraces and a tree of life
Siarhei Mikhaliuk | Михалюк Сергей
Photographer | фотограф

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more at 35photo

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See the most breathtaking national parks around the world

The United States may lay claim to the world’s first national park, but it’s far from the only country whose most prized lands are officially protected by the government.

After the establishment of Yellowstone in 1872, the national park concept took hold across America and beyond. Canada founded its first national parks in the 1880s; the idea eventually spread across the Atlantic to Great Britain after World War I, then later to its colonies. Japan and Mexico embraced the concept in the 1930s and dozens of other countries followed suit over the course of the 20th century.

Banff National Park, Canada
Photograph by Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber
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Goreme National Park, Turkey
Photograph by Polina Nagareva
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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Photograph by Michael Melford
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Photograph by Robert Harding
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Photograph by Grant Faint
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See the world’s most beautiful national parks
From ancient rock formations in Australia to towering glaciers in Patagonia, here are 20 of our favorite national parks.
By Erica Jackson Curran

more at National Geographic

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A virtual journey around the world | AirPano

Since 2006 we have been taking photos of the most significant and interesting corners of the Earth. One of the most remarkable results of our work is AirPano project, that we are still engaged in. Around 3,000 panoramas of more than 300 places of the Earth, including the North Pole, the Antarctic, volcano eruptions and even panoramas from the stratosphere, are presented on our website. Every week we publish a new virtual tour on the website.

Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer Statue
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Burj Khalifa at night. Dubai, UAE
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Lotus Temple. Delhi, India
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Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy
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Dubai, UAE
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A virtual journey around the world
more at AirPano

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Autumn Winter

For her traditional line, Austrian designer Lena Hoschek focuses on earthy nuances that are paired with pieces that appear in a romantic, highly feminine way. Wintry impressions such as mountain pastures that are covered with snow or cosy country cottages perfectly underline the mood of this charming collection. The traditional pieces of this collection are, without any doubt, a good investment for any Autumn Winter wardrobe as they can be worn for many seasons and at any age. Lena Hoschek Tradition launches a new line twice a year. With this collection, the Austrian designer expresses her appreciation for traditional looks.

Lena Hoschek Tradition Autumn Winter 2019.20 Collection
Discover Lena Hoschek’s feminine, romantic yet traditional collection for the FW19 season
Photography by Rares Peicu & Irina Peicu for Lena Hoschek

more at design scene

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