Pink A Boo: A Visual Game of Hide-and-Seek Inside La Muralla Roja

For three full days, Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís explored the pastel pink and blue walls of La Muralla Roja, the highly-recognised postmodern beauty located in Calpe, Spain, designed by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in 1968. Within this magical structure, the duo staged a visual game of hide-and-seek, photographing only during sunrise or sunset in order to catch the same soft lighting for every image. In our interview with Daniel and Anna, they share their entire process behind the concept and execution of their project within the dreamlike maze.

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Pink A Boo: A Visual Game of Hide-and-Seek Inside La Muralla Roja
more at Hasselblad

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Low Vantage Points

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots taken on a low vantage point in this photo contest

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “bike ” by jasonbolduc
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Congratulations Runner Up “JetOnRunway ” by tomato1236
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Congratulations Runner Up ” adventurousness ” by spARTiat_de
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Congratulations Runner Up “NORD/LB Head Office, Hannover, Germany ” by greenograph
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Congratulations People’s Choice “roots to branches ” by pixelmac
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Low Vantage Points Photo Contest Winners
more at viewbug

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Ground Level Viewpoint

Most photos that we take are shot with the camera at eye-level while we are standing, sitting or kneeling down. However, for this contest I would like to see your photographs taken with the camera at ground level. The subject can be anything you like and the photographs can be in colour or black and white.

Ginger Cat
by Mohammad Dadsetan
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the gardener – refresh
by foxbird
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Ground level viewpoint
by Raed Victor
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Leadenhall Marketplace from Low Level in London’s Financial District
by Brian Morgan
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Getting low on Swanage Pier
by Howard Mason
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Ground Level Viewpoint
more at photocrowd

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Negative Space Defining a Composition

Negative space is the space within, between, and around the primary objects within a photograph. In general, to be truly effective, the negative space should lend itself as being an important component to the overall composition, as well as becoming a primary storytelling element of the photograph.

“Snowswept” by Nigel Finn
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“Hayden Valley – Yellowstone” by Ron Meyers
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“The View” by Thornback Russ
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“Runaway bride” by em_wissink
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“Freeze” by vinod kandrapu
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more in: 11 Brilliant Examples of Negative Space Defining a Composition
at gurushots

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“I Must Go In – The Fog is Rising.”

Who said, “I must go in, the fog is rising.” Emily Dickinson did. These photographers headed into the fog and came away with some amazing shots.

“God’s First Light” by Ann Baldock
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“Above the mist” by Sandi Bertoncelj
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“Foggy Burnett #1” by Brad Grove
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“I Was There Also…” by Gabriel Salvador
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“My favourite!” by Deb Rose
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more in: “I Must Go In – The Fog is Rising.” 35 Fog Photos Ignite Your Imagination
at gurushots

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How to look at a photo and how to learn from looking at it

In The Photographers Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographers Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michaels own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography.

Now, in The Photographers Vision, he examines the work of photographys greats, explaining how to look at a photo and how to learn from looking at it. The featured work includes some of the most distinguished names in photographys history: Nick Knight, Frederick Henry Evans, Frans Lanting, Tim Page, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nan Goldin, Paul Outerbridge, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Elliott Erwitt, Trent Parke, Jeff Wall, Paul Strand, Romano Cagnoni, Horst Faas, James Casebere and many more, making this book visually stunning as well as intellectually authoritative.

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The Photographer’s Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography
by Michael Freeman

via good reads

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The 2019 Wildlife Photo Contest

Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

Grand Prize Dennis Stogsdill
Surrounded By Chaos
We were watching yet another great crossing at the peninsula crossing when I noticed the thousands of wildebeests start to “back up” as they struggled to climb out of the Mara River. And then out of the corner I could see a lone zebra joining the fray so I locked my lens on him and watched as he attempted to progress through the mass of wildebeest and was able to snap off just this one shot.
Canon 1Dx Mark II, 1/640 sec at f8, ISO 1250
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Second Prize Jenny Loren
Becoming a Cheetah
In the Maasai Mara we were able to spend time with a female cheetah and her three cubs. We watched the mom as she attempted to hunt and we even saw her fight off a hyena that was trying to get her cubs one day. It’s a tough life for the mom. Meanwhile her cubs like to have a lot of fun. On this day while she was looking for prey they took off into a field chasing each other around playing. What we noticed is that they were gaining a lot of the skills they would need as adults to survive. They had a good time jumping on each other dragging the other one down. But the one that stood out was seeing them run. They were getting ready for speed.
400mm 2.8, ISO 800, 1/3200, Canon 1DX
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Third Prize Eric Williamson
Sea Bears
Sea Bears photo was taken on July 11, 2015 on the beach of Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. A very fogging morning and our plane was on standby. The tide was out and these two COY’s (cub or the year) were out with mom learning how to dig up clams to eat. This photo was taken as the two were following mom to a new clamming spot. I was able to get the lens low at their level in order to keep the perspective correct.
Equipment Used: Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Lens: Canon 500mm, f4, IS Support: Really Right Stuff 34L tripod Head: Really Right Stuff BH55 ball head with a Wimberly Side Kick gimbal.
Photo Specs: Focal Length: 500mm F number: f/5 Exposure time: 1/500 ISO: 1250 Metering mode: Spot
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Finalist Don Martin
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Finalist Butch Mazzuca
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The 2019 Wildlife Photo Contest
more at Outdoor Photographer

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