Featured Photographer: Conor MacNeill

« We speak to travel and destination photographer, Conor MacNeill, who’s passion for travel has lead him to over 60 countries so far.
He not only visits the main destinations and puts his unique photographic twist on things, but also manages to capture the essence of a country by visiting the paths less-travelled… »

conormacneill02aFushimi Inari
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conormacneill02bUnder The Green of The Night, The Horses Did Roam
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conormacneill02cGlenoe
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conormacneill02dQuiver Tree Forest
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conormacneill02eSecret Hell
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Featured Photographer: Conor MacNeill
more in Photography Masterclass Magazine

What We Can Learn from Trees

What We Can Learn from Trees
They inspire us, comfort us, and remind us how life moves on.

trees02aBristlecone Pines | Inyo National Forest, California
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
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trees02bThe Child-Giving Ginkgo | Tokyo, Japan
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
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trees02cBoaB Tree | Derby, Australia
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
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trees02dNeem Tree | Varanasi, India
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
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trees02eJuniper Tree | Hallelujah Junction, California
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
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Trees tell stories, capture our imaginations, and remind us that life always moves on.
more at National Geographic

The Power Of Photography

The Power Of Photography
from: “10 Images That Made The World Pay Attention In 2016”

The World Press Photo competition winners have been announced and here are 10 of the incredible images praised by the judging panel that are both powerful and harrowing.

power02a© Jonathan Bachman, Thomson Reuters. Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police.
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power02b© Ameer Alhalbi, Agence France-Presse. A Syrian man evacuates an area following a reported airstrike.
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power02c© Sergey Ponomarev, for The New York Times. A family flees the fighting in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, as oil fields burned in Qayyara, Iraq.
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power02d© Amber Bracken. A man is treated with milk of magnesia after being pepper sprayed by police at the blockade on highway 1806.
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power02e© Valery Melnikov, Rossiya Segodnya. Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village.
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10 Images That Made The World Pay Attention In 2016
continue at ePhotozine

Outdoor Photographer Of The Year 2016 Category Winners

We are thrilled to announce the category winners of OPOTY 2016!
With over 17,000 images entered from over 50 countries around the world and a staggeringly high quality bar being set this year, the eight photographers below all deserve our accolades for coming out on top.

opoty2016aLive The Adventure by Kirsten Quist
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opoty2016bLight on the land by Stian Nesoy
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opoty2016cSmall World by Justin Garner
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opoty2016dUnder Exposed by Johan Sundelin
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opoty2016eYoung Outdoor Photographer of the Year – David Rosenzweig
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2016 Outdoor Photographer Of The Year Category Winners
more at OPOTY

Behind every powerful image is a powerful story.

Canon’s Tales By Light

talesbylight01aUniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by Light offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers – Art Wolfe, Darren Jew, Krystle Wright, Richard I’Anson and Peter Eastway.

talesbylight01bShot in stunning 4K resolution, the six-part television series follows these five extraordinary photographers as they push the limits of their craft in little-known, little-covered and little-understood corners of the Earth.

talesbylight01cExperience the challenges, successes and moments of joy as these masters of their fields work to capture the perfect image. Driven by an insatiable desire to explore cultures, wildlife and landscapes through the camera’s lens, they blur the lines between art and photography, showing us our world in a new light.

talesbylight01dProduced by Canon Australia and award-winning cinematographer Abraham Joffe, Season One was shot in 15 countries over the course of one year.
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Behind every powerful image is a powerful story.
more at Canon

Gorgeous Libraries, begging to be browsed

Gorgeous Libraries, begging to be browsed

librairies12aClementinum
Gold accents and spiral pillars add a sense of opulence to this den of information in one of the best-preserved cities in the western world. Finished in 1722, it has been updated over the years to include a ceiling by Jan Hiebl that adds a contemplative air to the rich surroundings.
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librairies12bTrinity College Dublin Library
The biggest collection of books in Ireland, the Dublin Library was originally designed with a flat roof, but was later raised to accommodate more books. Dark wood and marble throughout, one need only see the “Long Room” to be dazzled.
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librairies12cGeorge Peabody Library
Johns Hopkins is known for scientific achievements and advances in medicine much more than artistry or mechanics, but looking at the Peabody you’d never know it. Floor to ceiling Greek revival, it’s delicate latticework at the top and dense columns below.
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librairies12dStuttgart City Library
Opened in 2011, the minimalism of Stuttgart is proof that ornamentalism isn’t required for beauty to be attained. Looking for all the world like an Escher painting given life, it’s pristine cleanliness and striking lines speak of efficiency intersecting with aesthetics.
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librairies12eIowa State Capitol Law Library
There’s much more than corn to be seen in the heartland of America. Completed in the late 1800’s, the Capitol Law Library of Des Moines is a Renaissance transplant filled with five stories of legal precedent interconnected by spiral iron staircases wending around ash and chestnut wood.
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from:
21 of the Most Gorgeous Libraries, Begging To Be Browsed

more at The Coolist

Blue Sky Days

Tomas van Houtryve is an artist, photographer and author who engages critical contemporary issues around the world.
In 2013, Tomas began working on Blue Sky Days, a drone’s-eye view of America. Images from the project were first published in Harper’s as the largest photo portfolio in the magazine’s 164-year history. The series was awarded the 2015 ICP Infinity Award and honors from POY, World Press Photo, the Photographic Museum of Humanity, and the White House News Photographer’s Association.

tomasvanhoutryve09a tomasvanhoutryve09b tomasvanhoutryve09c tomasvanhoutryve09dBlue Sky Days by Tomas van Houtryve
more at Anastasia Photo