Hitting the streets in the 2019 Urban Photo Awards

In its 10th year the Urban Photo Awards presents a wonderful collection of surreal, evocative, and occasionally spectacular images. This year’s top prize went to a beautifully strange shot the judges suggested required an unbelievable sense of timing.

The Urban Photo Awards is a relatively straightforward photography competition, fundamentally focusing on the fabric of urban life, be it big city living or a more simple rural existence. The single photo contest is split between four categories: Streets, Spaces, People and Creative. A portfolio award is also handed out to the best sequence of images that tell a story.
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Hitting the streets in the 2019 Urban Photo Awards
more at New Atlas

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My Best Shot

My Best Shot Photo Contest Winners
Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Love, Eat and-Pray ” by pedroquintela
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Congratulations Runner Up “Morning Fog – New Zealand ” by AMills
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Congratulations Runner Up “Autumn in Holland ” by massimilianoconiglio
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Congratulations Runner Up “The goodfellas ” by Nostroboy
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Congratulations People’s Choice “Arina II ” by stefanteresiak
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My Best Shot Photo Contest Winners
more at viewbug

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Agora’s best urban photos of the year

The spectacle of city life in Agora’s best urban photos of the year
The top 50 urban photos from global photography social network Agora span an incredible array of subjects and styles. Covering everything from drone shots to surreal portraits, these spectacular images encapsulate the rich, diverse and lively energy of city life in the 21st century.

‘Standing strong’ by @oystein
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‘Eyeshape’ by @marcelvanbalken
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‘Sunrise in the city’ by @tobboh
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‘Colored cubes’ by @angiolomanetti
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‘Nightscape in Rome’ by @henrydo
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The spectacle of city life in Agora’s best urban photos of the year
more by Rich Haridy at new atlas

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Break Out | The relationship between nature and human.

The nature was here before human, but the people started to build-destroy it with roads, houses, parks and squares. They killed the nature and this suppressed the wildlife.
But nature breaks out. The planet recovers, sets back how it was.
Maybe without people.

Aerial photo collection
Hardware: DJI drone, Software: Lightroom CC & Photoshop, Editing: Wacom Digital Drawing Board
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Break Out
by Viktor Szabo
Freelancer photographer

more at behance

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Bulb Mode

Long exposure photos captured in Bulb Mode (30 seconds or more)

As Hamnoy sleeps… by Andy Fowlie
What brought this image to my attention immediately was the sharpness of the huts in the foreground. This scene is very moody and the huts contrast the image nicely as well as add depth. Also excellent use of Bulb Mode. This is exactly what I was looking for in the brief. Very well done on a wonderful image.
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Blue Hour….. by Helen Trust
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llyn Padarn by Rob Fitzhugh
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Brentor Church by Andy Brown
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A Wild Night by Ferdinand von Korff
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more in “Bulb Mode (30 Seconds exposure or more)”
at photocrowd

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Photo of the Day | The Archive

Photos of the Day from National Geographic Archive

Hello Starling
“Between October and the start of March, thousands of starlings make their home in Brighton and the surrounding areas,” says Your Shot photographer Kevin Meredith. “Just before sunset they form huge murmurations and flock about Brighton Pier before roosting under the Pier.”
Photograph by Kevin Meredith
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Growing Strong
A bonsai tree grows out of a dead tree in the middle of a river. “This little tree reminds me that you can grow and blossom under impossible circumstances with a little bit of determination,” says Your Shot photographer Sam Snaps.
Photograph by Sam Snaps
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Beautiful Bird
A red-tailed comet displays its stunning, iridescent feathers as it feeds. Its deeply-forked tail makes it one of the most distinctive and well-known hummingbird species. “Your perspective really captures his feathers in their full beauty” commented Your Shot associate photo editor Kristen McNicholas. “I love how symmetrical your frame is and how I can immediately focus on the beauty of this bird!”
Photograph by Damilice Mansur
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Penguins’ Paradise
A small colony of penguins lives near St. Kilda’s pier in Melbourne, Australia. “Every night sometime after sunset, the adults of the colony will come home to nest,” says Your Shot photographer Doug Gimesy.
“Occassionally a few can be found standing on the top of the rocks, calling for their mate, drying themselves, or simply watching the world from a different perspective – above the water.”
Photograph by Doug Gimesy
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Rise Above
Just the tops of San Francisco’s tallest buildings are visible above the fog, backlit by a dramatic sunrise. “What a magical morning this was!” remembers Your Shot photographer Aya Okawa.
Photograph by Aya Okawa
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Photo of the day | The archive
more at National Geographic

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