Above Stockholm

Usually shooting aerial imagery with his feet planted on the ground, Tobias Hägg (Airpixels) traded in his drone for a helicopter ride over Stockholm to get a change of perspective. Capturing the cityscape of the Swedish capital during golden hour with the X1D II 50C without testing it out much beforehand, Tobias aimed to see just what the medium format camera could do in the air. Shooting on both the XCD 30 and XCD 90 lenses, Tobias’ imagery takes us on a journey from above, between Swedish homes and golden-topped trees neatly woven together in combination with wide expanses of the city stretching all the way to the horizon.

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Above Stockholm
by Tobias Hägg

more at hasselblad

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The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award

This second edition of the annual Black & White Competition, The Charles Dodgson Award, named after the author of Alice in Wonderland, also known as Lewis Carroll, received 750 entries from 37 countries.

When selecting Haim Blumenblat, with Winter Conversation, from the Cityscapes and Street Photography category, as the overall winner, Juror Chris Walker said: ‘It’s simple, beautiful, but not exotic — opportunities such as this exist everywhere. Our world is a beautiful place — and photographers need to understand they don’t have to be on the other side of it to make interesting photographs!’

Haim Blumenblat, Israel, ‘Winter Conversation’. Winner of the 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award
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Erika Masterson. Runner Up, ‘Parts of the Earth, Keeper’
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Sandy Adams. Runner Up, cityscapes and street photography category
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Don Rice. Finalist, fine art category
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Jack Curran. Runner Up, landscapes category
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The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award
more at The Gala Awards

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Foggy City

Foggy But Cool Shots Of The City
Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots of fog in cities in this photography contest

“Slacker Sunrise ” by gourabsabui
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“Fog in Paris ” by lugdivineborello
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“Toronto Skyline 5 ” by RHRatcliffe
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“Lenart ” by tadejturk
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“Hongkong Night ” by aniltprabhakar
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from “47 Foggy But Cool Shots Of The City”

more at viewbug

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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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The 2019 AIPP State Landscape Photographer of the Year

This category is intended for landscape images that depict the natural or urban environment. Entries may be literal or interpretative. Judges in this category are asked to consider both traditional and contemporary values, photographic technique, print quality, composition and light.

Tony Hewitt
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David Glazebrook
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Frances Suter
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David Evans
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Mieke Boynton
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The 2019 AIPP State Landscape Photographer of the Year
more at State Awards

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Top Travel Photography Tips

Going on your first travel photography trip can be an intimidating prospect. Photographer Tom Franklin de Waart offers some words of advice.

Before you even set off on your journey, make sure you go through a list of key things. This is incredibly important and will ensure you come back with the shots you want. There are a few things to think about, such as the season, time of day, light, direction, people, safety and more.

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Top Travel Photography Tips
by Tom Franklin de Waart

continue at photocrowd

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