Mountain Photography Masterpieces

Ever since humankind could stand, there has been a desire to conquer mountains. Their sheer majesty, not to mention their individual characters and microclimates, provide endless fodder for the adventurous photographer. Here are some superb mountainscapes to get your creative juices flowing.

Mount Trump by Torsten Richertz
Sony A7R, FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS at 33mm, 20 seconds at f/11, ISO 100
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Stormy Patagonia by MayMah
Nikon D800E, 30mm, 1/15sec at f/11, ISO 200
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First light by Christine Jacobson
Nikon D750, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 65mm, 30 seconds at f/22, ISO 100
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Karst sunrise by Cedar K
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, TS-E24mm f/3.5L II, 1/60sec at f/10, ISO 100
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El Capitan, Yosemite National Park by Dzung Tran
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Mountain Photography Masterpieces
more at photocrowd

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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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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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Photos That Will Have You Dreaming

Nothing quite sets off the imagination of a photographer like a sweeping landscape. Throw in a warm sunset, or a grazing horse, and we are ready to pack our bags!

deus sive natura
by Marco Cingolani
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Bybrook Valley I
by Paul Lane
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Mount Moran Reflected at Oxbow Bend on the Snake River
by Eugene Kiedrowski
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Photo by Henry Zhang
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The View from Te Mata Peak Napier NZ
by Anupam Hatui
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more in “42 Photos That Will Have You Dreaming”
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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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Fantastic Forest Fotos

“The clearest way into the Universe- is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir And, here is another really good quote! “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – Anonymous. Enjoy these soulful forest and field images.

Photo by
Nikki Georgieva Vega
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Photo by
urakistvan
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Photo by
jo_pho_to
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Morning sun
by Fernand Larochelle
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Autums ending
by wimvandem
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Fantastic Forest Fotos
more at GuruShots

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Blue for you

Wow! There’s an incredible amount of atmosphere and texture in this shot from the low cloud and fog on the lake surrounding the island so the bright highlights on the church really pop out. We love the use of colour in this shot and the predominantly blue colour palette gives the scene an ominous and melancholic mood. It’s a marvellous composition that really drawers the viewer in and that’s why we’ve chosen it as the winning image this month. Top job!

Foggy morning in Bled by melis82
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in blue by Emanuel Pereira Aparício Ribeiro
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Little island by zeltner evelyne
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Ice cave by Bragi Kort
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Sisters in blue by Laura Benvenuti
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Blue for you
For this Canon-only contest, presented to you by PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, we’re asking you to submit your best ‘Blue for you’ shots! Show us how you shoot this beautiful and diverse colour…

more at photocrowd
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