Wandering Spirit

Hobart-based photographer Hillary Younger describes herself as a gypsy, never standing still while she travels to some of the most beautiful locations on earth.

Hillary’s Tips for Great Landscapes Images
1. Ensure there is a focal point – a definite subject. A visual reason you took this image. It may be the highest point, the brightest point, the most luminous point. The part of the image that spoke to you, that intrigued and interested you in that landscape.
2.Create a transition to the focal point. That transition is towards an opposite: it can be from cool to warm; from light to dark; from high contrast to low contrast; from big to small. This will create a sense of three dimensionality in the image.
3. Simplify the composition. Landscapes are complex, full of varying shapes, textures and tonalities. Look for lines and shapes that can simplify the landscape and lead the eye on a specific journey.
4. Master the techniques involved in capturing the visual information you need. Understand the dynamic range of your sensor and how to make the most of its capabilities. In some situations you may need to take multiple shots at different exposures to increase the amount of information your camera can capture.

Hillary Younger’s beautiful landscape images are the product of a nomadic lifestyle and a pursuit of beauty in places far from the beaten track. It’s something that’s also marked her out as one of our Nation’s finest landscape photographers. She shares her remarkable story with AP editor Mike O’Connor

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Wandering Spirit
via Australian Photography Magazine

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Magnificently Distant Photos

We are all aware of the drama created by the extreme close-up photograph. So, what’s the opposite? That’s right! Something that is depicted far away. Both of these unique perspectives can create a dramatic photograph. Why? It forces us, as viewers, to recognize depth and perspective. These outstanding images of distant objects will help you to see how sometimes being “far away” is the “way to go”!

Stokksnes
by Rune Askeland
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That Wanaka Tree
by Geoff Cloake
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Photo by Udi Almog
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Land of volcanoes
by Andras Jancsik
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Cod Paradise
by Daniel Torres
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Magnificently Distant Photos
more at GuruShots

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Night Landscapes

35awards — a major international award created in 2015 by the creators of the professional photo community 35photo.pro. In the first year, 36 thousand people from 110 countries took part in it. In 2016, more than 76 thousand. Every year count of participants increases. In 2017, more than 103 thousand people from 160 countries took part in the competition. More than 257 thousand photos were submitted for the competition.

Rok Stirn
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Hernando Alonso Rivera Cervantes
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John Vermette
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Hugo Valle Perez
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Trashin Alexander
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Night Landscapes | Best Photos in Nomination
more at 35awards

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Photo NightScape Awards 2019

La 6 ème édition du Photo NightScape Awards est ouverte. Elle récompensera les plus beaux paysages nocturnes au monde. Comme chaque année, 4 catégories sont ouvertes aux photographes : NightScape, In Town, Junior et Time lapse.

Les dates des prises de vue en compétition sont du 1er avril 2018 au 31 mars 2019.
La remise des prix aura lieu en juillet à Lourdes pendant le festival NightScapades.
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via Photo NightScape Awards

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A Collection of Night Wonders

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best night photos in this photo contest …

“Shining bright ” by saintek
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“Street Light Reflection ” by brianwesterlingphoto
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“The Lights of Yosemite ” by crismagsino
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“stars in her hands ” by olgamoskaltsova
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“Fireworks on snow ” by redshiftimages
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A collection of Night Wonders you cannot miss
more at viewbug

The city by night

The city by night is an atmospheric environment, making it ideal for photos. We want to see your most creative efforts, no matter the specific subject, provided they were captured in the city at night.

Cuidad de la Artes y las Ciencias Valencia by ita
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Ghost Bus by Sandra Cockayne
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Organised Chaos | Hong Kong by Lee Mumford
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Rainy Paris by Marketa
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Marina Bay, Singapore by Mathew Browne
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The city by night
In association with Digital Photographer

more at Photocrowd

“Landscape” 2018 Theme Winners

From coastal regions, to plains and magnificent mountain ranges the Landscape view can be one of the most awe inspiring and beautiful images we will ever frame up. Large in scale, lines, imagination and range but filled with so many beautiful details they can also be one of the most challenging to compose.

First Place:
Ancient Bristlecone under the Milky Way by Peter Hines
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Second Place:
Eye of Stokksnes by Wojciech Kruczynski
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Third Place:
Mordor by Nico Rinaldi
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Honorable Mention:
Alpe di Siusi by ​Ales Krivec
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Shortlist:
Ancient Whispers by Craig Bill
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“Landscape” 2018 Theme Winners
more at The Motif Collective Photography Gallery