Rain in the City

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing rain in this city photo contest

Walking in the rain
by Europephotos
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Photo by Stephenpapageorge
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Photo by Chica1024
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Caroline
by PaulHenryStudios
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Photo by Sarathvitala
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more in: “49 Awesome And Rainy Shots From The City”
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Vietnam from above

A bird’s-eye view highlights the diverse landscapes of this Southeast Asian country.
Vietnam stretches over a thousand miles from north to south and measures only 31 miles wide at the narrowest point. Long and skinny, this J-shaped Southeast Asian country holds three distinct climate zones to lure travelers. Tea plantations stripe the mountains of the northern provinces near the border with China, beaches edge the South China Sea to the east, and in the south, the Mekong Delta creates a maze of rivers, swamps, and islands, dotted by floating markets and rice paddies just waiting to be explored.

Green tea islands dot an irrigation lake near Vietnam’s border with Laos.
Photograph by Trung Pham
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In Hanoi, a woman dries incense for people to pay respect to their ancestors.
Photograph by Thạch Phạm Ngọc
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During holidays, flowers float across the Perfume River in the central Vietnamese city of Hue.
Photograph by Ngo Dung
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Three women share a moped through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
Photograph by khai nguyen tuan
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Buildings and roads resemble an electronic circuit board in Ho Chi Minh City, populated by nine million people.
Photograph by Trung Pham
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See Vietnam’s diverse landscapes and staggering natural beauty through aerial photos captured by our photography community.

more at National Geographic

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Moving Fast

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots of subjects moving fast in this photo contest.

Train Arm and Motion
by Lovesphoto
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Red dragon
by carlopierbattista
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Transit
by Hugovalleperez
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Aria’s flight
by UnTill
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Running with the flock
by Nicolekost
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more in: “29+ Jaw-Dropping Captures Of Subjects Moving Fast”
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Earth Photo 2019

Earth Photo is an innovative competition and exhibition developed jointly by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) which reflects the organisations’ common interest in enabling a better understanding of the world around us through the complementary disciplines of the Environment and Geography.

Mark Benham, ‘Forest of the Crosses #5’
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Elisabetta Zavoli,,’The Landfill Midwife’
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Luke, Brown,, ‘Abernethy Forest’
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Sue Flood, ‘Nenets Camp’
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Mark Phoenix, ‘The High Street, Kompong Phluk Floating Village’
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Photographers, both amateur and professional, were invited to submit up to ten photographs or films to Earth Photo, an international photography competition and exhibition. Developed jointly by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Earth Photo aims to stimulate conversations about our world, its inhabitants and our treatment of both.

more at earth photo

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‘Seas’ the Day

Have you ever felt like chilling by the beach to enjoy picturesque views of the ocean while the wind blows through your hair?
We’re excited to announce the winner of our ‘Seas’ the Day photo contest!
In this contest, we invited our members to submit a photograph that captures their favourite ocean moments.

“Seagull” by David YK Hong
“There are no words that can describe the beauty of an ocean perfectly! With an eye for photography, David managed to capture this beautiful sunset behind the lens. I love the way he has framed the photo against the scenic setting of the sun which creates an illusion of a “sky of fire” and the water reflecting the last ray of the dawn. The image also stunningly captures the seagulls in action against the shadow of the burning sun. Congratulations, David YK Hong.” – June Yeo
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“Another image I would like to give credit to is “Stormy Beach” by Sock Mui Teo. The reflection of the clouds and the fishing boat waiting for the storm to get over against the calm water adds to the picture’s great composition.” – June Yeo
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Photo by: June Yeo
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Twilight by Joel Chua
Blue hour at raffles marina
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‘Seas’ the Day Photo Contest Winner
more at eosworld

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Travel, People, Natural World …

Some “Featured Entries” and “Editors’ Pick” from the Smithsonian’s 17th Annual Photo Contest

Golden Light on Palouse Hills
It was late afternoon and the dust from the farmers working the fields mixed with the golden light to give the hills a soft surreal look.
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End of the Day
The two women carrying the flowers were walking in the sand dunes in Vietnam as the sun was setting.
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Meteora Monasteries
We had been doing a combination of hiking and driving to several different monasteries in Meteora. Monks climbed these precipices centuries ago to escape persecution. It was interesting and also sad to us to think that the monks felt safest on these perilous cliffs. The light was changing as the day neared its end, and I loved the atmosphere in the air.
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Jurassic
An incredible display of light and atmosphere over the Kalalau Valley on Kauai, Hawaii’s oldest main island.
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Tulip Patch
This tulip patch is one of the first patches that bloomed at Fivefork Farms in Upton, Massachusetts during the spring 2018 season.
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Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.

more at Smithsonian Mag

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Mega-Artistic Shadows

Photographers often spend a lot of time thinking about the light. But, what about the shadows. Using shadows, in a composition, can create some pretty amazing, and creative images. These shots are some superb examples.

Photo by Jens-Erik Boldt
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the tree which wasn’t there
Photo by tamara.k.photo
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Photo by Isabelle Lucas-Gallay
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Photo by Lisa Plymell
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Photo by Jan-Andrè Sorarù
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more in “47 Mega-Artistic Shadows”
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