Landscapes In Black And White

Landscapes In Black And White Photo Contest Winners

bwlandscapes02aCongratulations Grand Jury Winner « The Perfect Splash » by garyhunter_6788
« I found that Perfect Splash by Gary Hunter succeeds in meeting all of the above criteria. It meets all of the benchmarks of both photography in general and B&W in particular. Congratulations, Gary. It’s a stellar image. The moment, mood, composition, and B&W treatment are all exceptional! » – Tim Copper
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bwlandscapes02bCongratulations Runner Up « Winter Sunrise in Bagan » by zayyarlynn
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bwlandscapes02cCongratulations Runner Up « Princes Pier » by MissionMan
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bwlandscapes02dCongratulations Runner Up « EROTIC LANDSCAPE – II » by nikosladic
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bwlandscapes02eCongratulations Runner Up « Dark Hedges » by rogerhampton
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bwlandscapes02fCongratulations Runner Up « The Pier » by CurtisReese
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bwlandscapes02gCongratulations Amateur Winner « xarárfoss s-h (1 of 1) V » by sverrirjnsson
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bwlandscapes02hCongratulations People’s Choice « Reflection Row » by jamierichey
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bwlandscapes02i« Mirror of the sky » by aidagri
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Landscapes In Black And White Photo Contest Winners
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Wildlife photographer waited 6 years to capture this perfect shot

Six years. That’s how long it took Scottish wildlife photographer Alan McFadyen to capture the perfect shot.

After spending nearly 4,200 hours, McFadyen ended up with an exact symmetrical image of a kingfisher diving speedily into its reflection. Patience was certainly key here as McFadyen had to scour 720,000 exposures to finally get it right.

AlanMcFadyen12aMcFadyen, in an interview with the Daily Mail said, “Kingfishers dive so fast they are like bullets, so taking a good photo requires a lot of luck — and a lot of patience.” Couple that with the fact that female kingfishers rarely dive, and you’ve got yourself the biggest timing problem ever.
by Umar Ansari
via designfaves

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Midnight Swirl

Midnight Swirl
by Yiming Hu

YimingHu11aMysterious auroras swirl the midnight sky of this extremely remote mountain ranges near the Arctic circle. Technique Notes: This is a very complicated shot consists of 16 exposures. Fourteen consecutive frames using ISO 6300/f2.8/30-sec were used for focus-stacking and multi-frame-average-noise-reduction to get a high-quality, sharp foreground image under such difficult dark conditions. The reflection was captured using ISO 12800/f2.8/8 seconds. The aurora itself was recorded by tilting the lens to include more sky, using ISO 12800/f2.8/1-sec. The reflections, foreground, and the sky were stitched together to get the final image. The aurora was moving so fast that a slower shutter speed would have blurred its magical shape. These techniques were necessary to overcome the limitations of the camera sensor so I could capture what I saw with my naked eyes. Photographed in the Yukon Territory of Canada.

via earthshots