Mirror Mirror

“Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.” – Mason Cooley – American Writer

Have you played around with using mirrors in your photography? Creating multiple reflections with multiple mirrors is cool way to spice up what might be an ordinary shot. You should give it a try!

Photo by Rex Jones

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4 in 1 by Rubens Rebouças

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Vianey by Salvador Alcantara

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Trondheim by Christian Heitz

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Photo by ChildExpressionsPhoto

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more in «37 Mirror Photos that Reflect Beauty»

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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
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The Architectural Photography Awards 2019

The Architectural Photography Awards 2019, sponsored by Sto and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF), proudly reveals this year’s shortlist, which was selected from nearly 2000 entries from 42 countries. 29% of the entries were from the UK, 11% from the USA and 9% from China.

The shortlist consists of four entries from 6 categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, Buildings in Use, Mobile, which this year’s theme is Shelter, and Portfolio with the theme of Social Housing. The photographs will be exhibited at WAF in Amsterdam from 4th – 6th December where visitors can vote for the winners, which will be announced during the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday 6th December.

The reflection of the main hall in a glass case at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London shot by Thomas Knowles.
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The Twist Museum, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker, Norway by Bjarke Ingels Group shot by Laurian Ghinitoiu.
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Hill of the Buddha, Makomanai Takino Cemetery Sapporo, Japan by Tadao Ando shot by Vincent Wu.
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Generali Tower, Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid shot by Marco Tagliarino.
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The Vessel, New York City, USA by Heatherwick Studio shot by Joan Muñoz Arango.
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more at The Architectural Photography Awards

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Calm

Learning how to capture the mood and atmosphere of a scene is a skill that’s elusive for many photographers. The finished photo isn’t just about technical settings and composition, but visceral aspects that evoke something in the senses and bring the viewer right back to that moment.

Dead Sea in the sunset
by Rita Kapitulski
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Buttermere
by Brett Gasser
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At Finnamore Lake at sunrise
by Todor Tilev
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Belvedere
by Paulo Stein
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Sweet dreams are made of this…
by Patrizia Ilaria Sechi
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Calm
more at photocrowd

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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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Setting The Scene

If you like cityscapes or landscapes then this round is for you. The brief is purposefully loose, and we are happy to receive images featuring anything from contemporary architecture to grand, mountainous vistas. From the early morning sun throwing shadows onto a skyscraper, to the undulating form of hills receding into the distance, the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to be abstract in your interpretation: architecture, for instance, is full of curves, lines and other interesting details. When it comes to shooting the landscape, light is everything – so pay attention to sunrise and sunset times, the weather forecast and tide timetables, where appropriate. Whether you go urban or rural, planning is a must.

The Future by Neil Burnell
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Calm before the storm by Dominic Beaven Photography
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In the middle of the forest… by Eurofoto
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Morning Moon by Julia Martin
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Untitled by Caron Steele
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Setting The Scene
more at photocrowd

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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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