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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Long Exposure

Please enter your best photographs which have been captured using a long exposure. Your image can be any subject, but must show the effect of using a slow shutter speed and long exposure time. In the judging I will be looking for image quality and photographic skill. Entries can be in black and white or colour.

Moving People by Stuart Smith
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Mont Saint-Michel by Olga Volianska
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Rialto Bridge and the Grand Canal by Guy Lundstrom
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Thunderstorm at Alexanderplatz by Nico Trinkhaus
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Ghost Chairs by JBC Photography
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Long Exposure
more at photocrowd

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A Postcard Picture

“In this contest I would like to see your photos which look like the type of image shown on picture postcards found all over the world in souvenir shops. The photo can be taken in any location, but should look like a photo on a postcard.”

Lake and Mountains.
by Chris O’Hara
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El Xarco.
by Felipe Tomás Jiménez Ordóñez
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A last minute plan
by Nate Cutler
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Grand Teton Sunrise
by Mary Hulett
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Emerald Lake
by Dave Feaster
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A Postcard Picture
more at Photocrowd

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Bruce the Bald Eagle

Interview: Incredible Split-Second Photo of Bald Eagle with Symmetrical Reflection

Amateur wildlife photographer Steve Biro has been photographing birds for the past 10 years. Intrigued by their behavior and pushed by his love for the outdoors, Biro spends hours each week honing his craft. On a recent trip to the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Ontario, an interaction with a feisty Bald Eagle resulted in a photo that’s been causing a sensation online.

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Bruce the Bald Eagle
Interview: Incredible Split-Second Photo of Bald Eagle with Symmetrical Reflection

more at My Modern Met

Symmetry

Winners and finalists from the “Symmetry” photo contest

Белавин Андрей
Питерское метро
Russia, Москва
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Jordan Keramidas
The human voice is the organ of the soul
Greece, Athens
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Sabih Kadhim Ali
Freedom has a door
Iraq, najaf
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Alexander Sviridov
Ann-Marie
Canada, Maple
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Alexander Schönberg
Old Harburg Bridge
Germany, Hamburg
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Symmetry
more at 35photo

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House of the Rising Sun, Morning mood …

Landscapes by Lazar Ioan Ovidiu

House of the Rising Sun
Misty morning in Apuseni mountains, Romania
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Morning mood
A dream morning, from a colorful autumn, Romania
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Between Seasons
A sensational afternoon at Alpe di Siusi, after a snowstorm code red, which led to a imbinare between seasons
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Window to dreams
A moment of light at Piz Boe, Dolomites, Italy
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Red Ridge
Perfect mirror in a special morning, Dolomites, Italy
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Landscapes by Lazar Ioan Ovidiu
more at 35photo

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