“Golden and blue hours are almost always the best times to shoot a landscape image.”

We’ve all seen landscape shots that just nail it – the perfect mix of light, composition and subject matter rolled into one. But how do you get it to all come together? New Zealand photographer Rach Stewart shares eight ways you can take better landscape images, now.

Think about your focal point; the rule of thirds is popular for a reason; have a foregroung; think about the time of day; understand colour; gear: using a tripod and filters to capture movement; know your histogram; the weather…
from “8 Tips for Better Landscapes”

more in Australian Photography – July 2017

Paths of wanderlust

Get lost on these awe-inspiring hiking trails from across the globe
There’s a beauty to getting lost in nature. Wanderlust: Hiking on Legendary Trails stitches together the diversity of the word’s landscapes through the explorative lens of hiking.

Photo by Howard Brown
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Photo by Sanne Boertien and Herbert Schröer
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Photo by Quing Yu
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Photo by Ashley Hill
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Photo by Karin Eibenberger
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Paths of wanderlust
more at huck magazine

InfraMunk vs Tracy Arm Fjord

InfraMunk vs Tracy Arm Fjord by Bradley G Munkowitz
During the Summer of 2016, Munko embarked on an Inspiring Adventure up the Best Coast of the United States – traveling pretty much as far north as it goes.. Venturing on a small Vessel, he toured and photographed the incomparable Tracy Arm Fjord in Juneau Alaska, and captured it’s picturesque landscapes in Full-Spectrum..These photographs were quite unique, as he was equipped with a custom modified Full-Spectrum FujiFilm X-T1 IR, a grip of LifePixel Super-Color Infrared Filters and some Vintage Nikon Manual Focus lenses – together producing some fiercely psychedelic and experimental palettes that portrayed the scenery in an entirely new light.

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InfraMunk vs Tracy Arm Fjord
by Bradley G Munkowitz

more at behance

Gardens At Night

This was a winner for me early on in the submission stage. Magical reflections, image full of interest, the colours are glorious, I’m glad the photographer didn’t enhance them I really like the pastel tone to the whole image. The bridge perfectly set in the composition. It’s not crystal sharp but that gives it an ethereal feel. Even the shard of light on the left adds to the image. Well done seriously jealous to have been there let alone take the picture……..

Light up in the garden of Eikando Temple by Patosan
Judge Winner
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There were a few entries of these Super Trees but this one took it with its sharpness, composition and sheer amount within the image…… This is a perfect advert for one of the worlds greatest attractions. The detail is gorgeous and I really like the close framing at the edges, great positioning of trunks and inclusion of whole circle walkway. Thank you for including it in my contest, very jealous.

Supertrees at Night by Mathew Browne
Crowd Winner
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Very nice inclusion to the contest, a supreme example of how b/w makes an image. The subtle tone makes it stand out and the lighting caught my eye instantly. Nice composition of the whole photo vanishing of to the left and the dark light split on the right side, the hazy blur and the heavy visible trunks, magical.

Turkish garden after watering by psilo
Judge 4th – Crowd 9th
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Nightglow by Kevin Childress
Judge Commended – Crowd 2th
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Untitled by Arkady
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Gardens At Night
Created by Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

more at Photocrowd

La beauté du Japon prend des airs d’aquarelles | Takashi Komatsubara

Le Japon est un pays magnifique : sa nature est régulièrement célébrée par les artistes de l’image que ce soit au printemps ou tout au long des autres saisons. Pour ce qui est de Takashi Komatsubara, ses photos enchanteresses rappellent une nouvelle fois la fascinante beauté de ce pays.

Frozen Autumn Woods
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Shadow of TORII
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Ray of Light
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“Sur ces Photos la Beauté du Japon Prend des Airs d’Aquarelles — by Nat”
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Deep Forest
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Western United States Aerial Photos by Niaz Uddin

Niaz Uddin is photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Uddin’s speciality is taking pictures from extraordinary heights. Aerial, drone, and travel photography that Uddin takes are simply breathtaking. Sometimes he flies with doors off a helicopter and capture the beauty of nature from 15,000 feet above the sea level. Spectacular pictures from a bird-eye perspective of the American West is what you are about to see scrolling down the page. Take your time to enjoy them because they are really appealing and give a sense of harmony to the observer…

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Western United States Aerial Photos by Niaz Uddin
more at The Awesome Daily

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

Purple Swirl by Jackie Kramer
Finalist – Macro Art
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Red Ribbons by Linde Stewart
Finalist – Macro Art
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Standing Alone by Yi Fan
2nd place – Wildflower Landscapes
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Marbled White Butterfly by Ross Hoddinott
1st place – Wildlife in the Garden
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Noir Flohay by Bart Heirweg
2nd place – Trees, Woods & Forests
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All Together by Mauro Tronto
2nd place – Breathing Spaces
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The Miao Terraces by Mingli Tian
3rd place – Bountiful Earth
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Congratulations to everyone who won this year and thank you to everyone who took part in our 10th Anniversary competition.

more finalists and winners at igpoty