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::coram9
05/01/12 6:43 AM GMT
I thought I would start a thread where people can post work of other's they have seen that they feel could be inspirational, educational, or otherwise of interest to the membership.

I shall start with the works that won the Sony L'Iris d'Or 2012 World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year. A series of storm images by Mitch Dobrowner.

Please feel free to add to this thread.
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Gallery - follow me on Twitter.

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+mimi
05/02/12 5:01 AM GMT
Beautiful images Chris...love the B&W..makes them seem even more dramatic (not that they are lacking in drama as stand alone images:)
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~mimi~
+purmusic
05/02/12 5:13 PM GMT
And.. some more stunning Black & White photography:

"60 Inspiring Examples of Black and White Photography"


"Black and white photography has a way of letting the viewer really experience the image. Composition, light/shadow, texture and tonal qualities all become more obvious and important when color is absent."


Of note, Mark Goff's "Dahlia" and Robertino Nikolic's..

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... lost track of all the favs from the examples linked to above.

Good good, stuff. :o)
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+purmusic
05/02/12 5:15 PM GMT
Oh, right.. almost forgot to add ... when you click on thephotoargus.com link above ... will get a small pop-up. Simply close it (click the "X" in the upper right-hand corner) to continue on to the page.
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::coram9
05/03/12 7:46 PM GMT
Interesting portraits of musicians. Some interesting use of backgrounds and optical illusions.

Nikolaj Lund
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Gallery - follow me on Twitter.
::LynEve
05/04/12 2:47 PM GMT
Nikolaj Lund . . how brilliant these photos are!
I have not viewed all 58, am half way through. They are so captivating, need to be appreciated slowly :)
Thanks for the link.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
+purmusic
05/04/12 3:22 PM GMT
Akos Major


"This Hungarian artist is a masterful landscape photographer who expertly captures both the magic and poetic looks of his surroundings."

One sample gallery of his 'photographic poetry' from the link above.. WTR2CPS
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+purmusic
05/09/12 4:18 PM GMT
This one is simply.. cool:

Year-long exposure of Toronto skyline

"A year ago, Michael Chrisman placed a pinhole camera in Toronto's Port Lands and aimed it - as best one can aim such a camera - at the city skyline.

For 365 straight days and nights, light has crept through the pinhole, slowly building an exposure on a piece of photosensitive paper.

Ponder that."


Full article.. here.
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.Homtail
05/20/12 8:20 PM GMT
Been looking at some of the photographs on deviantart recently and these landscape images are simply amazing!

http://www.richterphotographie.de/index.php/en/gallery-en

http://www.niccolobonfadini.com/home.html

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He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom i trust". Psalm 91: 1 and 2
::coram9
05/26/12 2:57 PM GMT
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Gallery - follow me on Twitter.
+mimi
05/26/12 7:25 PM GMT
Amazing and fascinating work by Long, Chris...a must see IMO . :)

Thanks for the link.
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+purmusic
06/12/12 12:10 AM GMT
Looking at both ends of the photographic spectrum; 'art for art's sake' ... and images that inform:

"Scenes from Bulgaria"

"25 Stunning Examples of Clean & Abstract Minimalist Photos"

(/\ A small popup might appear with this link, simply click the 'X' (upper right of window).. to continue onto the page.)
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.Homtail
06/12/12 7:03 AM GMT
I Love the Abstract Minimalist ones! They are so inspiring! Im definitely going in search of my own minimalism now!!!
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He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom i trust". Psalm 91: 1 and 2
::coram9
06/23/12 7:49 AM GMT
Kirsty Mitchell Photography. Wonderland Gallery.
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"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams - Gallery - follow me on Twitter.
+purmusic
06/24/12 10:29 PM GMT
The artist's work that appears in your link above, Chris.. brought to mind that of another.

However..

A decidedly different take on the meaning/interpretation of 'wonderland'.


The 'not so pretty'.. yet, still fantastical images of ... Floria Sigismondi
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+purmusic
06/24/12 10:41 PM GMT
Some stunning architectural (or otherwise) photography:

Wade Griffith Photography


Select from the "Portfolio" drop down menu ... navigational arrows for the slide show are located in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

I.e. ... "Portfolio" > "Personal"

"Portfolio" > "Religious"
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+purmusic
11/12/12 5:30 AM GMT
"When Black and White Photography meets the Art.. ... what masterpieces we can get!"

"I was captivated by those photographs that belong to the award winning fine art photographer Joel Tjintjelaar from the Netherlands.

He has created two websites. His personal featuring his own work joeltjintjelaar.com and bwvision.com which serves as a source on the internet with B&W photography, tutorials, tips and tricks, articles, interviews by guest writers, interviews with famous photographers in the art of black and white photography."
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+purmusic
01/01/13 4:21 AM GMT
"The Hasselblad Masters Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the photographic industry, each time celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Masters Awards are given in recognition of a photographer‘s contribution to the art of photography and are judged on overall photographic ability, encompassing creativity, composition, conceptual strength, and technical skill."


Hasselblad - Masters 2012
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+purmusic
03/26/13 8:19 AM GMT
Smithsonian Magazine 2012 Photography Contest: 50 Finalists

Categories: The Natural World | Travel | People | Americana | Altered Images


And..

A lil' more eye candy.. with some food for thought:

This Can't Be a Good Photo, Because...
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.ryzst
10/27/14 8:15 AM GMT
How about this one from Apple.

A promo pic for their new 5K iMac display.

http://www.apple.com/imac-with-retina/5k.html

It makes a nifty desktop even for my 27" 2010 iMac.
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+mimi
10/28/14 5:12 AM GMT
Neat and highly detailed Russ.....great color as well. Very 3D-like!
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~mimi~
+purmusic
11/03/14 7:35 PM GMT
Thanks, Russ.

That does make for a very nice desktop. :o)



Here is some more from this current year's (*?) photo contest from the Smithsonian:

"The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists"

*Actually.. I think the linked article may be incorrect about the year submission date for these images. As the Smithsonian 12th Annual Photo Contest was open through November 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET.


But.. regardless, whichever and whatever ... the photos (something for everyone; landscape, people, B & W, and and..) are gorgeous.

And.. very, very strong on the technical side of things. Take a peek for yourselves.
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+purmusic
12/03/14 2:55 AM GMT
Take a guess.. tree-like figures.

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And then feel free to see the context for the image above, and some of the other photos from the:

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest


Still have a few minutes left on your break, lunch.. some time available?

Here you go:

Hasselblad - Masters 2014

And this is just a starting point, as links are provided to the individual winning photographer's websites.
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+purmusic
02/07/15 7:32 PM GMT
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+purmusic
04/03/15 10:03 PM GMT
And.. back to some architectural photographers..

Some really, really.. amazing, *jaw-dropping.. architectural photographers:

Nick Guttridge

"This list is definitely not the first time British photographer Nick Guttridge's work has been noticed. Even Guttridge's commercial work has a certain fine art tinge to it. His photographs are not extreme plays on geometry or angle or about social use and interaction, but a delicate balance of the two. His photographs never feel sterile or overproduced, and his frequent inclusion of people in his architectural photographs remind us that beautiful architecture can be meant to be lived in."


Rolande Halbe

"German photographer Roland Halbe has a knack for photographing minimal spaces in full color. Halbe's eye for light and shadow are only backed up by his skill when photographing sites like the stadium in Barakaldo, Spain and historic icons like Calatrava's Telecom Tower in Barcelona. His photographs have a certain verticality about them and his cropping makes the building feel as if it was growing out of the bounds of the photograph into the space of the viewer. His images capture a quiet, peaceful quality in the repetition of line and geometry, and make browsing through his images a tour of light, shadow, line, and shape rather than a harsh depiction of Modernist architecture."


Adam Mork

"Danish native Adam Mork is not a stranger to the prestigious architectural photography scene. Mork has a keen eye for finding the right perspective to maximize respective elements of each building. Even his website portfolio is fully comprehensive - a laundry list of buildings and their locale under "Selected Works," with each project revealing a comprehensive survey of each building from details of the exterior to the windows and complex stairwells in the architecture of Copenhagen, Stockholm, and beyond. Surprisingly, some of his photographs are complemented by images of the surrounding landscape and reveal an environmental awareness that is often overlooked in architectural photography."


My personal fav from the group..

Hufton + Crow

"Photographic duo Hufton and Crow have had their international prestige affirmed by their 2012 win at the World Architectural Photography Awards with their images of MAXXI (Museum of XXI Century Arts). The image of Pierres Vives by Zaha Hadid Architects feels as massive and dense as the tons of concrete used to make it, despite it being the size of a postcard on one's computer monitor. Their photographs of the Giants Causeway Visitor Center (in Bushmills, UK) make the fašade feel like something between Stonehenge and Kubrick's monolith. Their photographs give the viewer room to breathe; the depth of field is so deep, and the horizon line so long that the photographs actually feel like the monumental spaces themselves."


*To my eyes and in my opinion, of course.

However.. don't let that stop you from checking out their works and galleries on the their websites. (Most are click.. and sit back and enjoy. As slideshows start once stuff is loaded.)

'Cause..

You just might look at 'things' a lil' different.. and.. your personal image collections will love you for it, as will we.
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::mirto56
06/02/15 6:19 AM GMT
"Jaw-dropping" and inspiring, Les. Thanks for bringing these talented photographers to my attention! Mamma mia!
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+purmusic
09/19/16 2:50 PM GMT
Do you enjoy panoramic photos?

You do? Well, then.. have a look..

Northlight Images | "Panoramic and ultra high resolution images"

Want to see more? Got you covered..

360cities.com | "Editor Picks - Panoramas"

One example from the linked site above..

"Aurora storm from Qaleraliq glacier"
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+purmusic
10/28/16 5:43 PM GMT
A lil' levity AND some great photography combined..

"Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (2016)"

This one is my personal fav..

"Warrior of the grassland"
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.Tootles
10/31/16 11:54 AM GMT
I recently added this wallpaper to my Favourites on DeviantArt:
Passage. It's been around since 2012 and I can't believe I never noticed it before.
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+purmusic
10/31/16 6:54 PM GMT
"Passages" is indeed good good stuff. :o)


Stylistically (think that's the appropriate word and indeed a word)?

Reminds me of some of vladstudio's images on site here.
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::LynEve
01/27/17 1:07 PM GMT
https://www.viewbug.com/blog/image-of-the-year-photo-contest-2016-winner

Good link for some inspiration :)
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
.user0
02/02/17 10:05 PM GMT
'vladstudio' very very very nice.
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+purmusic
02/03/17 1:47 PM GMT
Re: Vladstudio

You should check out his tutorials on his website. Very informative and some great Photoshop tips and tricks that I was previously unaware of.. with accompanying screenshots, if not an actual vid. Good good stuff.
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.user0
02/03/17 8:24 PM GMT
what vs of ps you have im still on ps2 to cheap to upgrade. my bro keeps telling me to subscribe.says its nice
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+purmusic
02/04/17 11:36 AM GMT
CS6 here.

"my bro keeps telling me to subscribe.says its nice"

Been a while since I checked on *the cost of subscription and whatever conditions may apply on the note of commitment.. however.. if you can manage the coin, I think you will definitely enjoy the upgrade.

And..

Might give you an additional inspirational shot in the arm to get back into the selling of posters and so forth.

(*"Get all your photography essentials, including Lightroom and Photoshop, for just US$9.99/mo"

There is a free trial, too.)
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+purmusic
02/28/17 7:33 AM GMT
Pitsou Kedem Architect

Admittedly, I have a soft spot for these kinds of images.

Have a look for yourself via the menu headers:

Residential Projects
Housing Projects
Commercial Projects

... as the photography is not too shabby either.
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+purmusic
04/01/17 6:54 PM GMT
A twofer post.

One.. whimsical, but, still fascinating and intriguing photography:

PetaPixels | "This Photographer Creates Tiny Sets to Shoot 'Outdoor' Photos"


And, now the eye candy stuff:

The Atlantic | "Winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards"
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.Tootles
04/09/17 12:01 AM GMT
The new Moomin movie looks great. If I understood right, you could have one of your own pictures put in the Moominhouse.

I vote for Hannah to have a go... something distinct and cheerful that would pop at a distance. Something like Canticle of the Sun, Purple Jubilee or Golden Jubilee.
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.Akeraios
04/12/17 1:56 PM GMT
I hadn't heard of it before, but I like the look of it. I don't have an extra $1000 for it though!

Here's some Eye Candy for you. One advantage of CG artwork is that you don't have to worry about being in the right place at the right time.
Light Pillars
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SilverWebForge - 3D Landscapes, Fractals and Abstracts, Photography, Digital Illustration
.Tootles
04/12/17 11:27 PM GMT
"I don't have an extra $1000 for it though!"

Who has? :-)

Love the light pillars... hope to see some in your gallery soon.
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+purmusic
05/06/17 9:31 PM GMT
Welcome to the "Inception" world of photography..

Some coffee time reading and the obligatory eye candy: PetaPixel | "These Surreal Folding Landscapes Were Made Using Drone Photos"

The photographer's site and more eye candy: Aydin Buyuktas
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+purmusic
06/23/17 2:43 AM GMT
I remember seeing this man's work and photography before, but, a recent discussion on reddit brought him and his photos back to mind.

First.. a short film about the man/creator of "Elgin Park":

"The Man Behind a Mysterious Miniature Town | Short Film Showcase"

His website: "Welcome to Elgin Park"

His Flickr galleries: Michael Paul Smith
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+purmusic
07/31/17 6:02 PM GMT
Something a lil' different for this thread.. but, still on the note of eye candy.

Maxin10sity - Projection Mapping

Quick link (this is from their YouTube channel): iMapp 555 Bucharest Building Projection Mapping by Maxin10sity
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.Tootles
08/01/17 10:01 PM GMT
Something beautiful I came across during my travels around the internet:
Siberian Characters by Ivan Belikov.

Don't miss the bear at the bottom... he might take a little while to load.
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+purmusic
08/01/17 11:54 PM GMT
^ Well, that appeals to my inner illustrator.
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+purmusic
08/10/17 8:40 PM GMT
Some inspiration..

InterfaceLIFT

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And, check out the "Wallpaper Submission Instructions".

For example..

* Do not use the JPEG format or the "Adobe RGB" colorspace anywhere in your workflow. Shoot RAW or 16-bit TIFF.
* Post-processing should be minimal and conducted with great care. If you are not an expert, less is always more.
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.Tootles
08/15/17 9:29 PM GMT
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::LynEve
08/18/17 10:26 PM GMT
InterfaceLIFT
Defo worth looking at the artwork.

Also noticed in the submission instructions the max upload size is 120MB !
I am surprised they actually advocate and advise bulk downloads. Would have thought this would be an ideal opportunity for the bulk download image thieves with other less honest sites to benefit dishonestly.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust
.Tootles
08/25/17 11:58 AM GMT
Do you live in a golden cage?

I love the paintings by this artist. Here's another:

My Rainy Day Friends
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+purmusic
08/31/17 4:34 PM GMT
Whoa..

^ "These are the stunning shortlisted images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017"
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