PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: AMAZING THINGS IN THE WORLD !

Photos of the Week:  Throwback Thursday !  Dated:  8/24/2017

From the Website:  Amazing things in the World.  

This website had such amazing photos, I just wanted to share these again with you.  Please take a look again and love them, or comment on them.

 

 

CONTINUING THE SEARCH FOR GREAT WEB SITES THAT ALREADY HAVE A GREAT COLLECTION OF PHOTOS THEY HAVE COLLECTED OVER THE YEARS, I HAVE FOUND ANOTHER GREAT WEBSITE.  THIS ONE IS SIMPLY TITLED:  AMAZING THINGS IN THE WORLD.  190,000+ PEOPLE ALREADY FOLLOW THIS WEBSITE, AND IT IS CERTAINLY GOT A GREAT COLLECTION OF PHOTOS.  HERE IS JUST A SAMPLING OF PHOTOS THAT I THINK ARE WORTHY OF BEING:  PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:

Don’t be afraid to be different.
Dancing clouds over California
Christmas in Berlin, Germany.

This is the 182m tall Vøringsfossen waterfall in Norway.
Light was particularly interesting as it diffused nicely from the fog in the valley. I took a panorama of three verticals to fit the massive view into one frame.

No name on the photographer.  

Beautiful, and adorable
Black & White
Amazing bridge in Germany.

Photo by: Daniel Korzhonov
Sleeping
Golden hour in Florence – Italy .
Arctic Angel
Beach in Australia full of bioluminescent plankton
Heaven’s Gate, China
Sid!! Is that you.

Kjerag, Norway.
Picture of the day
Great wall of China

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TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR PHOTOS TRULY UNFORGETTABLE:

Wouldn’t you love to make unforgettable photos?  Here’s how:

You know we have gone through a lot of articles and tips on how to do photography.  Now, I would like to maybe, fine tune this so that your photos become more “alive”, or more exciting to you and to everyone who sees them.  I realize that almost everyone who reads this blog regularly knows the rules to composition, and I will keep going over different ideas about that, but, here is some great ideas about how to make your photos even better:

FRAME YOUR PHOTOS:

See what you can do to “frame” your subject.  Put something around your subject so that it seems to be highlighted even more.  Do not overdo the framing, but make it natural:


Photo by: Gable Denims
  



MOVEMENT:

When shooting something that has motion or movement with it, allow the subject to have something to move into.  For example, this would be better if the subject was not in the center.  If something was moving, have some area in the frame of the photo to move into.  See examples:


Photo by:  Emil Eriksson
    

Photo by:  Douglas Arnet

Photo by:  Seth Sanchez
   

DIRECTION:

Our brain perceives information from left to right, so it’s best to position all the important stuff in the right side of the frame.


Photo by:  Elliott Koon
  

Photo by:  Alexander Hadji
   

Photo by:  Ramil Sitdikov 

CAMERA ANGLE: 

Try taking photos from a different angle.  Instead of taking pictures standing up, get down to the level of the subject, if it’s a pet or child.  You will find a different story to your photo:


Photo by: Matteo De Santis


Photo by:  Miguel Angel Aguirre
  

Photo by: Tom
  

NEGATIVE SPACE:

There are two spaces in every image:

  • positive space (it shows the main subject);
  • negative space (usually it’s the background).

Don’t forget to keep an eye on what is happening in the negative space; you want it to emphasize your main subject, not cramp it.


Photo by:  Mohammed Baqer

Photo by:  Valery Pchelintsev 
 

Photo by: Veselin Malinov 
 

DEPTH

Depth will give your shot a more three-dimensional and rich feel. There are few features that can help you achieve it:

  • parallel lines, which come to one point in the distance;
  • gradually dissolving fog will make your photo seem layered;
  • tone (volume is transmitted through color: darker objects appear closer, and lighter objects appear farther away);
  • depth of field (if you blur the background, clear objects will appear closer, while fuzzy objects will seem more distant).

Photo by:  Bas Lammers 
  

Photo by:  Bas Lammers 

Photo by:  Bas Lammers 
  

FOREGROUND:

When taking a scenic shot, that has depth, add something in the foreground.  If you add something in the foreground, your viewers will feel like they can relate to the size and depth of the picture more.


Photo by:  Bas Lammers 
   

Photo by:  Ekaterina Korkunova

Photo by:  Murad Osman
 

SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS:

Use these elements to make your picture more interesting and dramatic. You can create a visual ’dialogue’ between the subject and its reflection (shadow).


Photo by: menovsky


Photo by: Anna Atkina

Photo by: Pablo Cuadra
      

THE GOLDEN HOUR, AND THE BLUE HOUR:

The “Golden Hour” is my favorite time to shoot.  It is the one hour before sunset.  The colors have gone to a golden color in the sky and the colors everywhere are a nice warm golden hue.  It really warms things up and makes things very pleasant.

THE GOLDEN HOUR:


Photo by:  Olivia L’Estrange-Bell


Photo by: Joe Penniston
  

Photo by:  Lanny Cottrell

BLUE HOUR:

This is the time when the sun has set, or just before the sun comes up.  The light is predominately blue.  Check it out:  This is often called twilight:


Photo by: Joe Penniston
  

Photo by:  Flo.from.Suburbia

Photo by: Flo.from.Suburbia

There you have it.  Some great tips and tricks to really try out.   

TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR CAT

Ideas of taking pictures of your cat:

animal pet cute kitten
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

There are two kinds of pet owners in the world, the dog lover and the cat owner.  Extremely high ownership in both sides.  Why?  Because these two pets have a unique way of showing love back to their owners, unlike a bird or a snake or a turtle (although there may be people who disagree).  But really, they snuggle, they love hanging around their owners, they adore their relationship with their owners and they are more of a true friend than a friend.  They will never betray you. It is no wonder that these pets are well loved by their owners.

Many people are allergic to cats, and dogs are the other option.  But, those who are not allergic to cats have a wonderful time with cats.  When they are young and just kittens, they can entertain you for hours with their playful antics.  They will attack your toes for no reason at all.  They can watch birds in the window sill for hours and hours.  They will often find yarn or something small and chase it and play catch with it until they think it is dead.  It is amazing their fun playful ways.  And it is at this time the best to start capturing their cute playfulness.

  1. The first thing you want to try to do, if you don’t become part of their plaything, is to get down to their level.  This makes the photo more real.  If you take a picture of them at your standing level, then it’s just another snapshot that no one finds interesting.  Check out the differences.

jumping cute playing animals
Photo by Gratisography on Pexels.com

 

 

cat-playing-in-box
adventurecats.org

 

 

kitten playing
hdanimalswallpapers.com

 

 

2- The other thing that you will love to take pictures of is almost like taking pictures of a baby when they are sleeping.  For some reason, they are just adorable when they are asleep just like a little human baby.  You just can’t help but think that a kitten isn’t one of the most adorable things when they are asleep.  When you take a picture of a kitten, they may be just as a little child and wake up by the noise of a camera.  If you can get a bigger lens and not be so close to the kitten, then perhaps you won’t wake up the kitten with the noise.  So, be aware of that.  But, getting in close to the kitten is always something special:

cat sleeping
Photo by Fabricio Trujillo on Pexels.com

 

 

adorable animal art bowl
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

 

 

Sleeping-Cute-Cat-Wallpaper
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3-  But as your cat gets older, and it gets done with that playful part of life, and it tends to just be your friend, it is important to capture those moments when it seems like you can relate to it becoming an adult, like you!  When it just wants to hang out with you, and snuggle with you when you get home from work, or wherever.  How do you do that when you are the one taking the pictures?   Have someone else do it for you.  Also, get pictures of what it does during the day when you are not snuggling:

cat and person
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cat and owner 1
doovi.com

 

 

cat during the day
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4-  The other key to taking great photos of your cat is to take a lot of photos.  Cats will not pose for a photo like a dog.  They will not do what you want them to do when you want them to do it.  So, have your camera ready at all times.  They will do the craziest things at any random moment.  Some of the funniest things will be at the time when you least expect it.  They will often jump a mile if they are scared and if you ever get a photo of that, you will be a genius.   So, keep on trying and enjoy putting a whole album together of your favorite cat photos.

Here are a few more great cat photos that I thought were just the best:

cat funny 1
hdwallpaper.nu

 

 

funny-cat-fb_cover
geckoandfly.com

 

 

funny-cat-photos-with-words
thewondrous.com

 

Enjoy taking pictures of your cat.  And  you know everybody loves great pictures of cats.

 

 

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ARTICLE WRITTEN BY LANNY COTTRELL FOR 123PHOTOGO