I have said many times, that some photographers become famous because they just happened to be in the right place at the right time. If you take your camera with you all the time then those odds will be in your favor as well.
Here are some amazing photos that I think you will enjoy. Don’t you wish……..
What cameras capture isn’t always what exists in real life. Drawing different meanings out of images is one thing, but sometimes the photographer can be so skillful that they can make you see things that aren’t even there in the first place. Take, for instance, photographer Nikolay who specializes in long-exposure images. He took the following image of a tree surrounded by fireflies at night, and the image looks absolutely breathtaking. Although, on second glance—are they really fireflies?
Nikolay took the image on an Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera with the 12-40mm lens at f/4.5 and ISO 200 using the live composite mode in the camera for light painting. For ambient lighting, he used a red LED light. It adds a beautiful vibe to the image while highlighting the textures on the tree trunks and illuminating the fallen leaves. The main highlight of the image, however, has to be the way the tree is surrounded by those little fireflies.
In fact, they aren’t fireflies at all—he used a tiny LED light with the camera in live composite mode to create his own “fireflies”. As a result, everything in the image appears perfectly balanced. The color contrast is also excellent, as the reds and the blues balance each other out really well.
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If you’ve ever been to Königssee in Germany, you know why it is regarded as one of the country’s most beautiful Alpine lakes. The name literally translates to “King’s Lake”. The picturesque setting, with surrounding mountains and high forests, makes the area very popular with tourists, hikers and—of course—landscape photographers. To get an idea of how beautiful the place really can be, have a look at the following image by Reddit user Ragdoll20:
The photographer took the image on a Fuji X-T2 with a 35mm f/1.4 lens at f/8. While most people wouldn’t think of photographing a landscape with a 35mm on an APS-C camera, there is nothing to complain about in this image. The framing and composition are lovely, and the early morning light adds to the serenity of the landscape.
“A lot of it was nature helping out with the beautiful lighting.”
It’s the light peeking in from behind the hills that elevates this image to the next level. The sun rays passing through the misty air in the early morning adds so much atmosphere to the image. You’d be forgiven if you thought this was some 19th-century landscape painting.
Wouldn’t you love starting your day off with such a magical view?
When it comes to design, Mother Nature can be the best inspiration. This is why many designers study and try to learn from her elegant, efficient or mesmerizing patterns. Looking at nature from different perspectives only amplifies the impact. Have a look at photographer Jay March‘s following image for reference. The braided river system in one of the rivers in Iceland is a real joy to behold:
At first glance, it seems as though this is a long exposure of the river system. However, you may be surprised to learn that the photographer took this image at just 1/30 seconds using a drone. “The river and its fanned streams look this soft from a drone,” March explains.
If you are familiar with this type of braided river system, you might know that they are formed in areas with steep slopes on otherwise flat terrain, and can be due to high sediment amounts in the water. Regardless of how they’re made, they’re beautiful to see, like an alien planet. But the colors, contrast, smoothness and randomness are soothing to the eye.
We all know not to play with fire. But if you’re careful, willing to take a risk and running with a clear idea in your head, you can easily capture some amazing shots. Take, for instance, the following self-portrait that was taken by photographer Kritagya Nayyar. As you can tell, the image is really lit:
Nayyar, an amateur photography, didn’t let a lack of technology hold him back. He used a Sony A7RIV with a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens—and the help of his father.
“I set up my camera on a tripod and asked my dad to press the shutter button continuously as I burned the newspaper. The fire looks this intense as the wind was strong and thus the fire was burning vigorously.”
The fire definitely is the hero in this case. And by the looks of it, you can tell that the newspaper was burning with quite some intensity. However, the calmness on Nayyar’s face speaks otherwise. The contrast in emotions makes you think about what’s happening in the image.
It’s also worth noting how Nayar used the fire as a light source as well as a focal point, to illuminate his own face.
The Sea Cliff Bridge in New South Wales, Australia, is popular for the scenic beauty that it presents. It is one of only seven off-shore parallel to coast bridges in the world. If you’ve ever thought of taking a thrilling drive along the ocean shore, this is the perfect place to visit. Photographer Steward Hamilton took this beautiful image of the bridge at sunset:
The image is a 30 second exposure at f/13 and ISO 200 that Hamilton took using his Fujifilm XT20. To ensure that the shot wouldn’t be overexposed, he used a 10 stop ND filter as well.
The most striking feature of this image is definitely the steady light trails. Their colors go well with the moody sunset and bring about a balance between the sky and the ground.
Have you ever been camping in the winter? I mean, really camping—tent, sleeping bag, in the wilderness, under the clear, crisp winter sky, sleeping on snow? Colorado photographer Lars Leber lives for this kind of stuff and frequently hikes the beautiful, natural areas of Colorado to photograph its picturesque landscapes. Here, he captures his typical camping setup in the Lost Creek Wilderness against a stunning winter night sky:
If you’re wondering why Leber didn’t just use one of the cabins in the background, it’s because they are old, abandoned cabins that were built for the Antero and Lost Park Reservoir Company between 1891 and 1913. Instead, he uses his modified Shangri-La shelter and a titanium wood stove. You can see the embers of the fire shooting out of the tent “chimney.”
Leber hiked about four miles from the Goose Creek Trailhead to find this beautiful backdrop. This shot was taken using a single 30-second exposure.
Sometimes, a photographer is lucky enough to be in just the right place at just the right time to capture a once-in-a-lifetime shot. In that respect, professional landscape photographer Marc Adamus is extraordinarily lucky:
Adamus’s portfolio is full of striking, almost otherworldy landscapes like the one above—a perfectly framed combination of sunrise and double rainbow in the background, gnarled, lonely tree in the middle ground, and a splash of complementary-colored wildflowers in the foreground.
Adamus describes his own photographic style as:
“…one best defined by bold, dramatic imagery that stems from my love of unusual weather and getting far off the beaten path.”
As something of a nomad, Adamus travels the world in pursuit of more locations that are off the beaten path. This particular photo was taken in Columbia Hills, Washington.
Paintings that are amazingly done are often compared to photographs. And when photographs turn out well, they’re often compared to paintings. This image from Yosemite Valley taken by photographer Jim Wiltschko on a winter morning is an example of the latter case. The scenery looks so surreal that it’s easy to mistake it for a painting:
Wiltschko took the image using his Sony a7R III with a 28–70mm lens at 33mm. He took three shots and merged them to capture the huge dynamic range.
The composition is quite amazing considering that Wiltschko managed to have the El Capitan rock formation on the left, the Half Done in the middle, and the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls on the right. Moreover, the fog looks like some kind of magic pouring out from the falls.
Best known for its distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains, open sea, sheltered bays, beaches, and untouched lands, Lofoten in Norway is a place avid travelers love to visit. What’s amazing about this place is how the mountains meet the sea. And this image by landscape photographer Max Rive exactly pictures what we can expect to see in this beautiful archipelago:
Rive captured this image from an interesting perspective. The coastline and the roadway make for great leading lines, forcing you to imagine how it’d feel to drive there.
Have you ever come across something so beautiful that it makes you question reality? Well, believe it or not, there are places on earth that can give you this feeling. Beauty so pristine that the location seems unreal. Take the Oeschinen Lake in Switzerland as an example. The lake and surrounding landscape are so beautiful, it might make you cry. Photographer Christian Scheiffele did an excellent job of photographing the scene in the following image:
The image is a blend of multiple exposures that Scheiffele took to cover the dynamic range in the scene.
“I took a few shots with varying lighting and blended those into a single one. And I took another darker exposure for the sky and blended them together.”
The very first thing you notice when you look at the image is the lake itself. With water so blue, you might question whether that’s its real color. However, those who have visited the place know how blue the lake truly is. It’s so blue that it looks almost unnatural when you’re standing right next to it.
It is also worth pointing out how beautifully Scheiffele has composed the image using layers. The cliff with two trees makes for quite an interesting foreground and provides a beautiful scale. The lake is the jewel of the image, and the mighty mountains in the back compose a majestic background, completing the image.
This image definitely has the potential to leave a lot of nature enthusiasts speechless.
It actually can only be seen perfectly at 11:11, on 11/11 each year:
Dedicated on 11/11/11 at 11:11 Am. The Anthem Veterans Memorial in Anthem Arizona was funded mostly by donations:
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo comprises three distinctive peaks in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy and are one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. Besides being a natural marvel, the place is also a historically important one, because the front line between Italy and Austria during the First World War ran through the Tre Cime peaks. So visitors can still see a number of bunkers, fortifications, tunnels and commemorative plaques around the area. Photographer Alex Armitage took the following image of the peaks during a fine sunset and it is simply spectacular:
The image is a four-second exposure that Armitage took on a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 16-35mm f/4 L lens at 16mm, f/16 and ISO 100. He also used a circular polarizer filter.
The striking feature of the image has to be the amazing colors and depth that he’s captured in the image. The flowers work beautifully as a foreground element and the hiking trail works as a natural leading line, drawing us right toward the peaks. And you can really see the magic that the setting sun casts on the peaks. The golden glow of the sunlit portion of the peaks dramatically contrasts the darker side. This adds a beautiful contrast in the colors.
Also, if you zoom into the image, you can see people the size of ants right near the base of the peaks. This gives a fantastic scale of how big the structure is in reality.
Note: all photos and articles obtained for this blog were from the website: Picture/Correct. These are used here to help promote Picture/Correct and the photographers whose photos were used.
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