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The Winter Solstice Total Lunar Eclipse of December 21, 2010 - (imaged using a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR and a Takahashi TOA-130 Refractor with 1.5 Extender) It is a rare occasion when a total lunar eclipse occurs on the same day as the Winter Solstice (the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere). The last time this event happened was 372 years ago on December 21, 1638 and it won't happen again until the year 2094.
At the bottom of a deep, convoluted canyon, the Dirty Devil River makes its way from Hanksville to Lake Powell. Formed by the Muddy Creek and Fremont River convergence, the river, in this view, is barely visible 2000 ft (600m) below the canyon rim. Native Americans inhabited these canyons long ago, as evidenced in Horseshoe Canyon to the north. In the late 1800s, Butch Cassidy and his gang used the upper tributaries of the Dirty Devil as hideouts. - Martin van Hemert
Another month of thrilling photography contests has ended! We’ve collected the 100 highest scoring entries from the Pxleyes photography contests that were active during the month March 2011… This list is ranked by the final scores of the entries. The most spectacular pictures were submitted in the one filter, shadows 2, bw chairs, colorless cars 2 and skies contest.
Aurora / Meteor Shower Images Update: We have now come out of one of the lowest Solar Minimums on record. The cycle for lows and highs of solar activity occur roughly every 11 years. We are now experiencing recent solar flares which have unleashed Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) and once again we are experiencing Northern Lights that we have not seen (at least at lower latitudes) for many years.
Captured: The Ruins of Detroit | Plog — World, National Photos, Photography and Reportage — The Denver PostPosted Feb 07, 2011 Up and down Detroit’s streets, buildings stand abandoned and in ruin. French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre set out to document the decline of an American city.
If you live in Minnesota and spend any time Up North, you undoubtedly have witnessed or heard someone tell you about a spectacular display of northern lights. Capturing this magnificent display of nature can be a tricky proposition. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are on the upward side of a 10-12-year cycle that is expected to peak in 2013-2014. Recent solar activity has presented the patient observer with some of the best since 2004. In Minnesota, the dark winter months are best for viewing the northern lights.
Remember Young Me, Now Me ? Photographer Sander Koot has created a similar series, called Back from the Future , where he places old photographs of people next to pictures of their present selves.
National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest , with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [ 45 photos ] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose:
First, I’d like to thank Joubert Quentin a.k.a hybrid-creation for allowing me to create this tutorial based on his image, Your Skull is Red .
Erik Johansson takes photo editing and manipulation to new levels with his ever-growing collection of creative, innovative and amazing scenes of altered architecture and unbelivable built environments, distorted objects and twisted imagery – all while preserving an eerie photo-realism from the original photographic subject. Given his emphasis on constructed objects, the care with which he crafts every detail of each image and controls the overall composition, it is perhaps no surprise that this photographer’s background is not in the arts but in computer engineering and interactive design. The rich three-dimensional complexity of each edited photograph is accomplished using exclusively two-dimensional computer editing tools and each work is based on a real photograph, manipulated, altered and added to in a layered and sequential process.
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Surreal photo is basically displays of a designer’s rich imagination of subjects which then injected into real pictures. Most of these surreal pictures are captivating be it pleasant or not because it is not what we experience in our daily life hence it is out of norm. Given it is not an event we could not possibly experience, it leaves a huge dimension for viewers to interpret what does the designer was trying to convey through their work.
Here’s another weekend project that really helps keep camera steady when using large Tele Lenses Handheld. This specific project is for Canon 350d & 400d, but a simple change of the end plug will make it work with any camera that can be operated via a trigger jack. How many people will have seen/owned a shoulder pod over the years? They first appeared in the seventies and looking through old photography books they crop up quite often (especially the wildlife, Bird, Sport sections) they are very well made.