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Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature. 2014 iPhone Photography Award Winners Prove That Amazing Photos Can Be Taken Without An Expensive Camera. With the advent of ever-improving smartphone camera technology, the digital SLR’s exclusive dominance in the world of quality photography is slowly crumbling.

2014 iPhone Photography Award Winners Prove That Amazing Photos Can Be Taken Without An Expensive Camera

Smartphone users around the world are proving that a good photographer’s eye is far more important for taking a good photograph than your photographic hardware, so the IPPAWARDS (iPhone Photography Awards) were created to recognize their efforts. The photos in this competition, which was organized by Apple, need to have been taken with an iPhone, iPod or iPad and cannot have been edited on any way by desktop software (device-based apps are allowed). The San Francisco Globe. These birds eye views are seriously incredible.

The San Francisco Globe

It reminds us of how beautiful the Earth truly is. 1. Winners Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. The winners for the Open, Youth and National Award competitions of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards were announced today by the World Photography Organisation (WPO).

Winners Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

Selected from over 70,000 entries from across the world, all three competitions were judged on a single shot and prizes ranged from the latest Sony digital imaging equipment to trips to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony on 30 April 2014. The ten Open winners will also compete for a $5,000 (USD) prize and the Overall Open Photographer of the Year title. 139,554 images were entered in total to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards: 69,114 Professional entries (winners yet to be announced); 65,512 Open entries and 4,928 Youth entries images. The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards - In Focus. The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners.

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards - In Focus

This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with In Focus, gathered below. Winners are scheduled to be announced in March and April. All captions below come from the photographers. [33 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly as They Once Were. My eye recently got pulled towards “Reflections”.

Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly as They Once Were

Fantastické iluze Švéda Erika Johanssena. Photos I Like: HISTORIC PICTURES RESTORED. Вадим Махоров - Eurotrip 2013 English version. Hello everyone!

Вадим Махоров - Eurotrip 2013 English version

Today I want to tell you the story of our month-long journey across Europe. From this post you will get to know about all the difficulties we had to face and pick up tips on unusual travel in the biggest European cities. 1. Heading to outer space. Úchvatné sochy, ktorých sa nedá dotknúť. Sú vyrobené z tieňa! Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011. The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken.

New Photo Exhibit Celebrates Photoshop. Jean-Marie Vives Come to the The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles from now till May 28, 2012 to see Digital Darkroom, a brand new exhibit that explores that important intersection between art and technology.

New Photo Exhibit Celebrates Photoshop

Featuring the works of many photographers we've featured right here on My Modern Met, like Pierre Beteille, Jerry Uelsmann and Brooke Shaden, Digital Darkroom shines a spotlight on those who've made the courageous jump from photographer to digital artist, the ones who've manipulated their photos in such a way that they've created something unique and otherworldly. 55 Exceptional Examples of Bokeh Photography. Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now Bokeh is a Japanese word that in English we know as blur. Bokeh has become a very popular effect in photography. It’s easy to create and makes for impressive photos. Art of Sensual Emotion.

- STREET ART UTOPIA. More info.

- STREET ART UTOPIA

Let us begin with this words that come as a response to the photo above: “There´s tools and colours for all of us, to lend from nature to make the world more understandable and beautiful”. 1# Click on a photo and you make it bigger and can post a comment on it. 2# Make sure that you read the story in the end! 3# Feel free to reblog this, only remember to link back to this post. More info. More info. 25 Abandoned Soviet Monuments that look like they're from the Future.

These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš).

25 Abandoned Soviet Monuments that look like they're from the Future

They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković...), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their "patriotic education. " After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost. Podgarić. Gerd Ludwig's 'Long Shadow of Chernobyl' project. Internationally-renowned photojournalist Gerd Ludwig has spent years documenting the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Gerd Ludwig's 'Long Shadow of Chernobyl' project

In 1986, errors at the plant in Ukraine led to an explosion that ultimately caused over a quarter of a million people to permanently evacuate their homes to escape the radiation and radioactive fallout. Over the course of several trips to the site and the region for National Geographic Magazine in 1993, 2005, and 2011, Ludwig has amassed a documentary record of a people and a place irreparably altered by a tragic accident. His 2011 trip was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Now Ludwig has released an iPad app with over 150 photographs, video, and interactive panoramas. Recipe for Disaster « STEVEMCGHEEdotCOM. 35 Beautifully Animated Photographs a.k.a Cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs: Ani fotka, ani video. NG Photography Contest.

National Geographic is once again holding their annual Photo Contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30th. For the past eight weeks, they have been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to rate them as well. National Geographic was again kind enough to let me choose some of their entries from 2010 for display here on The Big Picture. Collected below are 47 images from the three categories of People, Places and Nature. Captions were written by the individual photographers. (47 photos total) Kanana Camp, Botswana.

Best Pictures Of The Decade: The Noughties. TotallyCoolPix is all about the images and this is a retrospect all about the years 2000-2010 aka The Noughties. We could write about September 11th 2001 or the tsunami or countless earthquakes or the Middle East conflict or Barack Obama or Michael Schumacher or Saddam Hussein or Facebook or the human race.

Amazing photos 2012. Is weather becoming more extreme? National Geographic Traveler Magazine: 2012 Photo Contest. Portraits of Strangers. When I’m out on the streets, I often encounter faces that make me look twice; faces that stand out in the crowd without trying; faces that are out of the ordinary. They range from the exquisitely beautiful to the strangely wonderful.

I started to approach these strangers for permission to take a photo of them. Some said no, but most said yes. After taking their portrait, I’d say ‘thank you’ and walk on along. A Showcase of Portrait Photography. Dec 16 2011. Tomasz Gudzowaty. Training For The 2020 Olympics. These kids are being bent into shape to bring home some gold for China in future Olympics.

Pretty hardcore in my opinion. 1 A teacher (R) helps a student to stretch during a physical training session in Peking Opera at an art school affliated to Shenyang Normal University in Shenyang, Liaoning province, November 3, 2011. The art school's Peking Opera department has more than 200 students aged 4 to 17-years-old. Students are required to complete 12 years of training before they are able to take the national college entrance examination to attend art colleges, according to local media. Brides & Widows. Beautiful agony - facettes de la petite mort about. Beautiful Agony Showreel. Amazing Photography by Marin Stefan. Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City. One Photographers Journey Around the World in Over 6,000 Photos - Video - The Atlantic - StumbleUpon.