background preloader

Stunning black and white photography by Hengki Koentjoro

Black and white photography is one of my favorite things on Earth, and let’s call Hengki Koentjoro’s work Exhibit A as to why. I love the way fog, mist, and water are used as natural special effects to soften and distort the images, and how they take on a life of their own. The key to great black and white photography is contrast, and these photos have it in spades. If you love these as much as I do, click the link above and head over to Hengki Koentjoro’s online portfolio where you’ll find a lot more fantastic work. via If you liked these, check out these stunning black and white photos of animals

Related:  Photography Collections

Stephen Oachs Wild Photography Stephen W. Oachs is an award-winning photographer, successful entrepreneur and technology veteran, who began his journey in photography the moment he picked up his first SLR camera. Ever since, his lenses have focused on the inspiring majesty of mother earth and the unflinching beauty of the animal kingdom. ↑ Back to top "To Adrian Rodriguez, With Love" series by Melanie Willhide Melanie Willhide. (This post contains nudity.) For most photographers, having your computer stolen is the stuff of nightmares—it happened to photographer Melanie Willhide, and she knows your next question: “Yes, [the thief] also took our backup drive.” Convinced she would never see the images again, Willhide was shocked when the Pasadena, Calif., police contacted her after they found her computer in the back seat of a car they had pulled over. “It’s kind of like winning the lottery; it seemed so implausible,” Willhide said. She was given back the computer (the keyboard wasn’t recovered) and quickly discovered the thief had crudely wiped out her hard-drive.

Pics that won't make you laugh but are still cool I hop you don't mind if I use this thread as an excuse to post some Earth porn: My current Wallpaper, The Havasu Falls The Guilin Mountains "Elephant Foot" Glacier 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart. A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument. A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.

Amazingly Precise Exploding Water Balloon By timing his photographs to fractions of split-seconds, Edward Horsford produces amazing photography of exploding, colorful water balloons. About the series that brought him fame and loads of Internet popularity, he says “I started these as a way to challenge myself technically and creatively.” The photographer essentially aims to reveal to the human eye, those instants that usually escape us, as they are too elusive and at the same time too mundane to be noticed. He times his shots beautifully and manages to do this thanks to a customized, self-made trigger he produced in order to capture the precise speeds he requires in order to create his art. He also experiments with composition, strobe lighting, angles, and color combos, in order to keep his art fresh and visually exciting, albeit immensely precise.

CRACKED: 21 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photosphopped This is the latest edition of our most popular feature, in which we demonstrate that the truth is stranger than Photoshop. Here are more photos that will make every poster in the comment section scream "FAKE!" but are absolutely real. In case you missed the previous episodes, here's Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, the gritty reboot that doesn't acknowledge the previous editions, Part 6 and Part 7. Cross-Dressing Couples By Olivia Fleming Published: 16:11 GMT, 14 November 2012 | Updated: 16:21 GMT, 15 November 2012 A Canadian photographer has given the term 'boyfriend jeans' a whole new meaning.

Jay Roode's aerial photography of Africa As one of only a handful of fine art aerial photographers in the world, husband and wife team Jan and Jay Roode show an undeniable passion for capturing natures magnificence and preserving its legacy. With endless hours spent patiently in the sky and on the ground they have attempted to bring to life magical moments in time that tell the story of the ancient spirit of Africa. Based in Johannesburg South Africa, they are master photographers, passionate aviators and conservationists. Having collectively travelled to over 56 countries this couple are modern day nomads and seem content only when free to wander the skies in their specially modified aircraft or explore life on the ground in the more remote regions of Africa. The Skyhawk collection is a result of an epic search across the extraordinary and geographically diverse landscapes of Southern Africa in a light aircraft trying to capture images of life sewn into the tapestry of unimaginable landscape. ??

High Speed Water Splash Photography High Speed Photography is great fun when combined with water, as you scroll through the photographs you’ll see how much creativity can be had with only a few simple requirements and understandings. High speed photography was the first photographic interest of mine, and created a basis for my desire to be more creative with my photography! I hope you find this of interest and drive you to learn more, which is easily done by clicking any photograph – this will bring you to all of the photographer’s work. The New Way by Cymaii