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National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 - In Focus

National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 - In Focus
Once again, National Geographic is holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. Beginning on September 1, the society started 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 2012 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 50 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [50 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Butterfly at sunset: Photographer Toni Guetta submitted this macro shot of a butterfly with the sunset in the background near Hod ha'sharon, Israel. (© Toni Guetta/National Geographic Photo Contest) Baby seal: a baby elephant seal relaxes on a South Georgia beach. (© Ondrej Zaruba/National Geographic Photo Contest) # Tiled roof: the colorful roof of St. Determination: Nothing will stand in his way. The Explosion!

Danny Santos: fotografando à chuva Se a sua reacção ao saber que o fim-de-semana vai estar chuvoso é nem sequer sair de casa, saiba que não é o único. Danny Santos também fazia o mesmo. Até que um dia pegou na máquina fotográfica, saiu à rua e começou a captar a reacção das pessoas à chuva. Introducing Your New Favorite Sport, "Combat Juggling"

Pencil Vs Camera by Ben Heine - Draw As A Maniac Ben Heine (born June 12, 1983 in Abidjan, Ivory coast) is a Belgian multidisciplinary visual artist. He is best known for his original series “Pencil Vs Camera”, “Digital Circlism” and “Flesh and Acrylic”. “Pencil Vs Camera” mixes drawing and photography, imagination and reality. It’s a new visual concept invented and initiated by Ben Heine in 2010. It’s full of magic, illusion, poetry and surrealism.

Fotógrafo cria série que registra cenas inusitadas no meio da rua Se especializando em fotografia de rua, o sueco Nils-Erik Larson capta momentos interessantes nas ruas, quase todos em preto e branco. O trabalho desperta curiosidade por dar a sensação de que o fotógrafo está sempre no lugar certo na hora certa. Ele de fato está mesmo, mas isso não é pura sorte. Please Allow This Crazy Dutch Giant To Tell You How To Win A Bar Fight Retro 'Finding Nemo' poster - Creative Collection December 22nd, 2010. Both comments and pings are currently closed. A great series of retro poster designs for the original Star Wars trilogy.

Kayaking the Thumb Kayaking the Thumb Kayaking the Thumb, Port Austin, Michigan: Photos & Trip Report (2009) And thanks to Nila Repard here is a photo from the very same island, taken by her great grandmother in 1934. And here is another photo, taken in the winter. (Source) 10th of April 2010 Collection of Beautiful Lakes A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. Who doesn’t believe that God has created images of Paradise here in this world? Traveler Photo Contest 2013 2013 Winners For our 25th annual photo contest, National Geographic Traveler magazine received more than 15,500 entries from skilled photographers from around the globe. Taken in locations ranging from Brazil to Kenya, the winning pictures show everything from quiet landscapes to surprising moments. Did your favorites make the cut? See the winners! Prizes

Awesome Illustrations by Nacho Diaz Some beautiful and creative illustrations by talented artist Nacho Diaz ↑ Back to top Lighting & the Dramatic Portrait on PhotoWhoa Now, this is the chapter that made Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait a national bestseller. It'll be the chapter you reference back to over and over again. Because this is the chapter that reveals all of Grecco's lighting techniques that he's used on celebrities, athletes, and businessmen. For example, you'll learn Grecco's own theory, Grecco's Laws of Light, which breaks down lighting into three concepts: color, contrast, and softness. Every technique Grecco discusses is illustrated by one of his photos. These commentaries will give you all the narrative aims and technical settings Grecco used to make his images unique.