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Rare Mushroom Photos Reveal the Visual Diversity of Fungi Who knew there are so many different kinds of mushrooms? Retiree Steve Axford, who lives and works in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia, uses his camera to capture the startling visual diversity of fungi and other living things. As his photographs reveal, there are far more types of fungi than the pale, umbrella-shaped variety that most of us are used to seeing. Many of the rare specimens that Axford documents look absolutely out of this world. He photographs fungi of all different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors, from glowing fungi to fuzzy fungi to tiny, transparent fungi. The nature enthusiast, who enjoys traveling to remote locations to photograph everything from volcanos to plant life, uses photography as his avenue of exploring the world. Steve Axford WebsiteSteve Axford on Flickr via [Colossal], [awkward situationist]

South America - Tom Robinson Photography Landscape Photography Tips Landscape Photography Tips for the Beginner 1.) Scout – Visit your chosen location and give yourself time to walk the surrounding area. When you find a suitable location, work each shot by taking various images until you find the strongest composition, you may find this easier when you get home to view all images on your larger monitor. Having found a strong composition, revisit the same location in different lighting, such as sunrise, sunset, etc. 2.) 3.) 4.) Neutral Density Graduated Filters – often when shooting landscapes, you will find the contrast range of a given scene to be too high for your camera. Neutral Density Filters – Not to be confused with the graduated filter, these filters are used to lengthen the exposure time of an image. Polarizer – These filters are helpful for controlling reflections, darkening blue skies and help control reflections in a scene which also gives a more saturated appearance. 5.) Simplify – Often less is more. 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images into the Public Domain Kinder in einem Feriendorf / Martin Munkacsi / 1929 Daughters of Jerusalem / Julia Margaret Camero / 1865 Head of Man with Hat and Cigar / Leon Levinstein / 1960 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern / Robert Howlett / 1857 A Study, No. 1 / Rudolph Eickemeyer / 1901 Street Minstrel, Gose / Shinichi Suzuki / 1870s Group of Thirteen Decapitated Soldiers / Unknown / 1910 Sincerely Yours, Woodrow Wilson / Arthur S. A Girl, Carmel / Johan Hagemeyer / 1930.

Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face Colt + Rane Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face Your beautiful eyes Behance Served Sites Served is a collection of sites that showcase category specific content from Behance, the world's leading platform for creative professionals across all industries. View All Served Sites → photography Served Join Behance Hire a Designer Behance Project Shuffle Showcase & Discover Creative Work Sign up for free View Next Project → Shuffle <img class="featured-ribbon-2x featured-ribbon featured-ribbon-net" src=" title="Photography Served"></img> Project Featured On: Photography Served — 6/6/10 Your beautiful eyes Info Statistics Created: 2/20/10 Last Edited: 7/26/15 Description Extreme close of eyes, with all their relief. Project Info Owners Suren Manvelyan Tags Copyright Info Attribution Non-commercialNo Derivatives Read More Share inShare Short link: by Yerevan, Armenia Follow on Bēhance Eye with coloboma.Visit my facebook page to find more photos: Save Project

32 Beautiful Tiny Villages Around The World Here’s a whole bunch of gorgeous photographs documenting tiny (but visually stunning) villages around the world. Whether it’s skyscrapers or suburbia that you’re used to, there’s something so magnetic about the simple life on display here. Riomaggiore, Italy. Giulio Island, Italy. Lovely Gordes Village, Southeastern France. Senja, Norway. Hallstatt Village, Austria. Mount Fuji, Japan. Vietnam. Photo by Jiri Havel. Piran Peninsula, Slovenia. Green roof houses of Faroe Islands. Kastellorizo Island, Greece. Beautiful Vernazza, Italy. Grindelwald, Switzerland. Village Household, Serbia. Pennan, Scotland. Ólafsfjörður, Iceland. Cesky Krumlov Village, Czech Republic. Damüls, Austria. Sapa, Vietnam. Norway. Toledo, Spain. Reine, Norway. Lofoten, Norway. Pietrapertosa Village, Italy. Popeye Village, Malta. Anchor Bay, Malta. Greenland. Himalaya. Qaqortoq, Greenland. Niger River, Mali. Manarola, Italy. Norway.

REFRACTIONS | Experiment with Nature Definition: Refraction : re·frac·tion – [ri-frak-shuhn] The change of direction of a ray of light in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different Markus Reugels of Deutschland uses the properties of refraction to create beautiful miniature worlds inside drops of water. All images courtesy of Markus Reugels Moon Earth Mars Jupiter Venus Psychedelic Chess Camera Setup photography, refractions, water drops

Happy New Year Happy New Year / 30 December, 2009 [click for previous image: let it snow #3] Happy New Year / 30 December, 2009 [click for next image: ringing in the new year] Title • Happy New Year I've spent the last couple of days wondering what to post to close out the year and then came across this entry on momentaryawe.com (run by my good friend Catalin Marin): his twelve favourite shots from 2009, one from each month. As always, let me know what you think. On a different matter: don't forget that there are just a few days left in which to snap up a 15% discount on our Photoshop tutorials. And finally: Happy New Year for 2010 :)

Joyas olvidadas de la arquitectura comunista Tras el experimento de libertad que supuso el constructivismo en los años 20 y la asfixiante sobriedad del estilo imperial estalinista, llegaron los años 60. Con Nikita Jruschov comenzó el “deshielo” y se dio un tímido periodo de aperturismo. El dirigente soviético, además de entregar Crimea a Ucrania, inauguró una época de menos represión, algo que también se notó en la estética y la arquitectura. Arquitectónicamente, lo más destacado de este periodo son los edificios de viviendas que se asemejan a una enorme lata de sardinas, conocidos como jrushovki, donde la gente vivía hacinada (según nuestros estándares de confort) en un pequeño espacio. A pesar de la mala prensa de este periodo, en lo que a arquitectura se refiere, a lo largo de la extensa geografía de la antigua URSS y de los países satélite hay interesantes muestras arquitectónicas. sovietbuildings.tumblr.com

Is this Atlantis?: Photographer creates magnificent underwater world for exhibition that can only be viewed 145 feet under the sea By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 00:04 GMT, 1 August 2012 | Updated: 00:57 GMT, 1 August 2012 Greek philosopher Plato wrote of the legendary city of Atlantis, that sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Now photographer Andreas Franke has created a similar mythical underwater world for a new exhibition - but you can only see it with your scuba gear on. Armed with his camera, Mr Franke dove down to the Vandenberg, a United States missile tracking ship that sunk in 2009 off the coast of Key West, Florida, and used the spectacular images he took as a canvas for a surreal civilisation that never existed. Ballet: Ballerinas practice their art The collection of photographs capture people going about their daily lives, whether ballerinas en barre, young lovers at the cinema, a patient being wheeled along by a nurse, or young children playing. The ballerinas rest their points on one of the wreck's many railings while instead of catching butterflies, a young girl catches fish with her net.

Billows of Colored Smoke Pervade the Air in Photo Series, ‘Pop!' Texas-based photographer Irby Pace stakes his vision of the predictable and typical. He does this in open fields, long and bending roads, bodies of still waters, shrub overgrown alleyways, and an assortment of landscapes devoid of activity. Pace’s jolt to these benign imagery is a ubiquitous colored cloud, reminiscent of a magician’s smoke cover as he conceals a trick or sleight of hand. Pace elaborates on his simple concept of tinted smoke appearing in ordinary places, “With Pop! Pace was born in Odessa, Texas, where in 2005, he moved to the city of Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University where he earned his BFA in Photography in 2008. Speaking on his Pop! View Pop!

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