Posts Tagged ‘beautiful’

A Lucky Photograph of the Solar Eclipse

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Beautiful photo compositions generally require a keen eye and a quick shutter finger, but sometimes luck plays a huge role as well. That’s what happened today for UK-based photographer Amy Shore, who was photographing the total solar eclipse from her backyard in Leicestershire. A bird flew into Shore’s frame as the Moon was passing over the face of the Sun, adding a unique touch to her shot.
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The Mountains in This Shot Were Illuminated Briefly by the Rising Moon

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It is often said that “luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” This photo may be a good example of that. It’s a single long-exposure photo of mountains in South America with the stars properly exposed in the background and the landscape in the foreground illuminated by the rising moon.
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Exploring the Canadian Rockies in Alberta

Five days driving, hiking, and flying through two of the most beautiful areas on Earth

Mar 13, 2015 · Great North Collective

Photographer Takes Drone Into Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Hang Son Doong is a cave in Vietnam that’s currently the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a vast green jungle-like world and underground river that looks like something out of the movie Avatar.

Photographer Ryan Deboodt recently brought his DSLRs and camera drone into the cave to capture what it’s like from both the ground and the air. The 6-minute video above is the “otherworldly journey” he was able to capture.
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A Photo of the Starry Night Sky From Inside a Tent

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Photographer Mark Gee shot this photograph of the night sky while camping in the great outdoors in New Zealand. It’s a view of what his camera was able to see while looking up through Gee’s tiny tent with the outer flysheet removed. You can find more of his gorgeous night sky shots in his 500px account.

Illusion of Lights: A Time-Lapse of the Night Sky Above the Western United States

In 2013, photographer Brad Goldpaint and his wife Marci quit their day jobs, sold all of their possessions, and began living out of a motorhome while traveling through the Western United States. Their new career was teaching photography workshops while educating the public about the damaging effects of light pollution.

As the duo moved from place to place through some of the nation’s most pristine wilderness areas, Goldpaint spent countless nights out in the dark, capturing long exposure photos over many hours with his camera gear. The images have since been put together into an independent stop-motion film titled “Illusion of Lights: A Journey into the Unseen.” Above is the film’s trailer.
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RC Plane Crashes Into the Sea and Captures Beautiful Underwater Scenes

MrLiftHog was flying his camera-equipped RC plane one afternoon when he became disoriented by the glare of the sun and accidentally crashed his plane into the waters below. The plane was supposed to capture some aerial imagery, but it ended up seeing beautiful sights as an underwater camera.
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Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

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When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen in a different form. When the iceberg gets flipped upside-down, it looks like a giant shiny piece of ice that’s the color of the surrounding water.
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Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

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Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in the air. At that altitude, Laforet was able to look down at air traffic around NYC’s major airports, and there was no extra pane of glass between the photographer and the city. A few thousand feet higher and oxygen masks would have been required.
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Create Trippy Star Trail Effects in Time-Lapses Using a Motorized Zoom System

Here’s a neat video that shows what you get in a star trails time-lapse if you slowly move your lens’ zoom ring over the course of the long exposures. Long exposures naturally create star trails around Earth’s axis of rotation, but throw in some motorized zooms and you can turn those ordinary trails into some pretty trippy effects.
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