Posts Tagged ‘beautiful’

This Flower Opening Time-Lapse Breathes New Life Into a Stale Subject

There are a few subjects that lend themselves particularly well to time-lapse photography — think: sunsets, aurora borealis, the night sky, and the hustle and bustle of a city — and so, naturally, they are the most frequently used subjects.

Another of these is flowers opening. Not quite as common anymore, it’s nevertheless still familiar to anyone who has spent any time exploring the world of time-lapse photography… so why is it that this creation by photographer David de los Santos Gil is still so captivating? Read more…

Destruction/Creation: When Ink and Double Exposure Photography Digitally Collide

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Inspired by the beautiful ink-in-water photography of Alberto Seveso — who, by the way, we’ve featured many times on PetaPixel, so definitely check that out — South African artist and photographer Chris Slabber recently put a spin on ink photography the likes of which we’ve not seen before.

Using his skills as a digital artist, he combined the genres of Ink Photography and Double Exposure portraits to create something that, in the interest of avoiding photography word inflation, is both good and beautiful (but not ‘stunning’ or ‘brain paralyzing’). Read more…

Photoshop Experiment: 1 Photograph, 27 Countries, 27 Definitions of ‘Beautiful’

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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if journalist Esther Honig has proven anything with her fascinating Photoshop project Before & After, it’s that whoever ‘they’ are (it turns out, Margaret Wolfe Hungerford) is right. Read more…

Ink Blot Inspired Photos Explore Color and Movement with Ballet Dancers and Powder

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When photographer Jana Cruder was commissioned to photograph the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, she jumped at the opportunity to do something different — something she felt would better express “the emotion and art of movement” that she witnessed when she saw them perform.

That something turned out to be copious amounts of colored corn starch. Read more…

Inspiration: Take a Stunning 4K Time-Lapse Trip Across the US in Five Minutes

Last month we featured A Day In the Life of Roadtrippers time-lapse photographer Joel Schat — a wonderful, jealousy-inducing BTS look at Schat’s travels. And today we have for you the product of those many days spent traveling across the country, cameras in tow. No surprise: it’s a beauty. Read more…

Photographing the Matterhorn

A grueling hike, a dead battery, and some fantastic pictures of the famous Swiss mountain

Jun 23, 2014 · Rio Akasaka

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Convict Becomes Famous Meme After His ‘Beautiful’ Mugshot Goes Viral

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Mugshots aren’t exactly known as the height of beautiful portrait photography, but 30-year-old felon Jeremy Meeks’ mugshot is something else entirely. Within 24 hours of the photo being posted on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook, Meeks’ glamour shot had received over 23,000 likes and nearly 6,000 comments… as of this writing those numbers are up to over 87,000 likes and over 11,300 comments.

It’s safe to say this image has gone well and truly viral, turning Meeks into a meme and sparking everything from Photoshop spoofs to a ‘Free Jeremy’ Twitter campaign. Read more…

Photograph of the Milky Way Taken Out the Window of an Airplane Above the Atlantic

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One of the standard cliché Instagram shots that gets ridiculed on occasion is the plane wing photographs, usually accompanied by some clouds or a sunrise or sunset. And while we agree that taking a photo out the window of your commercial airplane is tacky and overdone, the photo above by astrophotographer Alessandro Merga is a big fat beautiful exception. Read more…

Photographer Captures Spectacular Floral Display in the Middle of Parched Wasteland

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When the term decisive moment gets thrown around, it’s usually used to describe a photographic moment that is fleeting — the kind of street photograph that’s there one instant and gone the next.

But the moments captured in these stunning landscape images by photographer Guy Tal are also decisive, not for their fleeting nature, but their rarity. Read more…

Infrared Photographs of Iceland Capture a Different Side of the Gorgeous Country

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Between the landscape photos, aurora photos, waterfall photos and time-lapse project, Iceland probably ranks among the top most photographed countries in the world. And while all indications are that it, without a doubt, deserves that title, finding a photo series that offers a fresh perspective on the country can be tough.

Tough, but not impossible, as the photo series Blue Iceland and Iceland by Andy Lee go to show. Read more…