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Is it a picture or a looped video? Well something in between, but it is surely entertaining to look at. Photographer Julien Douvier uses a myriad of methods from his magic bag of techniques to produce these delightful, thought-provoking cinemagraphs of both city life and the natural outdoors. A cinemagraph is a photograph wherein a chosen area is animated to create a specific movement by repeating it in a loop. What Douvier does is take what are already dramatic photographs and animates them to life with understated elements of movement like flowing water, smoke from a chimney or the dancing of branches as they are swept by the blowing wind.
Mamoru Kanai‘s continuing series called Riding Pop, shows the Tokyo resident as he rides his bike throughout the bustling metropolis. Kanai performs a wheelie everywhere in front of the busy city as he uses the colorful backdrops of Tokyo in every image. Kanai’s bike is known as a mamachari or “mom’s bike’, a nonspecific type of bicycle in Japan.
An inspirational eBook with lots of beautiful images, retouching tips, articles and a few illustrated text and video tutorials for amateur and professional photographers who edit their work in Adobe Photoshop.
Irish photographer Jason Mcgroarty is always striving for an element of the unexpected in his images. You might say he would rather that his work jolts you in a manner that would push you to think; rather than just present an aesthetically pleasing picture. That is exactly what he achieves in his series Totem.
While the awesome power of nature’s fury can be one of the most frightening things to behold, there is also an inherent beauty in seeing it unleashed. This series of striking seascapes captures the remarkable power of nature as it is expressed with the fine art of skilled photography. Shot by Montauk, New York-based photographer Dalton Portella, the photos have an inherent painterly-like character that depicts the threatening force of the sea during stormy weather.
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