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The nature of photography is to freeze a moment in time. This is what most photographers do, and countless do it exceptionally well. For Toby Harriman, however, it is different. He would rather capture several frozen moments of time, and combine these images in a picture that says more than just a single shot. Rather than get tiny segments of a second, Harriman immerses his shots in minutes or even longer periods. Generous amounts of time for a scene are captured to show its many facets and nuances.
Ali Ertürk is certainly not alone with his fixation on one beloved structure. The lensman has been creating beautiful and captivating landscape photography of the Golden Gate Bridge. He achieves this from numerous, inimitable perspectives, capturing the structure’s one-of-a-kind beauty. The bridge is synonymous with San Francisco, and together they share a common bond that afflicts almost anyone who visits the city by the bay.
Nothing quite compares with a pouring of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes during the onset of winter. It is always a beautiful sight to behold, and every time is just as magical. A snowflake is actually two things; one ice crystal or an aggregation of ice crystals that falls through the Earth’s atmosphere.
The vast majority of us are content to look up at the night sky and gaze at obscure stars, or perhaps be amused by some man-made spectacle like spotlights or the blinking lights from passing plane. This is what we have grown accustomed to. But if you want a truly spectacular look at the heavens, then you will need a little help from some extraordinary places. The Earth and Sky Mt. John Observatory in New Zealand is just that kind of place, offering stargazers some truly stunning views of celestial action.
Among the defining moments of man conquering his environment was the twin innovations of the harnessing of electricity and the creation of the light bulb. These two colossal milestones exponentially ushered in a new era that would be defined by rapid, if not blinding rates of development. Nightfall would no longer be a hindrance to mankind, and the practical 24 hour day was born. Over a century later, to see a night landscape artificially lit still stirs feelings of wonder and amazement.