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Beautiful Aerial Perspective Shows Impact of Human Beings on the Natural Environment

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Photographer Bernhard Lang’s Aerial Views Adria is a series that he shot while taking to the skies to document the sea of humanity on the beaches off the Mediterranean coast. What he is able to show is that in the perspective of height and distance we are all tiny creatures of much less significance than we perceive. The Adriatic Sea is where Byzantine, Roman, and Venetian sailors in addition to today’s ocean-lovers have all appreciated its glowing, brilliant waters.

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Amazing Photos of the Clearest Lake on the Planet

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Known for its extremely clear waters, Blue Lake or Rotomairewhenua in Māori is a little lake found in Nelson Lakes National Park.  This is in the northern parts of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The place is hallowed ground to local Māori, and has the purest natural fresh water on the planet. Rotomairewhenua is emptied by the west branch of the Sabine River, a body of water that is part of the Buller River system.

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Surreal Images of Plumes of Smoke Set Against Contrasting Backgrounds


Consumed with a fervor for all things organic to the natural world, Bohman and Sjöstrand photography recently shot some surreal images of smoke dramatically set against black backgrounds when the smoke was light or white backgrounds when the smoke was dark. Emerging from a source not shown in the pictures, the mysterious smoke just appears out of nowhere forming misty, ghostly shapes that are hypnotic to look at even if they are frozen in each photograph.

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Huge discount on Trick Photography Lessons

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Searching for a complete instructional guide on how to take breathtaking special effects shots?

Say no more. This eBook entitled Trick Photography and Special Effects V2 contains over 295 pages of instruction along with 9 hours of video tutorials and over 300 creative photographs to help you learn everything you need to know to create impressive images and to bring your photography to a whole new level.

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Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest Entries

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HONORABLE MENTION, SCENIC LANDSCAPE, PRO: William Patino (Wollongong, NSW, Australia)
Valley of Solace, Yosemite Wilderness in California
“At sunrise, I walked along the Merced River. I was delighted to see golden light spreading across the trees and glass-like water reflecting the monolithic mountains. All was silent except for the sound of trickling water.”
Photo and caption by William Patino / Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Contest

To observe and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was enacted half a century ago on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has put on exhibition Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places. It is a photography display that showcases carefully selected and scrutinized images culled from over 5,000 entries.

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San Francisco from Above: Aerial Photos of the City by the Bay

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In 1962, Tony Bennett recorded perhaps his most iconic song. It was about that fabled city by the bay. The lyrics to that tune go like this:

I left my heart in San Francisco
High on a hill, it calls to me
To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars
The morning fog may chill the air, I don’t care…

San Francisco has that special magic that leaves its indelible imprint in many hearts. It is situated on the West Coast of the United States at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula and traverses noteworthy stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay inside its boundaries. Residents of the city as well as tourists and visitors fall in love with its unique, quaint charm.

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