Posts tagged ‘landscape’

The Body in Nature: Unusually Beautiful Photographs

Arno Ragael Minkkinen Nudes 21

Photographing the nude is just about as old as the camera itself… from cheesy pinups to surreal body landscapes, the form has been explored in just about every way imaginable. That’s why, when I ran across the work of Arno Rafael Minkkinen I was truly blown away. His work is filled with almost magical abstract forms created using just creatively positioned figures in the landscape and his well placed lens… nothing more. Each photograph is a revelation, something to decipher for its mysterious form and appreciate for its lyrical beauty.

Making these images even more astounding, most of them are self-portraits. Minkkinen says he does this because of the often underestimated danger in creating such images (which sometimes involve hanging off cliffs or staying under frozen snow for long periods). He also uses no assistant to position himself in the shots, so he must click the shutter button and accurately dance himself into position in just 9 seconds before the shutter fires. For more difficult shots he has sometimes employed a long cable release which he throws out of the scene before the image is taken. Continue reading…

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Gorgeous Otherworldly Photos of Colorful Forests

The natural wonder of the forest is brought to life in these mystical images by Czech-based photographer Janek Sedlar. Focusing in on hazy and colorful compositions, the artist captures our attention with these enchanting scenes. In the collection, entitled Forest and Trees in Colors, Sedlar finds ordinary moments and transforms them into extraordinary worlds. He has an affinity for nature photography and viewers will get lost in each stunning landscape.

Drawing on the natural environment, Sedlar captures the leaves on trees as they turn colors during the autumn season. He then digitally enhances many of his photographs with modified colors and saturation, and the final products are otherworldly. If you are interested in these kinds of unique landscapes, you may enjoy this collection of creative Central Park photographs, as well as these breathtaking landscape shots by Austria-based photographer Edgar Moskopp. Continue reading…

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Crimean Winter Landscape Photography

Yummy light and textures.

Interested in combining his active lifestyle with his love of photography, Russian photographer Daniel Korzhonov recently traveled with friends to Crimea, a part of Ukraine. His photographic venture resulted in these undisturbed Crimean winter moments. When looking at each photograph, the viewer can’t help but feel the shiver of a cold, snowy afternoon or drift away into the dreamy mist of a morning sunrise.

Korzhonov says his favorite genre is landscape photography. “I am attracted to the theme of man and the mountains: how man is small and helpless in comparison with the peaks of the mountains, but at the same time he can conquer it, can fight with itself and survive in the wilderness of rock, moving higher and higher.”

Via MyModernMET.com

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