Oliver Morris masterfully blends photos of women with beautiful shots of nature to create some great double exposures. His subjects look like they are completely in touch with nature. It almost makes me want to go outside, haha.
Here are some pretty nice landscape photos by Garry Schlatter. They are all considered his "Most Interesting" photos on Flickr. Many of them have a serene and contemplative feel to them. He definitely has a way of capturing the perfect light for his shots.
My favorite, is the moon shot which beautifully captures the moon and clouds even if it is slightly altered. It just has a wonderful feel to it, and I love the way the lights in the bottom right corner balance out the strong presence of the moon.
Xavier Jamonet is a photographer from Southeatern France. His style features bold saturated colors, high contrasts and a crisp/clear look. I hope he continues to travel and show us the great landscapes Earth has to offer.
Leave it to Annie Leibovitz to take create such a great re-imagining of a cult classic like The Wizard of Oz. This movie is held in such high regard that it would be hard to create a fitting tribute to it. Luckily for us, Annie took her shot at it and succeeded. She does a tremendous job of taking classic scenes from the movie and turning them into her own.
On Sunday, May 20, 2012, there was an annular solar eclipse. This occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun, but the Moon's diameter appears smaller than the Sun. This creates a ring that is also known as the Ring of Fire. Here are some of the great pictures from the event.
From Bill Jemison, "This was a "hidden gem" taken at the same time as my ribbon winner from the "Celebration" challenge. It was only after quite a bit of effort that the underlying beauty of the image appeared. This was a misty morning during the 2005 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and I took the shot from a hill in Rio Rancho, NM where I live as the balloons drifted northward along the Rio Grande River in the bosque (river forest). "
Some people get a thrill by riding on a roller coaster or driving a fast car. People like 19 year old Russian photographer Vitaly Raskalov get their thrill by skywalking, which consists of scaling tall structures without safety equipment and uploading pictures to social media sites. The only way to get such breathtaking photos is to climb the structures yourself, or look at them on the internet. I will gladly do the latter and let the thrill-seekers provide us with spectacular views. My palms are sweaty just from looking at them.