In honor of the International Year of Forests, Doo Creative teamed up with photographer Suresh Natarajan to create the Green Guardians Calendar 2011 and we can all be glad that they did. These shots perfectly match the beauty of women and mother nature.
Terence Chang has captured San Francisco like I've never seen before. He stays clear of the cliché shots of the city, and shows us some great new sights and perspectives of the city. Terence makes great use of fog and lights to create some interesting photos. Check out more of his photos on Flickr.
Pep Ventosa's masterful work involves stitching together dozens to hundreds of photographs into a single image. Each location creates a unique and interesting pattern that tells a story of its own.
Mario Moreno is an expert wildlife, landscape and travel photographer. He has spent the past 12 years exploring Africa and capturing some truly breathtaking scenes. He searches for the "Perfect Moment" when "everything comes together ... Light, Timing and Emotions that create a memorable and forever lasting scene !" He's definitely perfected capturing those perfect moments. These beautiful silhouettes are just the tip of the iceberg. check out his 500px account for some more great photos!
These spectacular shots are from Winter Illuminations, a gorgeous display of lights at the Nabano No Sato botanical garden in Kuwana, Japan. Millions of LED lights spread across the garden grounds creating inspiring scenes such as a sunrise at Mt Fuji, a rainbow across the sky, and the aurora borealis, not to mention the spectacular light tunnels. You can catch this spectacular sight up until March 31, 2013.
This is one of the amazing sets that Bert Stern took with Marilyn Monroe at the Hotel Bel Air before her tragic death. You can buy Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting at Amazon, which has more amazing shots of her last session. You can also look forward to a few posts in the future featuring more shots from this sessionl.
Loving this photo of New York City by Samuel H. Gottscho. This is a truly great shot of the Savoy Plaza and Plaza hotels from Central Park. The best part, it was taken on February 12, 1933. Truly a shot that requires a photographer's eye.
Murat Germen is a professor of art, photography, and new media at Sabanci University in Instanbul, Turkey. His work focuses on finding things people ignore and presenting them in an interesting light. Germen claims "It is easy to take ordinary photos of extraordinary things but more challenging to take extraordinary photos of ordinary things." Judging by his photos, I tend to agree. He distorts ordinary shots of cities and creates images that are completely unqiue yet familiar.
Here are some great city photos by Andrey Pomyantovskiy. These shots beautifully capture the cities and have a very serene and quiet quality to them. Click on the city names to see a larger version of the images.
Stefan Georgi is a German Art Director living in New York City. His Flickr stream features thousands of shots of the city that never sleeps and many of them are quite spectacular. Here is just a small sampling of his photos.