One of the best parts about the Holidays are the amazing Christmas trees and light displays. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, it is hard not to feel festive. Here are some examples of great tree and light decorations from around the world.
Photographer Andrew Osokin is a specialist at capturing life's smallest treasures. Using a Nikon D80/D90 and a 60mm/90mm macro lens, he captures everything from insects to flowers and notably here, snowflakes. These photos beautifully capture the amazing shapes and formations of melting snow.
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.
I set a personal photos I took while in Jacksonville, Florida. Enjoy!
Alan Sailer creates these explosive photos in his garage by shooting a pellet rifle at objects and capturing the results with a home built flash. He shoots everything from food to toys to Christmas ornaments. If you want to see more of these, check out his Flickr page. He has hundreds more!
Nykoh is a photographer from Brussels, Belgium. His photographs capture the wonder and beauty of colors at night. Light bounces off building walls and wet city streets, creating wonderful silhouettes and shadows. If you like these photos you can go to his Facebook page for new photo updates.
Nagano Toyokazu is the photographer behind these wonderfully creative photos of his daughter. First he comes up with a creative idea, then has his daughter act it out in front of the camera to create some adorable scenes. He is shooting this series to so his daughters have fond memories when they grow up. Not only that, but he loves sharing his photos with others. "I hope that the photos I take will continue to make people from around the world smile and make them happy."
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.
Joey L is a Canadian-born photogrpaher currently based in New York City. He has worked for clients from Coca-Cola to National Geographic to Forbes and plenty of others. This series was taken on Halloween of 2010 in Brooklyn, NY. He does an amazing job of capturing his subjects. They aren't forced to pose, he just captures them when they were most comfortable.