Yesterday we saw 2012 out with some beautiful night photography, and today we welcome 2013 with stunning morning photography. Hopefully you will all have a wonderful New Year and it will continue to be perfect for you throughout the year.
On this New Year's Eve, we are bringing you some beautiful night photography as 2012 bows out making way for 2013 and all of it's promise. A year that saw many new trends in website design, along with some new standards in design that were initially seen as trends but have turned into much more - here I refer to the use of HTML5 and CSS3 and the development of responsive websites. I hope you all had a wonderful 2012 as we say a fond farewell to it.
Imagine the scene: a beautiful sunny day, no pressing, urgent work or engagements, the rolling hills in perfect view just outside the door, a gentle breeze and a table and chairs waiting to be occupied. A bottle of wine on hand, along with a couple of glasses, and the person you most like to spend time with right there to share the wine with you... idealism to the max! Of course, that is not the situation most of us are in right now, so here is a selection of beautiful wine-related photographs to take you off to dreamland for a few minutes.
Moonlight is considered to be a romantic time by many. Sunshine tends to throw yellow light on everything it touches, while moonlight often makes everything look blue. To achieve an excellent moonlit photograph long exposure times are required, water and moonlight together can create a fantasy-like scene, making water – the ocean, a river or even a pond, one of the best settings for moonlight photography.
Here we have selected some beautiful, romantic examples of moonlight photography for your viewing pleasure.
Cats are known for being their own personalities - they don't do things to please humans, they do things purely to satisfy themselves! Cats have a great ability to find places to curl up that suit their immediate needs - with no consideration given to whether the humans wish them to be in that place. The result is often a cute cat in 'the wrong' setting!
Here we have collected 20 cute images of cats 'in' things - some of which they shouldn't be in at all!
Urban decay is all around us, I don't think there is a country in the world that doesn't have some kind of urban decay. It's a sad fact of life.
However, we can try to find the beauty within the destruction. Sometimes the old saying holds true: Beauty is more than skin deep.
In this round-up I have gathered some images of urban decay that incorporate still life. I have chosen these photographs to invoke memories... albeit not your own memories – if you really get your imagination going with these images, the whole experience can be quite sad and moving.
Photographing foggy/misty scenes requires much skill from the photographer. Fog usual occurs in the evening and lasts until early morning. Very often over water as the water is warmer than the surrounding air.
Fog and mist naturally knock out colour, rendering the scene quite ‘flat’ and lacking in contrast, so longer exposure times are required to achieve a good photograph. When there is light involved, generally at night, the fog/mist create refraction which can fool the camera’s light monitor – these are a couple of the obstacles the photographer faces when shooting foggy/misty scenes, and where great skill is required.
This round-up brings you more than 40 outstanding and beautiful photographs shot in foggy/misty weather.
The title seems to be a contradiction in terms: how can natural cloud formations be unrealistic? But it does happen, and often!
Many times I look at the sky and consider that if an artist faithfully represented the cloud formation it would be considered unrealistic as a painting - which throws a shadow over the concept that artists are only limited by their own imagination - that is, if they want their art to appear realistic!
The best times to catch unrealistic cloud formations are sunrise and sunset and before, during or after a storm, however, strange formations can occur at any time of the day, any time of the year.
Here is a selection of beautiful but unrealistic natural cloud formations produced by outstanding photographers.
Snow is a very unforgiving type of weather – it is cold, icy and generally dangerous to be out in. However, there is no doubt it is beautiful – nature plays tricks with us with snow!
For those of us who see snow most years, it is difficult to imagine there are people in this world who have never seen it – I expect that is the same vice versa too!
Here I have collected a selection of 30 snowy scene photographs that are of picture postcard quality. The beauty of the scenes draw us in… but beware, snowy weather will chew you up and spit you out!!
We can, at times, be quite horrified by the way wild animals treat their young. If there is a disability or the offspring is weak in any way, it is usually either abandoned and left to die or actually killed by the mother. In the wild only the fittest survive.
However, for those that are born strong and healthy, we humans could learn a lot from mothers in the wild. They provide food and schooling, along with play and comfort. There is nothing like a mother's love!
Here we bring you some beautiful images of wild mothers with their babies, along with a short synopsis of the life cycle of each species featured.
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